Museum of Arts & Crafts

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Museum of Arts & Crafts
Museum of Arts & Crafts

This grand Hermann Bollé-designed palace, founded in 1880, was originally based on 'a collection of samples for master craftsmen and artists who need to re-improve production of items of everyday use'. It has now grown to become the country's premier collection of applied art, with a wide-ranging gaggle of pieces from Baroque altar pieces to Biedermeier furniture, domestic ceramics, clocks and contemporary poster design. A side room full of synagogue silverware and ritual candlesticks recalls the rich heritage of Zagreb's pre-World War II Jewish community. On the top floor, a collection of 19th-20th century ball gowns and evening dresses provides a strong whiff of glamour. The museum is also a major venue for temporary exhibitions with big themes, with the photographs of Rene Magritte and the history of Croatian Art Deco drawing recent crowds.


Venue name: Museum of Arts & Crafts
Address: Trg maršala Tita 10

Opening hours: 10am-7pm Tue-Sat; 10am-2pm Sun
Transport: Tram 6 & 13
Price: 20kn

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