On Friday, 8 November, Year 10 and Year 11 students visited Adligat together with their History teacher. The students had an amazing time and even got to see what edible books look like.
Adligat is a non-governmental, non-profitable association of citizens dedicated to improving Serbian culture, art and international cooperation. It consists of the Book and Travel Museum and the Museum of Serbian Literature, along with many legacies of famous Serbian people which contain their personal belongings and much more.
So many great books, so little time
In the Book and Travel Museum, the students saw edible books made from rice, bamboo and even elephant excrement. The students also saw 180-million-year-old-fossils, Iran’s gift to the museum. From the same region came a magnificent box containing the Quran. Also in the museum are books of unusual sizes, including a seven meter long book and the smallest book in the world whose dimensions are just 3.5 mm! In addition, the students saw some interesting marble covered praying books and tattooing tools used before the tattooing needle.
Legacies of famous people
In the Museum of Serbian literature, the students enjoyed the legacies of famous Serbian artists, such as actor Pavle Vujisić or writer Vasko Popa. They saw handwritten poems, glasses, personal photos, etc. The museum also holds Queen Natalie’s furniture and original weapons used in the Serbian uprising against the Turks. In addition, it includes a fantastic collection of stamps, some of which have been lent to museums in Germany and France.
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries, Immanuel Kant once said. International School Savremena definitely knows that reading leads to success, which is why being a book lover totally rules!
Chech out more photos from this interesting visit here.