The Croatian History Museum’s Archaeology Collection is among the Museum’s younger collections. Besides a few objects which were brought to the National Museum as donations in the early twentieth century, all of the remaining inventory was gathered in the latter half of the twentieth century.
The collection consists of 721 objects made of diverse materials, such as ceramic, glass and metal, and they generally date to the period spanning the fourteenth to nineteenth centuries. The objects in the Archaeology Collection were found in archaeological excavations or by chance during field reconnaissance in continental Croatia. The objects and fragments thereof, such as, for example, stove tiles and pieces of frescoes, illustrate everyday life in the late Middle Ages, and they will be used as such in the Museum’s future permanent display.
Kristian Gotić, Senior curator