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Permanent exhibition of Muzej "Stara livnica" – Museum "Old Foundry" depicts the beginnings and development of industrial production in Serbia and in Kragujevac.
The Cannon-foundry was established in Belgrade in 1848, but moved to Kragujevac for security and strategic reasons in 1851. The first head manager of the Foundry in Kragujevac was French artillery major Charles Lubrie, and the first cannon was casted in the 15th of October 1853 in the presence of Aleksandar Karadjordjevic, Prince of Serbia.
Present day museum building was erected in 1882. It is among the rare preserved 19th century industrial structures in Serbia. The construction of the building, influenced by French and German industrial architecture, is connected with Todor Seleskovic, the outstanding technical engineer, one of the heads of the Foundry in the late 19th century. At that period the Foundry was highly modernized. In 1889 it was awarded a prize at the World Exhibition in Paris. Previously, in 1884, the usage of electricity had started. In the Collection of photographs of National Museum Kragujevac there is thrilling testimony of that – photograph of vast number of people with the first working electric bulb in Serbia! Museum exhibition manages to present the atmosphere of the exciting time of local "industrial revolution".
Besides that, the exhibition presents the two appealing artworks: sculpture "Target" by Valery Michieli, cast in 1969, and painting "Kragujevac, the 15th of February 1876", created by Mica Popovic, one of the greatest Serbian artists of the 20th century.
Once located within the "Zastava" factory, Museum "Old Foundry" used to be opened for tourists only in two terms per week. Nowadays the factory fence has been moved backward and the museum can be visited more often and easier.
Directions: Museum "Old Foundry" is located behind "Zastava" factory administrative building, by the river Lepenica, near the Old Church. It is easy to reach it just by passing administrative building on the left side.
Working hours: Mon – Fri 9 am - 2 pm
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