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City Museum in Slavonski Brod

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City Museum in Slavonski Brod was established by the city Council in 1934. The first curator of the Museum was Julius Hoffman, a railroad employee, antiquarian and avid collector, he donated his collection to the Museum of 3500 coins, 600 old badges, 6 vintage watches, a violin and 7 oil paintings. Thanks to the enthusiasm and zeal of Hoffman and its employees, the Museum quickly increased its Fund from the many donations of citizens.

After the Second World war in 1949 was a large thematic exhibition dedicated to the history of the city, the exhibition consisted of 8,000 items. In 1964, due to the occurred earthquake, the Museum lost a large part of his collection, and the Museum building itself was badly damaged. In 1972, the Museum received a new building was also built the house for storage needs and workshops. Over the years the Museum has expanded the scope of the work and scientific interests, its exposure has also expanded thematically and spatially.

By 1997, the total number of exhibits increased to 60000. Were allocated to the following departments: natural, archeological, numismatic, ethnographic, cultural, historical, and contemporary art Department, and art gallery. Besides, on the territory of the Museum is a research library, which totals more than 20,000 books.

In addition to the main activities - the preservation and restoration of objects of historical and cultural value for the region, the Ministers of the Museum organized more than 350 exhibitions of a various thematic orientation. Scientific works of members were published in professional journals, were also carried out scientific conferences and round tables on various topics. The Museum staff organize events and projects significant for the city and region.

In 78 years of its existence, the Museum has repeatedly changed the building name, and was rebuilt and restored, but always was in the old part of the city. And today everyone can visit the Museum and learn more about the history of the region and the city.