The exhibition "Money of the Republic of Italy from 1946 to 2002" opened


On the occasion of celebrating the day of the Republic of Italy on 2 June, the exhibition "Money of the Republic of Italy from 1946 to 2002" was officially opened at the Central Bank of Montenegro Money Museum in Cetinje. The exhibition was organized in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Italy in Montenegro and the Central Bank of Montenegro. 

The exhibition was opened by the CBCG Governor, Mr Radoje Žugić and H.E. Ambasador of Italy to Montenegro, Mr Luca Zelioli, attended by the Minister of Culture, Mr Aleksandar Bogdanović, Director of the National Museum, Ms Anastazija Miranović, Mayor of the Old royal capital, Mr Aleksandar Kašćelan, Parliament member, Ms Ana Nikolić, members of the CBCG Council and many other officials.

"It is our special honour that the Embassy of Italy has chosen to organize a part of the rich programme of marking its national holiday in the CBCG premises, confirming the high degree of reputation of this institution," emphasized the Governor Žugić, stressing that the CBCG is implementing similar activities with the aim of promoting historical and cultural heritage, as well as financial education of the widest public.

Addressing the present, the Ambassador Zelioli said that this exhibition offers an opportunity "to revive numerous Italian leading figures, from Galileo to Leonardo, from Verdi to Manconi” through the presented coins and banknotes. Ambassador Zelioli donated to the CBCG Money Museum a part of the exhibited material from his private collection, underlining that he is sure this donation will be valued in the best manner.

The Minister Bodganović pointed out in his speech that this exhibition "shows specific cultural and historical canonisation in the development of the Italian society of the second half of the twentieth century". The Mayor Kašćelan expressed his gratitude to the Embassy of Italy for deciding to start the celebration of the statehood day in the Old royal capital.

The exhibition "Money of the Republic of Italy from 1946 to 2002", with the permanent exhibition of the Museum “From Perper to the Euro” is open for public every day from 9:00 to 17:00.