Pedagogical activities at the Meštrović Atelier
After the opening of a part of the museum to the public in 1963, there was great interest in the newly opened exhibition space, so guided tours were organized for individuals, delegations, children from primary and secondary schools and other citizens.
With the constant guidance of interested visitors, in the mid-1990s senior curator Danica Plazibat began designing pedagogical workshops. Especially interesting were the workshops related to the International Museum Day, which have been organized since 1995. One can point out the pedagogical action called Sound… Tone… Voice, which was held in 2006. This workshop marked the beginning of a two-year collaboration with Krunoslav Međimurac, an academic sculptor and painter who taught students how to design a stone sculpture. The second was held the following year (2007) entitled Surprise in which participants learned about the whole process of making a sculpture in bronze: modeling a work in clay, plaster and then casting in alloy. Pedagogical work continues in cooperation with the Association for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage Catapult on the Upper Town Stories project since 2013, and today under the guidance of the museum pedagogue.