National Museum of Montenegro

Cetinje, Montenegro

National Museum of Montenegro in Cetinje is a complex institution consisting of four museums: Museum of History, the Art Museum with the Modern art gallery Dado Duric, the Ethnographic Museum and the newly founded Archaeological Museum with Lapidarium.

Collection of museum exhibits on the territory of present-day Montenegro can be traced back to the ancient past. In a modern sense, however, it is possible to record the traces as of late 15th century, the time when Cetinje was established as a political and spiritual centre of Montenegro. The residences of Ivan Crnojevic and the Vranjine Metropolitan, built at the time, contained rich stores of cultural-historical treasure as well as archive and book collections. During the sixteenth and seventeenth century, collecting is to be associated chiefly with the Montenegrin Metropolitans, while the nature of the collected items relates primarily to church history.

The museum possesses the Oktoih Prvoglasnik, a significant printed work from the late 15th century. It also host the original icon of Our Lady of Philermos, which had been in the possession of the Order of St. John since the Crusades. The icon was removed from the St. John's Co-Cathedral in Valletta by Grand Master Ferdinand von Hompesch zu Bolheim when the Order was expelled from Malta by the French in 1798.

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Founded: 1896
Category: Museums in Montenegro

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Igor Micunovic MD/Ph.D (19 months ago)
Great place to visit. Nice painting collection.
Alinne F. Bertolin (2 years ago)
Great place to visit. Here you will learn about history of Montenegro in all the stages of this land, all the invasions and changes of power at 2006 . Amazing colection od objects from each period and great organization. Also the superior floor is the Art Museum, with great exibitions of Montenegro's artists.
Jonathan Brugiere (2 years ago)
Sublime museum. Allow sufficient time for all the exhibitions (> 2h for Historical Museum and Art Gallery alike)
sasa farkas (2 years ago)
A secret is going to the gallery and finding Filermosa od the last floor. One of the biggest treasures that many don't know about.
Nick Cheng (3 years ago)
It tells about the history from ancient times to 2006. It can be the fastest/easiest way for foreigners to learn Montenegro history
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