Ante Sorić was born in Preko, island of Ugljan, in 1929, the ninth of thirteen children. He was elementary educated in the Šibenik seminary, and also did his secondary education in Šibenik. After the war, he graduated from the Law Faculty, Zagreb. He worked in the SSRN as secretary for ethnic and religious issues, was a parliamentary delegate, carried out various jobs: in tourism he worked as head of the department for tourist advertising; in culture he was secretary to the collector Ante Topić Mimara. He ended his career as director of the Museum-Gallery Centre, which worked in the context of the Ante and Wiltrud Topić Mimara Collection of Artworks, with its own exhibition space, renamed in 1996 the Klovićevi dvori Gallery.
The many exhibitions arranged by Sorić in Klovićevi dvori were unsurpassed for their attendance figures, and each one was a special social and cultural event. His work started with the exhibition Prints of Albrecht Dürer, and went on with the Oton Gliha Retrospective, Exhibition of Sculptures of Dušan Džamonja, while the real life of the Museum-Gallery Space started with the exhibition Treasury of Zagreb Cathedral, in 1983. The big project Ancient Chinese Culture, put on in the 1984-1985 season, had an attendance of more than 450,000. As well as these projects and in connection with his being director, a marketing programme was established - good catalogues and posters were published, there were commemorative envelopes, posters, commemorative gold and silver coins. The MGS had about 70% of its own resources, a large part of which were put into advertising.
In his work, A. Sorić was enterprising, liberal in his approach and had major projects. At the end of 2002 the exhibition Gold Harvest - Chinese Contemporary Art was put on, Soric being, thanks to his foreign contacts, project leader.
NB. Data taken from the questionnaire, material taken from the Personnel Archives of the MDC, and from an interview recorded on January 12, 2005.
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