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WAR DAMAGES TO MUSEUMS AND MUSEUM HOLDINGS IN CROATIA
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SIBENIK
Šibenik Town Museum

22000 Sibenik
Gradska vrata 3
Telephone: 022/213 880
Fax: 022/213 355
Museum profile: regional
Founded: 1925


Category of the museum collection: B
Category of the museum building: B
Number of inventoried museum items: 22,778
Number of non-inventoried museum items: 36,923
Microfilmed museum inventories: yes
Local department:
BRIBIRSKA GLAVICA, archaeological site and museum collection in situ.
The museum is housed in the rector's palace and has archaeological, historical, cultural history and ethnographic departments, a library and restorer's workshop. The holdings, with over 20,000 items, document the history of Sibenik and its environs.

Protection:

The permanent museum exhibition was dismantled and, together with the rest of the holdings, stored in a safe place. The inventory book and the rest of the documentation was packed and prepared for evacuation.

Building damage:


September 17th to 24th 1991
During the attacks on the town, a direct hit to the museum complex - the Rector's Palace - had damaged roof tiles of the northern wing over an area of 50 square meters, reinforced glass panes on the four roof skylights were broken and the lightning-rod conductor destroyed. Roof tiles on the southern wing were damaged. The southern facade of the building was damaged by three hits from 40-mm panzer shells. A shell had destroyed a burglar-detector in a part of the exhibition rooms. More windowpanes on the building were broken, and window woodwork was also damaged.
Shell shrapnel had damaged the atrium roof, the hydro-insulation and the atrium exhibition rooms.

Structure damage:


Lesser damage was noted on the stored holdings.

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