Museum of Krajina

At the initiative of the people of Negotin and by the decision of Ban Moravska Banova, the Neo-Museum was founded in 1934. Then called “Hajduk Veljko City Museum”, it also had an archeological, ecclesiastical, numismatic and book collection. Today, there are about 15,000 objects in three representative objects that represent cultural assets for themselves: the Archaeological Museum, the Birthplace of Stevan Mokranjac and the Hajduk Veljko Museum.

National heritage
of Negotin region

In the central building of the Museum, a permanent exhibition, through exhibits from the archeological, ethnological, historical and artistic collections, presents the historical development of the Negotin Krajina from the earliest times to the 20th century. The most important exhibits include The Sacrifice (found in Rudna Glava near Majdanpek 3,500 BC), the sculpture of the god Neptune (bronze – 1st century), the sculpture of Jupiter Dolihen (the shrine in Brza Palanka III-IV century), a collection of Serbian medieval jewelry, while the core of the traditional culture of the Negotin Krajina: crafts, professions, weaving, home decoration, customs and folk costumes, represented by an ethnological setting.

Birthplace of
Stevan Mokranjac

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Through exhibited documents, correspondence and personal items on the floor of a town house from the end of the 19th century, the birthplace of Stevan Stojanovic Mokranjac, one can trace the life and work of the most famous Serbian composer from the first days to the end of his life. The ethnological exhibition is an original legacy in musical instruments and other objects, photographs and documents belonging to the composer. Mokranjac’s workroom was reconstructed with the artist’s original furniture and personal effects. On the ground floor is the setting of Professor Stana Djuric Klein, dedicated to Mokranjac’s spiritual and worldly creativity with a musicological analysis of his compositions.

Hajduk Veljko Museum

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The Hajduk Veljko Museum is located in the house of the of Negotin’s obor-knez (senior chief and responsible for his district’s people and was their spokesman) from the mid-19th century – the residence of Prince Todorcet, and the exhibition is dedicated to the hero from the time of the first Serbian uprising, Hajduk Veljko, known by the words “I give my head, I’m not giving Krajina (Negotin region)”. They are works of art inspired by Hajduk Veljko, 19th century artifacts, weapons and banners from the first Serbian uprising, photographs and war documents.

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