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WAR DAMAGES TO MUSEUMS AND MUSEUM HOLDINGS IN CROATIA
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DUBROVNIK
Dubrovnik Museum of Modern Art

20000 Dubrovnik
Put Frana Supila 23
Telephone: 020/26 590
Museum profile: fine arts
Founded: 1945


Category of the museum collection: B
Category of the museum building: B
Number of inventoried museum items: 1665
Number of non-inventoried museum items: 0
Microfilmed museum inventories: no
The gallery is housed in a building refurbished so as to serve as a gallery. In its holdings it presents the development of Croatian art, especially in the so-called Dubrovnik Circle, from the end of the 19th century up to the present day.
From September 1991 to October 1992 the gallery was exposed to the artillery attacks from the immediate vicinity.

Protection:

The permanent exhibition was dismantled in time, all works of art from the gallery holdings were stored in a safe place in the town.

Building damage:


In 1991 and 1992, during the incessant artillery attacks on the town, the gallery building was damaged several times.
Two doors to the exhibition room on the first floor were damaged. One door was shot with a sniper bullet, which had damaged the parquet floor, and a projectile that landed on a wall of the exhibition room hit the other. Seventeen windowpanes on the southern facade were broken by the blasts, and two were damaged on the eastern facade. A projectile hit damaged the roof, dislodging and breaking the tiles. The metal construction of the glass surfaces on the ground floor and on the second floor was damaged as a result of detonations.

Structure damage:


The holdings were not damaged.
A painting by Vlaho Bukovac, "Konavoka" ("Woman from Konavle"), on loan to the Konavli Local History Museum in Cilipi, was slightly damaged by fire.

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