Two years ago, an earthquake struck Zagreb. A year has passed since the signing of contracts for the post-quake reconstruction. Our latest research shows how far has come the reconstruction of Zagreb museums. more
Jerry Podany and McKenzie Lowry from the J. Paul Getty Museum led a virtual workshop on how to avoid damage to heritage collections in museums caused by earthquakes. The full report read here.
On International Museum Day, the documentalists of the MDC presented the first comprehensive analysis of the state and challenges of preserving heritage in Croatian museums at the conference Museum Storages – From Collection Care to Collection Policy. more
Muzeologija 58 – Museums in Earthquake – Earthquake in a Museum
The issue deals with 2020 earthquakes, damage caused to materials and buildings, experiences and challenges, consequences and lessons, trying to answer the question why moderate earthquakes have hit us immoderately.
The current issue of Informatica Museologica examines the impact of the pandemic on the Croatian museum sector—from the problems faced by museums during the pandemic to the ways in which they have adapted to the new situation. content
MDC on social networks
The Vučedol Culture Museum and Archaeological Site were awarded the European Heritage Label in Brussels on June 13-14, 2022. This Museum represents one of the earliest Indo-European cultures on the right bank of the Danube River in eastern Croatia.
With a selection of some 60 artworks from the NMMA collection, the exhibition highlights the importance of trees and forests for man’s survival as well as his relationship to nature. more
Exhibition Words to Be Seen explores different relationships between images and words. It gathers approximately fifty artworks from the MMCA collections, with an emphasis on the artists whose works have been rarely exhibited in the Museum. more.
Museum facts and data
online-visits-2021visitors 2021visitors summer 2021Museum statistics 2020visitors 2020visitors summer 2020
In 2021, year two of the pandemic, Croatian museums recorded 2,549,841 visitors, a 74% upturn compared to 2020, but still at only 48% of the 5,2 million they had in 2019. more
A favorable epidemiological situation and a good tourist season in July and August 2021 strongly affected the number of museum visitors. MDC collected the data about the number of visitors to the five most visited museums in Croatia during those two months. more
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
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
International Meeting “Integrated Risk Management in Museums. Past Lessons, Future Ways” (zoom, June 27-28, 2022)
This online meeting is organized by the Research & Development Unit CITCEM and by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto. more
The Best in Heritage has launched its 21st edition, which is taking place online from late May to early October 2022. The conference will deliver an overview of best practices from all over the globe, focusing on the criteria of professional excellence, public value, and innovation. more
With the theme The Power of Museums, ICOM Prague 2022 will focus on four main issues in which museums can be agents of positive change. Also, the organization will vote on the new museum definition proposal. more
A day after the invasion of Ukraine, the Croatian Museum of Naïve Art selected a dozen works of Ukrainian artist Maria Prymachenko which had been presented at the exhibition held in 2007. više
In 2021 Ivan Kožarić (1921 – 2020) would have turned 100. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb marked the centenary of his birth with a retrospective exhibition. more
The book Liber and the Mummy delves into the history and importance of the two most famous objects from the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb: the Zagreb Mummy and the Linen Book of Zagreb. more
MDC's virtual exhibitions
MDC's Zrinka Marković has curated two online exhibitions of digitized photographic slides from the donation of Tomislav Šola that depict scenes he captured during visits to numerous world museums and monuments from the early 1980s to the late 1990s. more