Novohrad Museum and Gallery, Lučenec

Novohradské múzeum a galéria, Lučenec
Contact: Iveta Kaczarová (f) Director
Contact: Andrea Bozó Art historian
Telephone: 421 (0) 47 433 2397
Kubínyho námestie 3, 984 01 Lučenec, Slovakia
421 (0) 47 433 2502, 421 (0) 47 433 2980
421 (0) 47 433 2980
Sep-Jun: 9am-5pm Tue-Fri, 2pm-5pm Sun; Jul-Aug: 9am-5pm Tue-Fri, 10am-1pm Sat, 2pm-5pm Sun

Novohrad Museum in Lučenec was established in the year 1955 as a District Museum in Halič. In the years 1967 - 1985 was relocated to Fiľakovo under the name of Novohrad Museum. Since the year 1985 has been settled in the monument building of county courthouse in the historical centre of the town Lučenec.

The institution is supervised by the Regional Self-Government of Banská Bystrica. It manages over 25.000 archeological, ethnological, historical and artistic objects in its collection. Among others the most valuable are the collections of folk pottery, enamel ware and historical glass, which show the most characteristic branches of traditional production in the Novohrad area. The gallery collection represents the works of the artists who lived or were connected with Lučenec and its area.

It regularly organises international artistic competition called Triennial of Aquarelle (since 1983) as well as International Ceramic Symposium (since 1989). Museum owns a rich collection of contemporary ceramic art which is also presented on a permanent exposition.