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WAR DAMAGES TO MUSEUMS AND MUSEUM HOLDINGS IN CROATIA
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DUBROVNIK
Marin Držić Memorial House

20000 Dubrovnik
Siroka ulica 7
Telephone: 020/20 490
Fax: 020/411 929
Parent institution: DUBROVACKI MUZEJI / DUBROVNIK MUSEUMS
Museum profile: biographical
Founded: 1989


Category of the museum collection: C
Category of the museum building: B
Number of inventoried museum items: 22
Number of non-inventoried museum items:
Microfilmed museum inventories: no
The only Croatian theatre museum is housed in a house in the Domino block (with the church of St Dominic), where the Dubrovnik playwright Marin Drzic (1508? - 1567) was a rector. The museum holds no original items. Through theatrical and conceptual installations it presents the period Drzic lived in, together with his life and work.
From October 1991 to October 1992 the Museum was exposed to artillery attacks by the occupying army situated in the immediate vicinity of the town.

Protection:

The building and its holdings were not protected.

Building damage:


During the artillery attacks on the town, the Museum was damaged in many places by projectile splinters, which were falling in the immediate vicinity of the museum building in the Siroka Street. A direct mortar hit had damaged the roof, tiling and the batten gouges, which had come loose. The panelling and office interior in the attic rooms was badly damaged. The electrical appliance in the building had burned down, the ventilation system in the crypt was damaged as well as the electronic devices of two installations (The Roman Window and A Look through the Keyhole). The entrance door was blasted out, the inner ground floor walls were damaged by projectile splinters.

Structure damage:


The holdings were not damaged.

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