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Sunday at the MAA

The “Sunday at the MAA” programme is organised every Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm for individual and family visits, and consists of two parallel programs: GUIDED TOUR (for adults) and WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN (for 4-12 year olds). No booking required.

Entrance fee (all visitors): 200 RSD

The GUIDED TOURS (for adults) on Sundays at 11 are linked to the current thematic exhibition. *The Guided Tours on Sundays at 11 are in Serbian, while the exhibition display is in both English and Serbian, and curators are available to give more information about the exhibition in English too to all English-speaking visitors of this programme.

The WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN on Sundays at 11 are Serbian, but to English-speaking children who would like to participate in this programme the curators will be glad to give in English too the necessary instructions for activities during the workshop and explanations of the theme.

 

Sunday, July 7 & 14, from 11 am to 1 pm

Creative workshop for children:
MAKE YOUR OWN EGYPTIAN CARTOUCHE

Make your own Egyptian CartoucheAs part of the programs accompanying the ''Under the Spotlight – Ancient Egyptian Collections in Museums in Serbia'' we will organize the educational-creative workshop for children ''Make Your own Egyptian Cartouche''.

In Ancient Egypt the names of the pharaoh, queen and other prominent people were written in hieroglyphics on special, framed ovals called cartouches. Children will discover particular hieroglyphics and write their names on cartouche-like papers. Also, the workshop will include a presentation of famous examples of artworks preserved inside the Egyptian pyramids, which will serve for the creation of their own paper pyramids.

 

 

Sunday, July 21 & 28, from 11 am to 1 pm

Educational-creative workshop for children:
LET'S PLAY SENET - THE ANCIENT EGYPTIAN GAME

SenetSenet is one of the oldest board games in the world and it originates from ancient Egypt. The name of the game means passage and its connection with a journey towards immortality and obstacles which one must overcome. Senet was immensely popular everyday board-game among ancient Egyptians and was played on many occasions. It is a frequent motif of ancient Egyptian reliefs, depicting members of the family or an individual playing against their soul ba. The earliest fragments of the boards and figures date around 3100 BCE, and many of them are kept in the museums worldwide.

Participants of the workshop will have the opportunity to make their own board, counters and learn the rules of the game. Then they will play senet in pairs.

(For 7+ year olds)

 

 

Sunday, from 11 am to 1 pm

Guided tour through the current exhibition:
„UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT – Ancient Egyptian Collections in Museums in Serbia“

Under the SpotlightThe UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT – Ancient Egyptian Collections in Museums in Serbia exhibition brings valuable and to this point rarely, if ever, exhibited objects from ancient-Egyptian collections in museums in Serbia. The exhibition is based on the collaboration of 11 institutions: the City Museum Vršac, Town Museum of Sombor, City Museum of Subotica, Museum of Srem, Užice National Museum, Belgrade City Museum, Museum of Yugoslavia, Jewish Historical Museum in Belgrade, National Museum in Belgrade, the Republic Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of Serbia – Belgrade and the Museum of African Art as host and project initiator.

Chronologically, the objects span a period from the Old Kingdom to the Roman era – approximately from 2686 BCE to the fourth century CE – i.e. almost every historical period of the ancient Egyptian past. Almost all of them are unfortunately of unknown provenance, since they mostly became part of present-day museum collections in Serbia, as souvenirs of travellers to Egypt (for the most part from the second part of the 19th century CE onward), as gifts to important statesmen, such as Josip Broz Tito (1892-1980, leader and president of SFR Yugoslavia), or as random archaeological findings and rare museum acquisitions. Thus, even though there is little definite information regarding their context, function, or date.

Accompanying programs of the exhibition “Under the Spotlight” exhibition will be held at the Museum of African Art, 14, Andre Nikolića Street, Senjak.

 

JULY

Sunday, 7 July, from 11 am

 Canopic jar lid (New Kingdom to Ptolemaic Period)

Canopic jar lid (New Kingdom to
Ptolemaic Period). Egyptian Collection.
City Museum Vršac. Aeg. 1.

