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City Museum of Vukovar is an institution of the complex type which founder is the City of Vukovar. To the richness of the city and region cultural life largely contributing museum with his multifunctional spaces. Besides the permanent and many different art exhibitions, in museum held a festivals, too.

Short chronology: Vukovar resident, prof. Dr. Antun Bauer is the initiator and founder of the City Museum of Vukovar with his many gifts and donations: antique furniture, weapons, paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures, and considerable quantities of Roman coins and many other subjects, starting from 1948. years, until his death in 2000. year.
City Museum opened first permanent exhibition in 1948 year, in old City Diligence Building. After that moved in a new seats - Castle Eltz, where a new permanent exhibition was opened at November 27th, 1969 year. That same year, the building opens permanent Bauer Collection and Art Gallery. Since 1991. years after the destruction of Vukovar, the museum operates in exile in Mimara Museum, Zagreb until 1997., when he came back in a devastated Castle Eltz and start with continuation of the promotion of museum collections, large donations CROATIAN ART AND ARTISTS OF WORLD AND COLLECTIONS BAUER. After returning stolen works of art, in 2001 year, the process followed by the restoration and renovation of the Castle Eltz and museum collections. Museum for that time working on a temporary address in "RUŽIČKA HOME", the house where was born Croatian Cheramist, Lavoslav Ružička - Nobel Price Winner. Complete reconstruction of Castle Eltz finished at the end of 2012 year. That was a big Project of the Croatian Government halped by the Development Bank of the Council of Europe, which called Restoration and revitalization of cultural heritage Ilok-Vukovar-Vučedol conducted by the Ministry of Culture. This year will be opened NEW permanent exhibition in the restored castle Eltz "THE VUČEDOL CULTURE".
The Great Vučedol culture was an Indo-European culture that flourished between 3000 and 2200 BC (the Eneolithic period of earliest copper-smithing), centered in Syrmia and eastern Slavonia on the right bank of the Danube river, but possibly spreading throughout the Pannonian plain and western Balkans and southward. Sometimes called the Vučedol civilization, though apparently illiterate, it was contemporary with the Sumer period in Mesopotamia, the Early Dynastic period in Egypt and the earliest settlements of Troy.

THE VUKOVAR CITY MUSEUM "CASTLE ELTZ", photos from some recent events:

2012, May - Promotion of 14th poster from a series of posters that marked the restoration of the Museum - Castle "Eltz"
2012, January 27 - Event "Night of Museums"
2012, October - 14th Vukovar Chamber Music Festival, held in the Marble Hall of the renovated castle Eltz. (Festival founders are City of Vukovar, Vukovar-Syrmia County, Croatian Musicians Society and Croatian Pan-European Union)
2012, May 3 - The Day of the City of Vukovar: kindergarten children visited Museum Castle Eltz as one of the most beautiful and oldest buildings in the city and thus met with cultural heritage and landmarks of the city on his birthday. Passing the Ceremonial Hall of the castle where they met with the restoration work on the marble mantelpiece children were conceived at the ball and dance floor in baroque dresses and full of imagination continued to inspect the building baroque castle Eltz.


Vukovar is situated in the northeast part of the Republic of Croatia and is the seat of the Vukovar-Sirmia County. The city lies on major traffic routes. For centuries, the Danube valley, where Vukovar is located, saw a great flow of traffic from northwest to southeast. In accordance with its economic and administrative status, Vukovar developed into the educational, cultural and health centre of the region. In the 18th and the 19th century life in Vukovar was modelled after that in European cities. Just in the period until the First World War, some 30 societies operated in Vukovar. Singing, reading, sport and charity societies owned had their reading-rooms, organised concerts and parties. Vukovar has one Nobel Prize winner - Lavoslav Ružička. He was born in Vukovar in 1887, and he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1939. Vukovar, old Baroque city lately became known by the terrible destruction it suffered during the Croatian War of Independence.

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