Podgorica Culture - Part IV
As an ecological state, with the bio diversity which is stunning because of the size of Montenegro, the state invests significant means in promotion and preservation of the environment. In 1961 in Montenegro the first natural collection was founded, which after several years grew into several thousands of exhibits of all kinds. Museum institution of natural profile, better known Natural museum, was founded in 1955, and flora and fauna which it offers as exhibits is growing from year to year, achieving greater significance and importance, especially in the 1990’s when Montenegro declared itself as an ecological state, with the intention of complete preservation of nature.
Museum offer of the town is supplemented by the private and public institutions among which mostly dominates the ethnographic offer and whose work is not less important for the diversity and richness of the cultural offer of the town. Among these dominates the recently renewed Kusleova kuca (KUSLE’S HOUSE) on the banks of Ribnica. On the same spot, on the opposite bank one can see a Turkish bath – Banja (SPA), which until recently was the meeting place of various cultural employees and cultural artistic associations, and since recently, as a part od the Cultural – informational center Budo Tomovic, there is a bookstore – reading place – gallery and café Karver.