Stories from the Museum – TV series
Nine exclusive, half-hour episodes inspired by artefacts from the collection at the National Museum in Kragujevac. The camera takes us to where the artefacts were originally discovered and with the assistance of the museum curators we learn about their context and significance. They tell the history of Kragujevac and central Serbia, including many unknown or little known details. Before you are the six episodes completed so far.
Episode 1: PREHISTORY
Lepenski vir – the location where the first known sculpture in the history of the world was created, where the first religious system took form, and where the domestication of animals and plant cultures was started. Vinča was the location of the first urban settlement in Europe. Vinča settlements reached as far as the proximity of Kragujevac, including the Divostinje Venus. Were Vinčans the precursors of contemporary Serbs?
Episode 2: The Middle Ages
A survey of the first Serbian states and their expansion in the area of Šumadija. The only Donžon Tower remaining in Šumadija. The life of “ordinary people” in medieval Serbia. Manufactures in the area surrounding the Rudnik mountain. The monument erected in honor of Prince Stefan in 1427. The Serbian principality in Srem – the last trace of Serbia medieval statehood. An exclusive map of the Srem principality.
Episode 3: Karageorge
The camera records key locales associated with Karageorge and the First Serbian uprising against Ottoman rule. Original artefacts from the monastery of Voljavča and the room where Karageorge slept. The link between medieval and Karageorge’s Serbia. Present-day condition of Karageorge’s musket, which never missed its target.
Episode 4: Prince Milos
Where is the cross in front of which the rebels took their oath on Annunciation Day in 1815 in Takovo? Where are the remnants of the Takovo oak tree around which the Second Serbian uprising against the Ottomans was proclaimed? Miloš’s residential complex in Kragujevac. The oldest lock and the oldest key in Kragujevac – still working.
Episode 5: Prince Michael
One of the most popular rulers in the history of Serbia. Which was the building he constructed for the first Serbian parliament to assemble? How did he intend to implement the “Program” of Ilija Garašanin? Why was Prince Michael assassinated?
Episode 6: The Bourgeois XIX Century
How did the urban middle class in Serbia arise? What was the first urban street? Original items from a middle class home, customs, and way of life… When was obligatory and free public education introduced in Serbia?
Predrag Mihajlovic Cile (the exhibits from the National Museum in Kragujevac)
The Museum of the First Serbian Uprising, Takovo
The Cacak Historical Archives
National Museum in Sabac
Milinko Ivanovic Crni
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
MC Film consultants ltd
The City of Kragujevac contributed significantly to this project by co-financing it.