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WAR DAMAGES TO MUSEUMS AND MUSEUM HOLDINGS IN CROATIA
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PETRINJA
Krsto Hegedušić Gallery

44250 Petrinja
Matije Gupca 2
Telephone: 044/814 175
Fax: 044/812 205
Parent institution: Hrvatski dom / The Croatian House
Museum profile: fine arts
Founded: 1987


Category of the museum collection: C
Category of the museum building: C
Number of inventoried museum items: 99
Number of non-inventoried museum items:
Microfilmed museum inventories: no
A collection of paintings by members of Krsto Hegedusic's master workshop, which was active from 1950 to 1975, was presented in a baroque building redecorated to fit gallery needs. About a hundred works of fine art, donated to commemorate the memory of Krsto Hegedusic (1901-1975) and his home town of Petrinja, are a representative choice of Croatian post-war painting.
From September 1991 to August 1995 Petrinja was on the occupied territory, inaccessible to museum workers and protection services, exposed to war destruction and intentional devastation.

Protection:

The holdings were not protected, and no reports were sent in.
INFORMATION ON THE MUSEUM DURING THE OCCUPATION
* No information was available on the state of the holdings and the building in which the Gallery is housed.

Building damage:


Apart from disorder and dirt there was no damage to the building.

Structure damage:


After liberation, in August 1995, only a part of the holdings was found in the Gallery, and pre-war documentation, if it had existed, has disappeared. Fifty-six paintings from the holdings have disappeared and ten paintings have suffered slight damage.
The rest of the holdings have to be re-inventoried, but the activities of the Gallery are for the moment on hold, because it has no professional staff.
War damage was noted using information from the Catalogue of the collection published in 1987.

Damaged collection details►

Petrinja, The Krsto Hegedusic and Associates Gallery
"Branka is resting", oil painting, 1925
Stolen painting by Krsto Hegedusic

Petrinja, The Krsto Hegedusic and Associates Gallery
"Mill on Bistra in Hlebine", oil painting, 1925
Stolen painting by Krsto Hegedusic

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