Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade

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Museum of Contemporary Art
Музеј савремене уметности
Muzej savremene umetnosti
Muzej savremene umetnosti bg.jpg
Established 1958
Location Belgrade
Type contemporary art museum

Museum of Contemporary Art (Serbian: Музеј савремене уметности/Muzej savremene umetnosti) in Belgrade is an art institution which collects and displays work produced since in 1900 in Serbia and former Yugoslavia. The museum also organizes international exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. It was founded in 1958 as the Museum of Modern Art and was the first Contemporary Art museum in Europe.[1] The building is a masterpiece of Ivan Antić, one of the former Yugoslavia's most prominent post-war architects. The permanent exhibition numbers more than 35,000 works of art.


The museum has several departments and collections:

Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, facade.


  • Department of General Affairs
  • Department of Finance
  • Studio for Conservation and Restoration

The museum also operates the Salon of the MoCAB, located in old town Belgrade. It was opened in 1961.

The museum building is located near the confluence of the river Sava into the Danube, in Ušće park of Novi Beograd municipality. It was designed by Ivan Antić and Ivanka Raspopović in 1960. The building was constructed between 1960 and 1965. The architects received the October Prize of the City of Belgrade on October 20, 1965, the day of the opening of the Museum.

The museum is currently undergoing an €8 million renovation.

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Coordinates: 44°49′10″N 20°26′32″E / 44.81944°N 20.44222°E / 44.81944; 20.44222