City museum Nova Gradiška

The City Museum was founded in 1999 by the integration of the Native Museum (founded in 1971) and the Kerdić Gallery. It is located in a classicist town house from the 19th century, which belongs to the oldest buildings in the city, and was built in the protected historical core. The museum presents the cultural heritage of Nova Gradiška and its surroundings based on the oldest paleontological finds, fossil remains and mammoth bones, as well as archaeological material from prehistoric times and ancient times. The numismatic collection will present examples of money from the period from the 3rd to the 20th century. The cultural-historical collection has material from the 14th to the 20th century. The Ethnographic collection preserves textiles, furniture, musical instruments, pottery and other materials related to the rural life of Novi Grad. region and part of Pakrac, Požega and Novlja regions in the second half of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. The art collection has paintings, drawings, graphics, sculptures by important Croatian authors of the 20th century (F. Kulmera, Ž. Hegedušić, N. Reiser , I. Friščić, D. Babić, D. Jelavić, M. Berber and others) and a small collection of personal items, as well as medals and plaques of one of the most famous Croatian medalists and sculptors, Ivo Kerdić (1881 – 1953), born in nearby Davor.

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