|About the museum:
The Museum of Prigorje in Sesvete started off thirty years ago with the discovery of – as it later turned out, the important archaeological site on Kuzelin Hill by Donja Glavnica, in April 1975. This set off several field walking expeditions in the Prigorje part of the Sesvete commune as it then was. This volunteer activity resulted in the study “Evaluation of archaeological sites of the commune of Sesvete”. Evincing from the very start an interest in the archaeological issues and the possible economic valorisation in the area, in 1976 the commune authority supported the research and the expansion of the conception by the founding of a local history museum. Thanks to its decision, the museum was founded in 1977, and in 1978 was registered in the court in Zagreb as an independent institution. At the same time as attention to administrative and legal issues, there was vigorous work on the collection of the holdings and field research, together with the assembling of assistants. During the years activities were started that are today the basis of the museum structure: in archaeology, ethnography, history, conservation, in gallery and technical work, along with the auxiliary and clerical and legal division. All these activities, with their professional and scholarly work have over the last few years significantly increased the collections, the results being presented to the public via the media, in exhibitions and catalogues, specialised and scholarly conferences at home and abroad, and in the many scholarly publications. A critical mass of knowledge about the space and the people of a single part of a smallish region, Sesvetsko Prigorje, thus having been attained, a permanent display of the museum was worked out, giving the first integrated picture of this region at the eastern end of Zagreb.