Uzice, Origin and Development

Permanent Exhibition opened in 1995 in the second building of the Museum, on the ground Hall, presents the origin and development of the Uzice region from prehistoric times, antiquity, middle, and the new ages, to contemporary history. More than 1,400 exhibits from all museum collections (archaeology, ethnology, history and art history) are exposed.

Authors of the setting are: MA Ljiljana Mandic, Miloje Mandic, Bosa Rosic, Radivoje Papic, Ljubica Macura, Desanka Drndarević and Mara Aleksic.

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Užice Republic 1941.

Late in September, early in October in 1941, a large liberated territory was created as a base for raising rebellion  in western Serbia, Sumadia and the Morava river basin. Partisan and chetnik troops liberated most of the territory independently or together. On this territory, named Uzice Republic, there was about a million of inhabitants. The centre was Uzice, where chetnik troops entered, at first on September 21, and after that the town was given in charge to partisans on September 24.


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Partisan Factory for Production of Arms and Ammunition

After partisan forces arrived in Uzice on September 24, 1941, the pre-war factory for production of arms and ammunition in Krcagovo started its work. In that period it was the only company in that part of occupied Europe which produced arms for the war against fascism.

The machines from one part of the ammunition department and the tool room  were located in the underground rooms, built before the Second World War started, and used for needs of the vault of the National bank of the kingdom of Yugoslavia.

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The History of Arms Production in Uzice from 1928 to date

Permanent exhibition of the National Museum of Uzice, opened in 2006 year. This exhibition presents, to a lesser extent, conceptually amended exhibition of Commercial Museum Prvi Partizan, opened in the factory in 1990, and dismantled in 2002 (due to the collapse of SOUR Prvi Partizan). The current setting is only the history of arms production.

The authors and the contributors of the setting are: Jelena Ristanovic, Stevo Simovic, Radivoje Papic, Mihailo Topalovic, Zvonko Šostar and Dragan Tomanovic.

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Legacy of painter Mihailo Milovanovic

Legacy of painter Mihailo Milovanovic (Gostinica, 1879 – Uzice, 1941) was opened in 2003 at the National Museum Uzice. The Legacy Fund was created through acquisitions and gifts of the artist’s son, Momcilo Milovanovic and other donors, and some items were obtained from the collections of the National Museum Uzice. The Legacy presents artistic and personal belongings of Mihailo Milovanovic, the first academic painter of Uzice region, a war artist in the liberation wars of Serbia 1912-1918 and a sculptor.


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Collection of Stone Monuments

A part of the epigraph collection of The National Museum of Uzice, exhibited in the collection of stone monuments belongs to the period from the second half of the second century to the first part of the fourth century. The monuments originate from the region of Kosjeric municipality, Pozega municipality, Uzice municipality, Nova Varos municipality, and Prijepolje municipality.

In ancient period the territory where these ancient monuments were found entered the boundaries of the eastern province Dalmatia.

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