“KARADJORDJEVICS IN HISTORICAL CONTINUITY OF SERBIA 1808 – 2018” EXHIBITION DURING THE NIGHT OF MUSEUMS AT THE WHITE PALACE

Museums night at the White Palace

19/05/2018

The White Palace in Dedinje is among the exhibition sights at this year’s Night of the Museums manifestation in Belgrade. Visitors had a chance to see the exhibition about Karadjordjevic Dynasty in the period of 1808-2018.

This exhibition is focusing on important historical milestones, events from 1808, 1848, 1878, 1908 and 1918, and their connection with actvities of members of Karadjordjevic Dynasty. Exhibition also shows the continuity of the Royal Family through time, as one of rare instances of continuity among Serbs. Author of the exhibition is Mr Dusan Babac, member of the Privy Council.

During the uprising rest in 1808, Karadjordje has created the first batallion of the regular army, trained, armed and uniformed by all the European criteria of his time. The year of 1848 is the year of European revolutions and start of organized fight of Serbs living accross Danube, Sava and Drina Rivers in order to get an autonomy within the Austrian Empire. Prince Alexander Karadjordjevic ruled Serbia at that time, and he supported that movement. During liberation wars of 1876-78, Prince Peter Kardjordjevic with an alias of Petar Mrkonjic, joined the uprising against Ottoman rule in Bosnia. During Austrian Hungarian annexation of Bosnia in 1908, Crown Prince Djorjde (George) had a prominent role in demonstrations agains this act that was against the International law. Prince (Regent) Alexander was the supreme commander of Serbian Army that liberated all Serbian countries in 1918. Today, a hundred years later, with a birth of Prince Stefan in February of 2018, the new chapter in the history of Karadjordjevic Royal family is opened, the family that has an organic ties with historical continuance of the Serbian people.

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine have welcomed the visitors, talked to and took photos with them.

This interesting exhibition was available for a tour the same night as part of “Museum Night” until the early morning hours, and the visitors had the opportunity to refresh themselves with coffee and refreshments of “Bean and Leaf”.