National Museum Zadar

The basic mission of today’s Museum encompasses the systematic collecting, safekeeping, exhibiting, documenting and the professional and scientific processing of mobile and immobile objects of the civilizational, cultural and natural heritage that has come into being in the period since the 13th century down to the present day. The area of interest and research is the Zadar district or, more broadly, northern Dalmatia with its islands and its immediate mainland hinterland.

The Museum holds numerous collections within its four departments. A part of these valuables is presented through the permanent exhibitions of the departments and in the exhibition pavilion of the City Lodge. The Museum is a co-organizer of or host to various exhibitions staged by other institutions. Also hosts professional and scholarly conferences, cultural manifestations, concerts, book promotions, workshops and promotes its activity publishing monographs, catalogues, souvenirs and web sites.