MDC News


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

MUVI08 2020: Call for Applications

We proudly announce the 8th edition of MUVI Biennial: Museums-Video Film and MUVI Lab, and invite museums, directors, producers, and IT professionals to submit their applications to participate. more

Museum attendance in 2019

MDC conducted the annual museum visitor survey collecting data form 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


MDC is proud to host Professor David Fleming from Liverpool Hope University who will give a talk about a very complex subject and how thin the line is between memorialisation and propaganda. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 21 January 2020 at 11 am local time. more


MDC participated at the annual plenary meeting of the European Group for Museum Statistics (EGMUS) held at the National Institute for Cultural Research and Training in Bucharest to discuss, among other things, the use of big data in museum statistics. more



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.



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


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. content

Museum News


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.

Call for papers

The Croatian Museum of Naïve Art invites proposals for papers to be presented at a symposium marking the centenary of the birth of Ivan Rabuzin (1921-2021). more.

Accidental depot

Curated by a set of circumstances and prompted by necessity, the exhibition provides the audience with a compressed and saturated overview of works of art kept in the museum that are well-known and that have been exhibited either rarely or never before. more.

ICOM is calling for support to Croatian museums

ICOM urges municipalities, the Croatian Ministry of Culture and international organizations to come together to help the Croatian population and museum professionals, gathering human, financial and technical resources. 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

Digitalne izložbe

Culturespaces, francuska tvrtka osnovana 1990., stoji iza dva projekta koja su pravi primjer korištenja digitalizirane umjetničke građe na način koji je zasigurno zanimljiv i osobama koje nisu sklone posjećivati muzeje. više

Museum News


When double disaster hits

Museum Documentation Center's director Maja Kocijan has written an article for The Art Newspaper on the state of museums in Zagreb post-earthquake and during coronavirus pandemic. more

Museum statistics


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 Read


Museum textbook on migrations

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

To See


From Imagination to Animation

Large multimedia exhibition From Imagination to Animation: Six Decades of Zagreb Film presents famous works of art created by Zagreb Film which produced over 2,000 animated, documentary, educational, and feature films and commercials. The exhibition is on view in the Museum of Contemporary Art (Zagreb).more

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Digitisation and IPR in European Museums

NEMO conducted a survey on digitisation and copyright to identify the challenges museums face when digitising their collections and displaying them online, also touching on the issue of the implementation of the EU Digital Single Market Directive. more