Transparent Beauty – Glass from Croatian Museums: from Prehistory to the Middle ages

Transparentna ljepota – Staklo iz hrvatskih muzeja

Trg Nikole Šubića Zrinskog 19, Zagreb, 10000
Admission: HRK 40 (including HRK 20 entry fee to Archaeological Museum) 
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER OPEN - it ended on 13/10/2013
Wheelchair Access
Opening Times
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1000 - 1800
Wednesday: 1000 - 1800
Thursday: 1000 - 2000
Friday: 1000 - 1800
Saturday: 1000 - 1800
Sunday: 1000 - 1300
Closed on Croatian bank holidays.
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The "Transparent Beauty" exhibition is organized to mark the entry of the Republic of Croatia into the European Union. Almost all Croatian museums are participants in this, extremely big project, and the main organizers are the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, the Mimara Museum and the Museum of Arts and Crafts, which is also where the exhibition will take place.

The aim of the exhibition is to present the beauty of glass and different glass objects kept in the collections of Croatian museums. The visitors will be able to enter all three museums with a single ticket, thereby covering glass production from prehistory to the present day. Periods from the 2nd millennium BC to the 14th ct. will be presented in the Archaeological Museum, those from the 15th to the 19th ct. in the Museum of Arts and Crafts, and contemporary art will be displayed in the Mimara Museum.

In the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, visitors will see 180 objects from sixteen museums from different parts of Croatia, and will do so through four chronological units. The first one will include ancient times, the second one classical antiquity, the third one the Middle Ages, and the last one will include Islamic art. Most objects originate from Croatia, but some found their way to our museums from Italy, Serbia, and even Greece, Egypt and Syria. Apart from everything else, the visitors will be able to see the oldest glass find from Croatia, glass jewelry, different types of vessels, jugs, bottles, beakers and urns, as well as goblets and mosque lamps.

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