Diocesan Museum

The Diocesan Museum of the Požega Diocese was founded in 1999 by Msgr. Antun Škvorčević, and it was solemnly inaugurated on October 1st, 2016 on the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Požega.

It consists of a Sacral Collection, a Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, a Collection of Graphic Art, a Collection of Plaques, and an Ethnographic Collection. The permanent display of the Sacral Collection and the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art is set up in the building of the museum. The building was arranged for permanent display by architects Mario Beusan and Irena Jurin. The selection of paintings and sculptures of the sacral heritage from the Museum fund was made by Mirjana Repanić Braun, objects made from metal by Arijana Koprčina, and liturgical garments by Jelena Ivoš. At the moment, more than 200 sacral artifacts from the period between the 15th and 21st centuries are exhibited in the permanent collection of the museum.

The Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art in the Diocesan Museum is created by the Gallery of the Požega Diocese with its donation of paintings and statues of certain artists. In terms of numbers, the leader is the donation of Ivo Dulčić’s paintings, the gift of his wife Miroslava, then the donation of Đuro Seder, Šime Vulas, Zlatko Keser, Josip Poljan, Šime Perić, Tihomir Lončar, don Vjeko Jarak, and the Mostar-Duvno Diocese.

The Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art was joined by the art collection of bishop Msgr. Antun Škvorčević which mainly consists of gifts that the bishop received at the establishment of the Požega Diocese, and his episcopal ordain in 1997, and later – to this day.

Principal: Mario Sanić

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