Collection manager: Katarina Pocedić, senior curator

Types of objects: period furniture; paintings; personal use items, decorative items and household goods in metal, ceramics, porcelain, glass, fabrics, wood and paper; old pharmacy items and batons carried in the local Relay of Youth races.

The holdings of the collection may be viewed upon prior announcement to the Museum on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12.00 - 14.30


The Urban Life Collection consists of objects that testify about everyday urban life in Pula and Istria from the 18th to the 20th century. The objects served different purposes and are of differing artistic quality. The items are sorted into groups that relate to particular segments of urban life such as pharmacy, schooling, activities of diverse societies, everyday life and items from lives of individuals. They are mostly personal objects from the bequests of Pula families and household goods that illustrate the social life in the city at the turn of the 20th century. The value of this collection lies in the fact that by studying its holdings the everyday life of early 20th century urban families can be reconstructed.