Exhibition Dedicated to Andrija Maurović at the NUL
On the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of decease
of Andrija Maurović, the father of Croatian comic strip,
the National and University Library in Zagreb
presented to the public a selection of comic strips
kept as part of the Library holdings.
After an occasional speech about the author, the visitors had the opportunity to view the work seminal not only for Croatian ‘ninth art’, but relevant worldwide.
As part of the exhibition, a workshop was held with the staff members of the Preservation Department demonstrating the conservation and restoration techniques used on the comic strip drawings by Andrija Maurović.
The National and University Library in Zagreb Print Collection keeps the largest and most integral collection of comic strips by Andrija Maurović, comprising more than five hundred items. Also kept by the Library are eight ink drawings, and some of his numerous posters.