Museum of Vuk and Dositej, Belgrade

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The Museum of Vuk and Dositej is one of the most important memorial museums in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. Founded in 1949, it depicts the life, work and legacy of Vuk Stefanović Karadžić, the reformer of the Serbian language, and Dositej Obradović, a writer who was the country's first Minister of Education. The museum is a crucial site for understanding the revival of Serbian culture at the time of the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. Since 1979, this institution has been governed by the National Museum of Serbia.HistoryEstablished in 1949, the Museum of Vuk and Dositej is located in the Ottoman-style building of the former Belgrade Higher School, the first institution in Serbia providing higher education, founded in 1808 by Serbian key figure of the Age of Enlightenment Dositej Obradović during his mandate as Minister of Education, and the building is now also referred to as Dositej's Lyceum. Vuk Stefanović Karadžić was one of the first students of this institution. Subsequently, the Higher School evolved into the University of Belgrade. The building was raised as a residence probably for the Belgrade Defterdar (head of the Ottoman provincial treasury). It is also believed that it used to be home to a harem.
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  • One of the most important memorial museums in Belgrade, tells about the life, work and legacy of Vuk Karadžić (1787-1864), philologist, literary reformer of Serbian language and alphabet, originator of Serbian grammar, Publisher of Serbian folklore, translator of biblical books in Serbian), and Dositej Obradovic (1742-1811), writer and educator, educated Serbs of his time, the first Minister of education. Excellent shots of the House can be done with terrace restaurant "Podrum", located opposite the entrance.
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  • I had just gone to see the graves of Vuk and Dositej near the Holy Archangel Michael church. A local friend explained the history and importance of Vuk and his tutor. Then by chance we walked by this ...  more »
  • Found on the map, aside from touristy streets, but walking accessibility. Preserved a small yard. Inside the modern Exposition, there is a playroom for children's groups: letters on magnets there old and modern alphabet. My discovery: the old Serbian we read much easier-it was closer to Russian! The Museum is housed in the building of the first national school dedicated to the reformers language. There are books in Serbian, printed in Tsarist Russia.
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  • A lovely museum located in the city center
  • Nice small musum. They had a monodrama about Mina Karadzic, gaughter of Vuk Karadzic. Pitty they do not want to go on with simillar shows.
  • Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic- reformator of Serb Language. Alfabet of Serb' Language and basic rules: " read as it is written, write as you speak", are his biggest contribution. Dositej Obradovic famous Serb's writer and poet. "Vostani Serbie"was text o f the Serbs National Anthem while Serbia was Kingdom, written by Dositej. In the neighborhood is Museum of Theater Art.
  • Pleasant time with colleagues
  • Impressive. Great Belgrade's place to visit. Recommended!
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