The Mimara Museum
The Mimara Museum, was founded with a donation from Ante "Mimara" Topić and opened to the public in 1987.
The museum called the "Art Collection of Ante and Wiltrud Topić Mimara" or, for short, the Mimara Museum, was founded with a donation from Ante "Mimara" Topić and opened to the public in 1987. It is located in a neo-Renaissance palace from the end of the 19th century.
The holdings comprise 3,750 works of art of various techniques and materials, and different cultures and civilizations. There are about 450 pictures and drawings of famed masters of various school (Raphael, Velasquez, Rubens, Rembrant, Goya).
Then there are about 200 sculptures from antiquity to 20th century, and archeological rarities from ancient Greece and Egypt. The collection of glass shows the developmental road from ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire to familiar Venetian and other European workshops in more than 300 exhibits.
The collection of Far Eastern artworks contains items of rare materials such as jade, lacquer and rhinoceros horn. The Museum contains an excellent art library with 5,400 titles. The permanent exhibition is given shaped through a chronological sequencing of historical and stylistic periods. Thematic and study exhibitions are regularly organized, as are expert groups and occasional educational playrooms and workshops.