MDC News


MDC survey - Millions in losses and a steep drop in visitors

A comparative survey of the museum visits in July and August 2019 and 2020 shows that the five most visited Croatian museums, which annually attract a third of all visitors to Croatia, have recorded a 79.18% drop in visitors this summer. more

MDC among finalists for the prestigious award

Four promotional films produced by MDC are among the 10 finalists for the prestigious HERITAGE IN MOTION 2020 award given to the best multimedia projects promoting European cultural and natural heritage. more

Textiles and Fashion: examples of acquisition, storage, and presentations at the V&A

The lecture of Silvija Banić attracted the attention of Croatian museum professionals who wanted to know about various aspects of work in the V&A. more

65 years of MDC

MDC has been working for 65 years to promote and advance the museum profession. To mark this anniversary, Eclectica did the animation of our logo, and you can read a summary of the history and activities of MDC on our Facebook page



MDC Facebook

MDC is very active on Facebook, posting regularly about our work, and sharing the latest from the museum world. If you want to stay informed, like and follow us on Facebook.




MDC’s newsletter the "News from the Museum World" informs museum professionals and the general public creates new users of museum and heritage related content and develops co-operation between professionals from Croatia, the region of SEE and the world. latest issue

Muzeologija 56

Muzeologija 56 is dedicated to digitization and meeting the challenges of the e-Culture project by gaining insight into existing projects and good practices, and encouraging greater activity in digitization, collaboration and transfer of knowledge and experience. Abstracts in English included.

Informatica Museologica 50

The topic of the issue is How to shape a future based on tradition with texts on the Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb, which in 2019 marked the 100th anniversary of its work. There are also other contributions by authors analyzing museological projects relevant to the national museum community and profession. content

Museum News


Tourism valorisation of the representative monuments of Rijeka’s industrial heritage

The project is concerned with renovation two of  the monuments of industrial heritage: the motor vessel Galeb and the Sugar Refinery Palace. The collaborator in the project is the City Museum of Rijeka. more.

Lovro Artuković - Deceleration

The Art Pavilion in Zagreb and Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik are the joint organizers of Lovro Artuković's solo exhibition taking place at the Modern Gallery in Zagreb. more.

The Hidden Treasure of Macedonia – A Beauty that Transcends Boundaries

The exhibition by Dubrovnik Museums - Ethnographic Museum presents the rich textiles and other materials collected in Macedonia at the turn of the 19th and the 20th century, as well as during the 1950s and 1960s. more.

Fiume Fantastika: Phenomena of the City

Based on recent research by DeltaLab – Centre for Urban Transition, Architecture, and Urbanism at the University of Rijeka, the exhibition, realized within the Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture project, follows the last hundred and fifty years of Rijeka’s urban history. more.

2020 Zagreb Earthquake

On Sunday, March 22, Zagreb was hit by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake causing great damage to many museums. The MDC put together the first damage report based on information provided by the museums. more

Online events


What does ‘museum’ stand for?

What does ‘museum’ stand for? is an ethics debate organized by ICOM France and the National Heritage Institute (INP) on Thursday 26 November 2020 at 6 pm. The session will be held via Zoom in French, English and Spanish. program

ICOM Solidarity Projects 2021 – Call for projects

ICOM seeks to receive project proposals related to the challenges raised by the current pandemic and museums’ resilience, exploring promising new models for museum practice following the COVID-19 crisis. call for projects

Museum statistics


Museum attendance in 2019

MDC conducted the annual museum visitor survey collecting data from 134 museums in Croatia. The analysis of data and the table with the summed number of visitors to Croatian museums in 2019 are published on our website. more

Croatian museum statistics 2018

Croatian Museum Statistics overview for 2018 was produced after analysis of data from the Register of Museums, galleries, and collections in Croatia about 160 legally established and registered museums. more

To See


Ars et Virtus. Croatia - Hungary. 800 years of common heritage

The exhibition gives insight into contacts in the sphere of culture and fine arts, showcasing some of the greatest works of art from the Hungarian-Croatian heritage. more

To Read


Museum textbook on migrations

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Rijeka) published the reader Between Mobility, Control, and Social Transformation containing texts by experts who covered the complex topic of migration in their theoretical and practical work. more



Giving history a digital life - storytelling for new media

Ivor Crotty, Director of the Creative & Innovations department at RT, presented his two successful social media projects and showed how to attract the audience and teach history by using real-time storytelling. more