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WAR DAMAGES TO MUSEUMS AND MUSEUM HOLDINGS IN CROATIA
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CAVTAT
Museums and Galleries of Konavle – Vlaho Bukovac Memorial House

 

20120 Cavtat
Ul. Vlahe Bukovca 5
Telephone: 020/ 26 590
Parent institution: UMJETNIKA GALERIJA DUBROVNIK
Museum profile: fine arts
Founded: 1964


Category of the museum collection: B
Category of the museum building: C
Number of inventoried museum items: 88
Number of non-inventoried museum items: 209
Microfilmed museum inventories: no
The museum is housed in the birthplace of the famous Croatian painter Vlaho Bukovac (1855-1922), in which the artists' paintings and drawings, archival material, furniture and mementoes are displayed.
From October 1991 to October 1992 the gallery was on the temporarily occupied territory of the Republic of Croatia.

Protection:

Paintings and smaller items from the gallery were evacuated to Dubrovnik on September 28 1991, two days before the town of Cavtat was occupied. The paintings were taken out of their frames, which had remained in the gallery. The collection of 88 works by Vlaho Bukovac and 12 works by his daughter and granddaughter, who were also painters, was moved. The furniture and other items of the collection had remained in Cavtat, in the gallery house.

Building damage:


Mortar fragments damaged the roofing. The building was in an exceptionally bad shape before the war.

Structure damage:


The museum items that had remained in the building - furniture, small decorative and everyday items, paper material - were in an exceptionally bad condition prior to the war, and the situation was made worse by the inappropriate storage conditions in a closed building.

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