The Croatian Museum of Contemporary Art (Muzej suvremene umjetnosti-MSU) was founded in 1954 with the aim of following, documenting and promoting events, styles and phenomena in contemporary art. After the old museum, which was located in the Upper Town, new museum was opened in 2009 between capital`s historical centre and its new districts across the Sava river.

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The collections of the museum include some twelve thousand contemporary artworks, created by Croatian and international artists between 1950 and the present day. the museum includes the following collections: Drawings, Prints, Posters, and works on Paper; Film and Video; Photography; Media art; Sculpture and Painting.

The core of newly founded collection of Media Art is constituted by early computer artworks that the MSU collected during the five international exhibitions entitled New Tendencies, which took place in the period from 1961-1973. The third exhibition of New Tendencies (1965) investigated the relationship between cybernetics and art, while the fourth (1968/69) was dedicated to information theory. In accordance with that, an international symposium on Computers and Visual Research took place in the same year, accompanied by the publication of the first issue of BIT international.

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