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Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

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The Museum of Contemporary Art is a contemporary art museum located on Dubrovnik Avenue in Zagreb, Croatia. It is the biggest and most modern museum in the country.The museum traces its origins from the City Gallery of Contemporary Art which was established in 1954. The gallery was located at the Kulmer Palace in the Upper Town area and also housed the Center for Photography, Film and Television and a museum library. Due to lack of space the museum never had a permanent display.In 1998, a decision was made to move the museum to a brand new building on the corner of Dubrovnik and Većeslav Holjevac avenues in Novi Zagreb district. A competition for the building's design was held, and architect Igor Franić's design was chosen out of 85 entries submitted. The cornerstone for the new building was laid in November 2003, and the new museum finally opened on 11 December 2009, after six years of construction which was beset with several delays. Originally planned to cost around 200 million HRK, the cost eventually amounted to 450 million HRK, invested in equal parts by the Ministry of Culture and the City of Zagreb.The building has a total area of 14,600 m2, out of which 3,500 m2 is reserved for the permanent display and around 1,500 m2 is designated for occasional exhibitions. The building also houses a library, a multimedia hall, a bookstore, cafe and a restaurant.
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  • We decided to venture out the main tourist area. The tram system was amazing, very easy to use. The museum is in a huge modern building. Wonderful collection of art works. We watched one video with En...  more »
  • We were not expecting much from the museum as it seemed to not be frequented often by tourists and locals alike. But the exhibitions really impressed us. Allocate at least 3 - 4 hours here to finish w...  more »
  • The museum is pretty expansive. The collection is huge. We spent around 3 hours walking about. The collection is a bit dark at times but overall really interesting. There are English translations for ...  more »
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  • The museum is a nice piece of modern architecture, kind of like an exhibit in itself. However, it seems that after the construction (later decoration and organization) was done very poorly. The building is not functional as it should be, and orientation inside and around the building is poor. If you're coming with kids, a nice plus is a big two-story slide.
  • I spent a couple of pleasant hour in the museum. Other reviews are right, this place could much more to the visitors. Very nice for kids (and not only them!) the two slides that take you out of the museum from different floors.
  • Great, beautiful modern venue, architecture by Igor Franić. Shame to see it is not maintained properly.
  • Great building, working hours not really meant for working people. It could be so much more.
  • The building is quite impressive both from inside and outside. However, the orientation is at least poor. You cannot easily spot the entrance and inside the building there is not any signage or a printed map that shows you around. The frond desk guy was almost rude and not helpful at all. It is quite difficult to spot any guards and if you are lucky they do not seem to have any interst in being helpful. The exhibitions were apparently interesting hut do not go beyond the typical "white cube" example. In any case it is worth going!