|About the museum:
The Krsto Hegedušić Gallery, founded in 1987, operates in the Hrvatski dom, Petrinja, as part of the adult education centre. It is called after the well known artist, teacher and educator, Krsto Hegedušić, born in 1901 in Petrinja. The first artworks were donated in 1987 by friends and family of the artist, and works by assistants in the master workshop. During the time of the Homeland War, Petrinja was occupied, and 60 works were stolen from the gallery; they have never been recovered. With a donation of works by Zagreb artists, as organised by Božo Biškupić MSc, the gallery obtained 36 new works. With its constant exhibition activity, 160 other new pieces were collected for the holdings and the total holding of the gallery amounts to 233 fine and applied art works. There is a small library in the gallery, with 208 titles on art, monographs and catalogues. The adult education institute has printed monographs by Dr Boris Vrga entitled Centuries of Petrinja Art and Vilim Muha. As well as solo exhibitions, thematic shows are put on, drawing public attention to the riches of the historical heritage, the traditional folk art and the culture of Petrinja.