Museum of African Art (Serbian: Музеј Афричке Уметности /
Muzej Afričke Umetnosti) is a museum
located in the urban neighborhood of Senjak
in Belgrade, the capital
city of Serbia.
museum was founded in 1977 and represents the only museum in the
country dedicated to the arts and culture of Africa. Most of its
collection comes from the West
The museum specializes in African art
and predominantly features African
. It was established from the private
collection of Croatian diplomat in service of
the Socialist Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia Zdravko Pečar
(born in Međimurje), and was a result of his long stay as Ambassador
The collection contains many rare and valuable
pieces from the regions in which he travelled. The collection was
bequeathed to the City of Belgrade in 1974 by the ambassador.
Since its initial establishment from Pečar's private collection,
the museum has continually expanded its collection and as of 2006
contains approximately 1,700 pieces.