Mimara Museum

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Mimara Museum
Museo Mimara, Zagreb, Croacia, 2014-04-20, DD 01.JPG
Established 1987
Location Zagreb
Type Art museum
Director Tugomir Lukšić[1]
Curator Ivana Čukman-Nikolić, Leila Mehulić, Bruno Šeper, Milica Japundžić, Tugomir Lukšić, Slaven Perović, Lada Ratković-Bukovčan, Anica Ribičić-Županić[1]
Public transit access tram No. 12, 13, 14 and 17
tram stop: Roosevelt's Sq[2]
Website www.mimara.hr

The Mimara Museum (Croatian: Muzej Mimara) is an art museum in the city of Zagreb, Croatia. It is situated at the Roosevelt Square, housing the collection by Wiltrud and Ante Topić Mimara. Its full official name is the Art Collection of Ante and Wiltrud Topić Mimara.

According to Thomas Hoving, "Topic Mimara's hoard of masterpieces are 95 percent fakes produced by him and his hired forgers."[3]

Of the total of 3,700 varied works of art, more than 1,500 exhibits constitute permanent holdings, dating from the prehistoric period up to the 20th century. Some of the most famous exhibits include works by Lorenzetti, Giorgione, Veronese, Canaletto, 60 paintings by the Dutch masters Van Goyen, Ruisdael, 50 works by the Flemish masters Van der Weyden, Bosch, Rubens, Van Dyck, more than 30 by the Spanish masters Velázquez, Murillo, Goya, some 20 paintings by the German masters Holbein, Liebermann, Leibl, some 30 paintings by the English painters Gainsborough, Turner, Bonington and more than 120 paintings by the French masters Georges de La Tour, Boucher, Chardin, Delacroix, Corot, Manet, Renoir, Degas. The drawings collection holds some 200 drawings by Bronzino, Guardi, Claude Lorrain, Le Brun, Oudry, Greuze, Géricault, and Friesz. The museum was opened in 1987. The building itself originates from the 19th century, its conversion to a museum overseen by a Zagreb architect Kuno Waidmann; originally it served as a gymnasium.

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  1. ^ a b "Personnel - Mimara museum". Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Info - Mimara museum". Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Thomas Hoving, Super Art Gems of New York City

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Coordinates: 45°48′30″N 15°58′01″E / 45.80833°N 15.96694°E / 45.80833; 15.96694