About us MDC today About MDC The Museum Documentation Centre is a public institution founded in 1955 as the documentation, information and communication node of the Croatian museum network. Through its basic activity - documentation, information, advisory, museological, research, educational, publication, library and exhibition activities – MDC participates in the development of the Croatian and international museum community. The central point (INDOK) of the Croatian museum community The coordinator of the system (network) of museums The site for the promotion of Croatian museums at home and abroad Gallery MDC promotes: the preservation of knowledge about the history of museums and galleries in Croatia the gathering and dissemination of data and information about museums the promotion of museum activities and the achievements of museums in the community at large the promotion and development of the museum profession the founding of new museums the elaboration and proposal of museum laws and regulations the dissemination of information concerning museums through the publication of professional journals and publications the promotion of professional standards and the development of the museum profession through the creation of programmes of professional training and permanent education free access to information and holdings computerisation and the implementation of new technologies the cooperation of Croatian museums with national and international heritage institutions. Today in Croatia there are some 281 museums, galleries, museum collections; 171 church collections, as well as a large number of private collections that hold 7,628,935 objects. They employ more than 1000 professional workers, curators, documentation workers, computer experts, educators, preparation and restoration workers, librarians and archivists that collect, professionally and scientifically process, preserve, present and communicate information about the museum holdings considered as a segment of the Croatian and world cultural heritage. About MDCAwardsOur name and logoMDC documents Mission Statement For half a century we have been working with museum professionals and museums in order: to make Croatian museums more efficient, more influential, more recognisable and more present to protect the diversity and richness of museum content to strengthen the sense of value in the past and the present to create and nurture links with all sectors that deal with the heritage and with museums. Višnja Zgaga, directress of the Museum Documentation Center Vision Forming a central point, the database of museum objects – online collections Mediation between museum databases and European databases Coordinating the infrastructure of the digitalisation of museum content The creation of the Croatian digital museum network Višnja Zgaga, director of the MDC, Strategy of development for 2003 to 2007 Governing Council president of Governing Council Andro Krstulović Opara, Museums Ivana Meštrovića, Zagreb and Split members of Governing Council Biserka Rauter Plančić, Modern Galery, Zagreb Igor Maroević, Ministry of Culture RH, Zagreb Snježana Radovanlija Mileusnić, Museum Documentation Center, Zagreb Lada Dražin-Trbuljak, Museum Documentation Center, Zagreb Rules of Governing Council MDC yearly reports 2012. 2011. 2010. 2009.