MDC News


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 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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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. latest issue

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

Museum News


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.

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



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

ICOM Solidarity Projects 2021 – Call for projects

ICOM seeks to receive project proposals related to the challenges raised by the current pandemic and museums’ resilience, exploring promising new models for museum practice following the COVID-19 crisis. call for projects

Museum statistics


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


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

To Read


NEMO publication: Museums and social responsability- Values revisited

Online publication Museums and Social Responsibility - Values revisited contains texts based on the presentations held at the 2020 conference of the same name, organized jointly by NEMO and the German Museums Association. 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