Sunday, September 26, 2010

Salvador Dali and Josip Tito

On our last day in Belgrade we went to see the Salvador Dali exhibition at the Museum 25th of May. Divine Works contains two of the largest suites of Dali's graphic works: Biblia Sacra (biblical scenes) and Dante's Divine Comedy.


The Museum 25th of May, now known as the Museum of Yugoslav History, is also the resting spot of Josip Broz Tito, leader of Yugoslavia's partisans in World War Two and supreme ruler of the country until his death in 1980.



Interesting to see at the museum were all the relay race batons presented over the years to Tito by youth groups and municipalities on the 25th of May, which was Tito's birthday. Apparently there are some 20,000 batons in the museum's collection.

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