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WAR DAMAGES TO MUSEUMS AND MUSEUM HOLDINGS IN CROATIA
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KAMENSKO
Karlovac Town Museum - Old School Kamensko

Storerooms of the Karlovac Town Museum
47000 Karlovac/Kamensko


Because of the lack of adequate rooms in the town, the old school building was used by the Karlovac museum as a storeroom for the ethnographic and natural history material.
The school building was on the occupied territory during the five war years, inaccessible to museum workers, exposed to war damage and devastation due to physical abuse and the elements.

Protection:

Because of the lack of time, the material housed in the building was not evacuated.
INFORMATION ON THE STORED MATERIAL DURING OCCUPATION
* Until a report made by the Monitoring Mission of the EU in June 1994, the fate of the collection was unknown. Their report states that the building is in its place and that the holdings are heavily damaged and show traces of vandalism and damage from rain.
After the liberation of the area on August 5 1995, the building was found to be devastated and the holdings either heavily damaged, destroyed or missing.

Building damage:


The building, together with the natural history and ethnographic museum holdings stored in it, was destroyed and heavily damaged by shelling and intentional devastation. Rodents, damp and the lack of ventilation during occupation did damage to a part of the ethnographic holdings.

Kamensko, The storerooms of the Karlovac Town Museum.
(from MDC's photograph library)

Kamensko, the storerooms of the Karlovac Town Museum.
The state of the ethnographic collection after the liberation.
(Photo: Danko Fajt, 8/95.)

Kamensko, The storerooms of the Karlovac Town Museum.
Cupboards and museum holdins from the natural history collection after the liberation.
(Photo: Vladimir Persin, 8/95.)

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