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Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art (MNMA)

35000 Jagodina, Boška Đuričića 10, Serbia

Phone: (+381 35) 8223 419; 244 317

info@mnmu.rs, info@naiveart.rs










Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art (MNMA), Jagodina, is a specialized institution, unique in our country, with a special programme of museum protection of the works of naïve and marginal art by collecting, studying, exhibiting, publishing and systematizing museum documentation. The Museum was founded in 1960 in Jagodina, firstly as Gallery of Self-Taught Artists; in 1985 it received the name Museum of Naïve Art to be renamed into Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art in 2007. Since its foundation, besides collecting artworks as its basic activity, Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art has paid special attention to exhibiting and publishing activity. This significant, extensive and diversified segment of Museum activity becomes visible as the most representative result of professional research, information and advertising work.


As a fundamental form of presentation of collection and continual communication with the audience, permanent display has developed since 1966 when it was established, thus uninterruptedly following the development of Museum collection and showing its most significant artworks. In the period of sixty years, independently or in cooperation with other institutions Museum organised more than 700 exhibitions – solo, retrospective, group, thematic, study, chamber and the exhibition of Colonies, Biennials, Triennials and other events at its residential building and at other places in Serbia and abroad. Parallel with exhibitions, a variety of accompanying events were organised as well as special scientific, educational and popular programmes. Besides professional guidance on visitors adjusted to various target groups, the Museum organised art workshops, film projections, concerts, promotions of publications, international events, lectures etc. In cooperation with specialised institutions, particular attention was paid to the development of availability of museum programmes adapted for the persons with special needs and presentation of the events to the residents of closed type institutions, such as Institutions for Enforcement of Imprisonment.



By gathering artists from the whole world, organising most various types of exhibiting-ublishing projects, periodical evens, Colonies, Salons, Biennials and Triennials as one of the best ways to research, study and promote the development of naive and marginal art in wider international concept, the Museum connects the artists with diverse sensibilities and generations worldwide thus enriching its collection. The treasure of Museum today includes about four thousand artworks of over four hundred authors from more than thirty countries (America, Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark England, Iran, Italy, Iceland, Japan, China, Cuba, Cyprus, Hungary, North Macedonia, Germany, Portugal, Russia, Republic of Srpska, Slovenia, Turkey, France, Haiti, Croatia, Montenegro, Sweden, Spain etc.).




Representative building of Museum of Naive and Marginal Art dates back in 1929. Thanks to its particular characteristics it was declared a cultural monument in 1984. At the beginning of October 2019, the works on reconstruction and building the annex to Museum began. Within the existing building the following is planned: enlargement of the exhibiting area, the depot for storage of collection and publications, and improvement of communication within the building and better access for handicapped people to all rooms of exhibiting area. The building of annex will provide new space for multimedia projects and gallery for special programmes with a particular place for exhibiting monumental sculptures from MNMA collection, together with the area for representative guest exhibiting projects.
This significant capital investment is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of Republic of Serbia, which is a patron of overall work of Museum of Naive and Marginal Art. Approaching the great jubilee, sixty years of work, we would like to thank all precious associates, colleagues, friends of Museum and donors for
their support and development with us, just like the artists whose works we preserve.



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