Exhibition guide: Nenad Marković, historian, PhD candidate at the Czech Institute for Egyptology

The tour will focus on the historical and religious function of exhibited Ancient Egyptian objects.

Nenad Marković (b. 1986, Belgrade) completed his bachelor and master studies of history at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade (2014), and he is currently working on this doctoral thesis at the Czech Institute of Egyptology of the Charles University in Prague. His PhD dissertation deals with priestly families and their mutual connections in Memphis (570-486 BCE).

He received stipends from Stiftungsfonds für Postgraduates der Ägyptologie (2015, 2018) and the Robert Anderson Trust (2017). He was part of the Czech Institute of Egyptology’s archaeological excavations in Abusir (2017) and conducted research in numerous museums, archives and libraries across Europe and in Egypt. Currently, he is working on a solo project investigating non-royal elite women in Lower Egypt (664-332 BCE).

He published numerous contributions to leading scientific journals of national and international significance, international edited volumes, and international conference proceedings.

 

Sunday, 14 July, from 11 am

 Contemporary souvenir in the ancient Egyptian style from the Oszkar
Vojnich collection

Contemporary souvenir in the ancient
Egyptian style from the Oszkar Vojnich
collection (EV-1281), Municipal
Museum of Subotica.

Exhibition guide: Aleksandra Prodanović Bojović, senior curator, the Museum of African Art in Belgrade

The tour will focus on the first travels from our parts to Egypt and the formation of the first museum collections.

Aleksandra Prodanović Bojović (b. 1973, Bеlgrаdе), senior curator, graduated from the Department of Ethnology and Anthropology, at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. Since 2002 she has curated, co-curated and collaborated on several museum exhibitions at the Museum of African Art (curator: “Spirits of Africa – West African Ritual Art”, “Ibeji – Twice Born: Twin Sculptures of the Yoruba People From the Pavlić Collection”, “Jewellery of Ethiopia”; co-curator/collaborator: “Ethiopian Art from the Nina Seferović Gift-Collection”, “Nyimpa kor Ndzidzi – One Man, no Chop”, “Lalibela – A Journey to the Jerusalem of Africa” etc.). She has authored and edited exhibition catalogues, catalogue texts, scientific and museological papers; she has given lectures and organised programs on a number of topics relating to various artistic forms and cultural phenomena in Africa. Her exhibition “Spirits of Africa” won the award of the Macedonian ICOM National Committee in 2018. Her research interests include, inter alia, cultural contacts between Europe and Africa, biographies of collectors and travellers – African art aficionados, as well as the histories of African collections in Yugoslavia and Serbia.

 

Sunday, 21 July, from 11 am
Exhibition guide: Nenad Marković, historian, PhD candidate at the Czech Institute for Egyptology

The tour will focus on the historical and religious function of exhibited Ancient Egyptian objects.

 

Sunday, 28 July, from 11 am
Exhibition guide: Nenad Marković, historian, PhD candidate at the Czech Institute for Egyptology

The tour will focus on the historical and religious function of exhibited Ancient Egyptian objects.

 

AUGUST

Sunday, 4 August, from 11 am
Exhibition guide: Nenad Marković, historian, PhD candidate at the Czech Institute for Egyptology

The tour will focus on the historical and religious function of exhibited Ancient Egyptian objects.

 

Sunday, 11 August, from 11 am
Exhibition guide: Nenad Marković, historian, PhD candidate at the Czech Institute for Egyptology

The tour will focus on the historical and religious function of exhibited Ancient Egyptian objects.

 

Sunday, 18 August, from 11 am
Exhibition guide: Nenad Marković, historian, PhD candidate at the Czech Institute for Egyptology

The tour will focus on the historical and religious function of exhibited Ancient Egyptian objects.

 

Sunday, 25 August, from 11 am
Exhibition guide: Nenad Marković, historian, PhD candidate at the Czech Institute for Egyptology

The tour will focus on the historical and religious function of exhibited Ancient Egyptian objects.