|set||1877, 142 years ago (1877)|
|director||Grgur Marco Ivanković|
Museum of Slavonia (Croatian: Muzej Slavonije ) is the largest general type museum in Croatia.
The Slavonia Museum was established in 1877 in Osijek. Since 1946, it has been located in the city of Magistracy, built in 1702 for the purposes of the Vienna Chamber, the city government and the police. Today, among the museums of numerous collections, the most valuable are the Roman Mursa and numismatic collections. The museum library contains more than 70,000 books.
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The Museum of Slavonia was created in 1877. Due to the variety and richness of materials, the museum for several decades has retained the status of the main national museum of Croatia. The museum’s collection contained about 400 thousand objects grouped in 100 collections.
Today the museum has nine sections: archeology, natural history, numismatics, history, arts and crafts, ethnography, technical department, workshops, as well as the administrative office department. The museum constantly hosts various cultural events, the collection is constantly updated, exhibitions are organized, scientific work, publishing is conducted, etc.
The museum collects and stores materials related to the cultural and historical heritage of Osijek, as well as Slavonia and Baranya. In addition, the museum acts as a cultural institution of Osijek. Thanks to the museum, Osijek is known about the cultural and national heritage outside Croatia.
Since 1946, the museum has been located in the Old Town Hall building. Here are objects of Roman, Illyrian and Greek culture. One of the most extensive departments is dedicated to the city of Mursa, statues, a collection of coins, fragments of architecture, etc. are exhibited here.
The most popular exposition among museum visitors is composed of objects of decorative and applied art and various folk crafts. In Osijek, the craft of producing silk fabric is still widespread. These fabrics have been used since ancient times for the production of national clothing, samples of which are also exhibited in the museum.