23 February 2022, Zadar – The agreement establishing the organizational framework for collaboration between the National Museum of Modern Art, the City of Zadar and the Ministry of Culture and Media was signed by the Minister of Culture Nina Obuljen Koržinek, PhD, Mayor of Zadar Branko Dukić and NMMA director Branko Franceschi. Pursuant to this agreement the National Museum of Modern Art will temporarily lend artworks from its collection to the City of Zadar for presentation in the Two Palaces Museum (Rector’s Palace and Governor’s Palace) based on a coordinated concept of their display, and the City of Zadar hereby undertakes to implement the contemporary museological standard of exhibition. Referring to this exceptional museological agreement at the national level, the Minister pointed out that this is not just a loan of artworks according to the principle of inter-institutional cooperation, but it is an opportunity that will open a number of creative possibilities and contents in the spaces of invaluable cultural heritage. The possibility for works of art to circulate between Zadar and Zagreb, to truly bring to life the definition of “movable cultural property”, is an excellent opportunity to conceive thematic exhibitions of older modern and contemporary art, from the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, which consists of 12,000 artworks, said the Minister. By signing the agreement, Minister Obuljen Koržinek, Mayor of Zadar Branko Dukić and director of the National Museum of Modern Art Branko Franceschi signalled their willingness to expand their cooperation to other exhibition programs and projects.
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