|About the museum:
The museum called the Public Institution Ante and Wiltrud Topić Mimara Art Collection - Mimara Museum for short, was founded through the donation of Ante Topić Mimara, and opened to the public in 1987. It is housed in a large neo-Renaissance building (a former high school) built in the 19th century according to plans by the German architects Ludwig and Hülssner, after an idea by Iso Kršnjavi, head of the Religion and Teaching Department. The holdings consist of 3,750 works of art of diverse techniques and materials, and various cultures and civilisations. There are about 450 paintings and drawings by famed masters of diverse schools; about 200 sculptures from Antiquity to the 20th century; archaeological rarities from Ancient Egypt and Greece. The glass collection is an exceptional unit of artistic valuables of the glassmaking craft. The Far Eastern Collection contains items of rare materials such as jade, lacquer and rhinoceros horn. The collection of artworks in the permanent display, which bears the name of the great Croatian collector, donor and benefactor Ante Topić Mimara, is distributed over several units. In the ground floor there are items from the glass collection, oriental carpets and works of art from the Far East; on the first floor there is a mixed display showing sculptures and works of the fine crafts, from ancient civilisations to European art of the Middle Age and the modern period, right up to the beginning of the 20th century. On the second floor there is painting, which, along with icons, contains numerous works of different European schools, from the Gothic, Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque and 19th and 20th centuries. The museum also has a fine specialised library with more than 5,000 titles. Thematic and dossier exhibitions are regularly organised. The museum can provide expertises, and from time to time organises educational workshops and playrooms.