ZAGREB, Feb 6 (Hina) – The Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb presented on Wednesday the Croatian Diaspora Folk Clothing Collection catalogue by Katarina Busic, the sixth publication presenting the museum’s fully analysed collections and the first one dealing with folk clothing.
By publishing the Croatian Diaspora Folk Clothing Collection catalogue, after expert analysis and digitalisation, the Ethnographic Museum puts at the public disposal in printed form a collection of folk clothing – an integral and fully analysed museum material in the form of catalogue items with basic information, descriptions, and photos.
“The Croatian Diaspora Folk Clothing Collection contains garments of the Croatian ethnic community members from various areas in Central and Eastern European countries, namely, Austria, Czechia, Kosovo, Hungary, Romania, and Serbia,” said the author and collection manager Katarina Busic.
She noted that the collection was formed in 2014 with the new systematisation of the museum’s collections, and by setting apart the relevant material from existing collections. Today, the collection consists of more than 700 items and is completely digitalised.
According to the museum’s director, Goranka Horjan, the catalogue helps to keep track of the movement of the Croatian population in Central and East European countries, and it provides insight into cultural traditions of a particular area on the one hand, and efforts to maintain the national identity on the other hand.
Photographers for the catalogue were Matija Dronjić, Nina Koydl, Dražen Bota and archives from the museum.