MDC News


MDC survey - Croatian museums lost 4 million visitors in 2020

In 2020, our museums lost nearly four million visitors, indicating a 72% drop from 5.2 million in 2019 to 1,462,667 over the past year. 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



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Informatica Museologica 51 (2020) – Can Museums Become More Green

We bring you 43 contributions, analyses, and project overviews, with a special focus on implementing sustainable models and elements of ‘green’ construction in museum and gallery spaces. Also, in 2020 we marked the 50th anniversary of Informatica Museologica. content

Muzeologija 57 – Strategic Planning and Management in National Museums

The issue features a modified and abbreviated version of Goranka Horjan's doctoral dissertation on strategic planning in museums and its impact on management in national museums in the Republic of Croatia. summary




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Museum News


Jerolim Miše: From Rebel to Bard (Museum of Fine Arts in Split, February 11 – March 28, 2021)

The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the National Museum of Modern Art in Zagreb, on the occasion of the 130th anniversary of the birth and 50th anniversary of the death of this prominent Croatian painter. more.

Croatia Earthquake

On December 29, 2020, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Sisak-Moslavina County, Croatia. ICOM President A. Garlandini has urged the museum community to help provide humanitarian, financial, and technical support to citizens and museum professionals working to repair the damage. more.

The Wings of History. Air battles over Istria 1941-1945

The exhibition deals with the downing of warplanes in northwestern Istria during World War II, revealing the fate of crew members of downed aircraft and the role of Istria in the events that defined the outcome of World War II. more.

In the photographic studio of Antun Miletić

Antun Miletić is one of the most known studio photographers who worked in Dubrovnik from the late 1880s until 1925. More than 400 photographs are exhibited, demonstrating how he followed the fashion of that time in the way he portrayed and furnished studios. more.

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

The project is concerned with renovating 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.



Museums and Social Responsibility – Participation, Networking and Partnerships (March 23 - 24, 2021)

This initiative is part of a series of three conferences of the Trio of Presidencies of the Council of the European Union on the common theme of the relationship between museums and social responsibility.  more

Europe's “Big Museums” and Covid – the biggest museums talk about the impact (March 30, 2021)

ICOM Europe is organizing a webinar via zoom with 10 speakers that come from Europe's most visited museums who will share their opinions on how the “big museums” will cope with the consequences of the pandemic.  more

ICOM Europe  – Living in Europe

In 2021, MUSEOEUROPE will be hosting ICOM Europe annual conference, under the theme LIVING IN EUROPE. The focus will be on the living environment of both individuals and communities as expressed in cultural heritage. The symposium will take place on 14-16 October 2021 in the Knights’ Hall of Maribor Castle. more

Museum statistics


Most Croatian museums report revenue losses and drop in visits

MDC has carried out a survey on the impact of the pandemic on Croatian museums.74% of the surveyed museums recorded a drop in the number of visitors of 50 to 100%, and nearly two thirds (63%) saw a drop in revenue of more than 50%. more

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

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


Museum of Arts and Crafts – Fashion and Comics

The exhibition marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the French Institute in Croatia, bringing to Zagreb some of the most attractive objects from the world of fashion and comics from the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l’Image (Angoulême). more

Fragments of the Past

The exhibition presents the fragments of the architectural and decorative elements of the palace of Emperor Diocletian, where he went on to live after his abdication. Over the centuries, a gradual transformation from the imperial residence into a Late Antique Christianized city transpired. more

To Read


IF I FORGET YOU… The Holocaust in Croatia 1941 – 1945 (exhibition guide)

The guide accompanied the exhibition organized last year, following the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. It told the story of the tragic fate of Jews deported from Croatia and killed in the largest Nazi death camp.  more

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on museums in Europe - Final Report

The Network of European Museum Organizations (NEMO) has been monitoring the impact of the pandemic on the museums since the beginning of the crisis. Here is their final report with the results of the survey conducted between 30 October and 29 November 2020. more



MUVI 08: museums - video - film

The 8th rendition of MDC's video and film festival MUVI 08: museums - video – film, on December 17, 2020, with 34 films screened online for the audience connected via Zoom. On the next day, the MUVI LAB program featured presentations of 11 multimedia projects developed in the last two years. more