Museum of the City of Zagreb

Museum of the City of Zagreb 1
Museum of the City of Zagreb 2
Project: Museum of the City of Zagreb, Zagreb
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Period: 1989 - 1997
Job Description: site supervision
Client: City of Zagreb, the Ministry of Culture
The building the Museum occupies was once the Convent of the Poor Clarets (1650), and is itself a historical monument of great importance. The Museum was founded by the Brethren of the Croatian Dragon Society in 1907.
In the ninetieth year of its existence, 1997, the Museum opened what was only its sixth permanent exhibition, for the first time in restored and appropriate premises, making use of the state of the art in contemporary museum technology.
The exhibition shows the past of the City of Zagreb, from prehistory, traces of which were recently uncovered under the very building of the museum itself, to the present day. The museological programme determined that, while the premises were being repaired and restored for their new use in 1989-1997.
The permanent exhibition is built around the objects that the Museum possesses. A modern approach to the creation and visualization of the life of the city has led to link the objects with the social context in which they once had their being.
A particular section of the Museum is constituted by collections donated to the City of Zagreb, now on show to the public for the first time.

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