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Noble Marcel Kiepach
Dynamo – an illumination device
Device for remote-controlled viewing of a ship compass
Ivan Zakmardi of Dijankovec
Portrait of the noble Franjo Marković
Old postcard of Križevci

Head: Zoran Homen, curator

The permanent display

Križevci is depicted as a town of rich cultural and social life, which helps us learn about many cultural associations active in the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, such as the Public Reading-room (Narodna čitaona), the Theatre Club (Kazališni klub), the Trading Company Merkur (Mercury), the Women's Association (Gospojinsko društvo), the literary association Plug (Plough), the singers' association Bell (Zvono), and many others. Prominent people of Croatian cultural life are also mentioned, especially those who were connected with the town in any way. The opera singer Milena Šugh, the actress Nina Vavra, the poet and philosopher, our first aestheticist and the first Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb Franjo Marković, and the opera singer and adherent to the Illyrian Movement Alberto Štriga were all born there. The countess Sidonija Rubido Erdödy, the opera singer who first sang in Croatian in the first Croatian opera ever lived near Križevci, in her castle in Gornja Rijeka. The local squire family Kiepach was also extremely important for the area, which secured them a prominent place in the Museum. Their genius son Marcel Kiepach was still a child when his inventions made him famous. The inventions included a dynamo and a gyrocompass, gadgets without which it would be impossible to drive a car or navigate a ship. The Cultural and Historical Collection wraps up the general overview of the town history through centuries.
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