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The National Museum is located in Arandjelovac, a small town 80 km South of Belgrade. The Museum covers an area of 900 square meters in a bilding in the vicinity of the Bukovicka spa. The National Museum in Arandjelovac, the city museum complex, was founded in 1981.
Museum takes care of The Ethno home as well as of the Risovaca cave – Natural Monument (Protected area of I category ) and cultural heritage of great importance. The Risovaca Cave was discovered in 1953. It was the habitat of Neanderthals about 50,000 years ago. Scientists have found over 10,000 of skeletal remains of Ice Age animals in the Cave between 1953 an 1985.
The Museum takes care of the paleontological, archaeological, ethnological, historical and art history collections. Museum has a collection of over 600 works of world potters.
The professional staff of the Museum – curators and guides are engaged in the education of children through workshops for children in different filds (archeology, paleontology, ethnology, history…). Workshops are held in the exhibition hall of the museum (100 m2) as well as on the spot of Risovaca cave, natural monuments and cultural property.
- Mihailo S. Petrov; Art as gift;
- Old crafts – traditional footwear craftsmenship in Arandjelovac;
- Risovaca, paleontological treasure – the protection and conservation of the Quaternary fossil fauna;