BASIC INFO The Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art (MNMA) in Jagodina is a specialized institution, unique in Serbia and in the Balkans, with a special program of museum protection of the works of naïve and marginal art from Serbia and abroad. FACTS & NUMBERS • The establishment of MNMA in Jagodina represented a milestone in the historical development of naive and marginal art in this region. • The Museum incorporates an exceptional program of museum protection of the works of this field of art by collecting, studying, exhibiting, publishing and systematizing museum documentation. • The mission of MNMA is to provide integral patronage over the works of naïve and marginal art, thus disseminating the true idea of its essence and real artistic value, and separating it from other forms of non-academic work, such as the field of amateurism and dilettantism. • The most significant result of long-lasting efforts and activities of MNMA is the fact that many deeply rooted dilemmas and illusions about this specific field of art have been explained. • Nowadays, a wider artistic audience is much more aware of the extraordinary artistic potential, high artistic achievements and true creative energy of this field of art because the topmost works of this form of art are also considered top art. • At the same time, naïve and marginal art is properly viewed within the professional circles and evaluated as a constituent of contemporary art, equal to academic art.