Permanent collection


Dear visitors, preparations for the Museum's new Permanent display are underway. We plan to open the new permanent exhibition in the second half of 2020. Until then, we invite you to follow our upcoming exhibitions where we will present exceptional artists and artistic appearances from the 1950s to the present day.

Over the past ten years, Museum's collections have been available to the public on a permanent exhibition called Collection in Motion. Since contemporary art is truly “in motion”, and since in the meantime we have established new collections which have increased by more than 3000 works, we are currently in the process of changing the permanent display of our collections. We are happy to report that since the Museum of Contemporary Art opened in the new location in 2010, Collection in Motion have been visited by more than 400,000 people, and more than one million people visited the Museum. Thank you!

You can still find out and browse through the previous permanent exhibition Collection in Motion bellow:

Wishing to re-define the semantic potential of the term permanent display and make the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art accessible at one single display point, in the new museum building by architect Igor Franić, we have coined a new term: Collection in Motion.

With this term we intend to initiate and demonstrate improvements in the presentation, communication, and interpretation of the artworks in our collection. We also wish to emphasise the major characteristics of contemporary art: movement, change, transience, and uncertainty. Therefore, the museological concept of the Collection in Motion is characterized by a flexible frame, constant readiness for change, and the possibility of re-arrangement, enhancement, or reduction of particular units.

Collection in Motion truly has a transient character, in both time and space, and on the physical and mental level, because certain units/groups and the works within them will be successively interchanged, added to, or reduced.

Nada Beroš and Tihomir Milovac, authors