Danube Virtual Museum

About us

PE "Belgrade Fortress" in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia initiated the project “The Magic Touch of the Danube – Virtual Museum” in 2011. The goal of this project is to, on a comprehensive internet presentation, connect representative examples of natural and cultural heritage of the whole Danube region - from the source in Germany to its mouth in the Black Sea, to emphasize its importance as well as to point out the need for preserving the heritage and to open the possibility for future international cooperation between state institutions of the Danubian countries - Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine.

The internet presentation “The Magic Touch of the Danube – Virtual Museum” is seen as a development platform with a possibility of constant input of new data and content, the mapping of new sites and expansion of the database. The website is designed so that each country through which the Danube flows, by accreditation of adequate institutions, takes responsibility and obligation to include content that will present the cultural and natural heritage of its territory.

In the initial phase of the implementation of a part of the website "The Magic Touch of the Danube - Virtual Museum" , referring to the flow of the Danube through Serbia, partners of PE "Belgrade Fortress" have been the National Museum, the Ethnographic Museum, the Historical Museum of Serbia, the Natural History Museum in Belgrade and the Belgrade City Museum. In order to best present cultural and natural heritage of the Danube flow through Serbia, museum professionals, in the field of competence of their institutions, have selected the material from archives and museums funds. This material has also been included in this website.

The future steps of this project are to include a greater number of museums and other institutions in Serbia in order to substantially enrich the existing database, and to call on the cooperation and involvement of the official institutions of other Danube countries, so that the internet presentation "The Magic Touch of the Danube - Virtual Museum" would become internationally recognized.

The public enterprise for cultural, artistic and commercial activities "Belgrade Fortress", Belgrade was established on July 12, 2002. The decision of the Belgrade City Assembly was to create a company that preformed activities of general interest for the City of Belgrade in the areas of artistic and literary creativity, arts performance, gallery and museum activities, publishing and entertainment activities. The activities have been performed in the area of the Belgrade Fortress – the Upper and the Lower Towns, and in Kalemegdan Park – Little and Big Kalemegdan in accordance with the entrusting the real estate management.

Contact

PE „Belgrade Fortress“

Terazije 3 / V
11000 Belgrade
Serbia
phone: +381 (0)11 26 20 685
fax:       +381 (0)11 26 33 747
web:    www.beogradskatvrdjava.co.rs/
e-mail: office@beogradskatvrdjava.co.rs

Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia
Vlajkovićeva 3
11000 Belgrade
Serbia
phone: +381 (0)11/ 33 98 172, +381 (0)11/ 33 98 404
fax:       +381 (0)11/ 33 98 936
web:    www.kultura.gov.rs
e-mail: kabinet@kultura.gov.rs