The Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade is a unique institution of science and culture in the world. It is entirely dedicated to the genius inventor, scientist and engineer, Nikola Tesla (1856–1943), who gave humanity an enormous amount of significant discoveries and inventions.
His inventions in the fields of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, radio engineering and wireless control, the ingenuity of his solutions, the universality of application and the shifting of many scientific and technological boundaries have changed the image of the world around us. With the efforts of Tesla’s nephew, Sava Kosanović, in 1951 all personal objects and writings of Nikola Tesla were transferred to Belgrade. In June 1952, Tesla’s legacy was transferred to “Genčić’s Villa” situated in, as it was known then, Proleterskih brigada Street no. 51 (today Krunska Street). On the proposal of the Council for Science and Culture, the Government of the Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia passed a Decision on the establishment of the Nikola Tesla Museum on December 5, 1952. The museum was opened to the public on October 20, 1955, and was the first technical museum in the former Yugoslavia. On that occasion, a permanent exhibition was presented where visitors could observe models made according to Tesla’s designs.
The permanent exhibition of the Museum, which has been located at the same address since its founding, displays numerous photographs and documents, personal items of Nikola Tesla, laboratory instruments and interactive models of his inventions, faithfully depicting the most important details of Tesla’s life and his epochal discoveries. The legacy of Nikola Tesla is preserved, processed and studied within the three basic collections of the Museum: the Archive, the Collective Fund and the Library. Stamp motifs: induction motor – cross section; induction motor with egg-shaped rotor; Tesla’s remote controlled ship with a logic (i) circuit; induction motor with a disk-shaped rotor (exhibits from the permanent exhibition of the Museum). Vignette motifs: patent drawing – remote controlled ship (Nikola Tesla’s personal fund); bust of Nikola Tesla, work by Ivan Meštrović (permanent exhibition of the Museum); Tesla’s notes on hotel paper – November 1888 (personal fund of Nikola Tesla); the building of the Nikola Tesla Museum at Krunska Street no. 51 in Belgrade. Motif on the envelope: photo of Nikola Tesla (Nikola Tesla’s personal fund).
Expert collaboration: Nikola Tesla Museum.
Artistic realization of the issue: MA Nadežda Skočajić, academic graphic artist