The Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb has gathered over 80,000 exhibits related to the folk culture of Croatia. Traditional costumes from various parts of the country, handicrafts and examples of folk handicrafts.
The museum collection includes: folk instruments, jewelry, pottery and baskets, items used daily on traditional farms, stone and wood ornaments, as well as items related to ancient beliefs and related rituals.
The museum was founded in the first half of the 20th century on the initiative of a Slovak industrialist and textile merchant - Salomon Berger. He became the first director of the facility. The seat of the museum is located in an Art Nouveau building from 1903.
An important person associated with the museum was Professor Vladimir Tkalchich, who was engaged in thorough research into folk handicrafts, and is the author of valuable publications on, among other things, Croatian lace.