|About the museum:
The Glyptotheque is a component part of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, its profile being that of a museum of sculpture in which it is possible to obtain an insight into the art of sculpture since Antiquity. Its purpose makes it one of a kind in Croatia. Founded in 1937 as the Gypsoteka, collection of plaster casts, its objective was to present plaster casts of architectural sculpting of the immoveable monuments of the Croatian cultural heritage. During the course of time its holdings were enlarged with important works of 19th and 20th century Croatian sculpting, and when the institution became a part of the Croatian Academy it was renamed the Glyptotheque. The holdings today contain more than 13,000 objects. The permanent museum displays are: 1. the collection of plaster casts of sculptures of antiquity; 2. collection of plaster casts of fragments from the immoveable monuments of the Croatian cultural heritage from the 9th to the 15th century; 3. the collection of plaster casts of works by George of Dalmatia (Šibenik Cathedral – on the UNESCO World Heritage List); 4. the collection of plaster casts of stechaks; 5. the collection of copies of frescoes from the 11th to the 16th century; the collection of Croatian sculpture from the 19th to the 21st century; 7. the collection of medals and plaques. In addition there are the study collections 1. collection of drawings of Croatian artists; 2. collection of plaster casts of coats of arms from Dalmatia; 3. the collection of plaster casts of votive tablets of sailors from Perast, Boka Kotorska. In addition to its permanent displays, the Glyptotheque also puts on art and other events and shows (including the Triennial of Croatian Sculpting), touring exhibitions in collaboration with other museums and galleries, lectures and other events in its indoor and outdoor premises.