SERIES OF EXHIBITIONS “TREASURES OF THE ROYAL COMPOUND”
OPENING OF RARE BOOKS EXHIBITION “AT THE BEGINNING THERE
WAS A WORD”
Belgrade, 15 November 2010 – His Royal Highness Crown Prince
Alexander II opened tonight an exhibition “At the beginning there was a word” in
the Thatched House, the first structure built on the Royal Compound in Dedinje.
This was just the first of a series of exhibitions under the name “Treasures of
the Royal Compound” in which the public will be introduced to rare and
exceptional cultural heritage of the Royal Court.
Mr. Dragomir Acovic, member of the Privy Council noted the
importance of this exhibition: “This is the first presentation of books from the
Royal Library, which does not present only the taste and affinity of the Rulers,
but also show picture of different times, in sense of different interests,
influences and contributes to a sort of kaleidoscope through different historic
The exhibition was opened by The Crown Prince who emphasized:
“Books and written texts are our connection with history, tradition and our
ancestors. I would like that great number of our citizens come and see this
exhibition, especially high school and university students”.
The exhibition is designed in three segments: Reference
books, literature and art books in which the public will be introduced to an
exceptional volume kept at Royal and White Palace libraries.
Encyclopaedias, dictionaries, biographies, travelogues,
children books, belletrist, magazines and art books by distinguished European
authors will be just a part of this amazing presentation.
This exhibition is realized thanks to support of Historical
Museum of Serbia, Archive of Yugoslavia, National Museum from Smederevo and
Belgrade National Theatre.
The exhibition “At the beginning there was a word” will be
open to the public at the Royal Compound from Monday, 15 November until Tuesday,
Anyone who is interested should contact the Office of HRH
Crown Prince Alexander on 011 306 4014 and confirm their attendance at least one
day in advance. Exhibition times are 11 am and 2 pm and entrance is free of