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Zagreb Classical Gymnasium Collection

The building of the Classical Gymnasium at Križanićeva ulica 4A in Zagreb. It was designed by architect Egon Steinmann, and the classical students moved in the autumn of 1932. Stipe Šuvar(1936-2004), the main promoter of educational reforms in the spirit of self-management socialism, who abolished gymnasia in 1977. Marijan Bručić (1927-2006), a teacher who rescued the Zagreb classical program from socialist reforms. Sign with the name “Classical Gymnasium” and the commemorative plaque installed on the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the classical gymnasium by the Jesuits in Zagreb. (03-04-2019) Student record book of the Educational Centre for Languages with grades from the years 1988/89 owned by Teodora Shek Brnardić. The future vocation after completion of secondary school is indicated as “associate in cultural-scholarly institutions.”



  • Croatian

Name of collection

  • The Zagreb Classical Gymnasium Collection

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 0-9
  • photos: 0-9


  • Horvat, Vlatka

Geographical scope of recent operation

  • local


  • Horvat, Vlatka

Date of founding

  • 1985

Place of founding

Creator(s) of content

  • Horvat, Vlatka


  • Horvat, Vlatka

Access type

  • visits by appointments

Author(s) of this page

  • Shek Brnardić, Teodora


Bacevic, Jana. 2014. From Class to Identity: The Politics of Education Reforms in Former Yugoslavia. Budapest, Hungary: Central European University Press.

Baćević, Jana. 2006. "Pogled unazad". Antropološka analiza uvođenja usmerenog obrazovanja u SFRJ (“A look back.” Anthropological analysis of the introduction of vocational education in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia). Antropologija, 1: 104-126.

Bručić, Marijan. (Ed.). 1987. 380 godina Klasične gimnazije u Zagrebu : 1607-1987 : zbornik radova (380 years of the Zagreb Classical Gymnasium: 1607-1987). Zagreb: Obrazovni centar za jezike.

Cepić, Dražen. 2018. Class Cultures in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe. London, England: Routledge.

Dobronić, Lelja. 2004. Klasična gimnazija u Zagrebu od 1607. do danas (The Zagreb Classical Gymnasium from 1607 until today). Zagreb: Školska knjiga.

Goldstein, Ivo, & Szabo, Agneza. 2007. Povijest zagrebačke Klasične gimnazije (1607-2007) (A history of the Zagreb Classical Gymnasium, 1607-2007). Zagreb: Novi Liber.

Koprek, Ivan. (Ed.). 2007. Thesaurus Archigymnasii : zbornik radova u prigodi 400. godišnjice Klasične gimnazije u Zagrebu (Proceedings on the 400th anniversary of the Zagreb Classical Gymnasium). Zagreb: Klasična gimnazija.

Lopina, Vesna. 2007. “Draga sjećanja: profesor Marijan Bručić (Dear memories: Prof Marijan Bručić).” In: Thesaurus Archigymnasii : zbornik radova u prigodi 400. godišnjice Klasične gimnazije u Zagrebu, edited by Ivan Koprek. Zagreb: Klasična gimnazija.

Munjiza, Emerik. 2009. Povijest hrvatskog školstva i pedagogije (A history of the Croatian school system and pedagogy). Osijek: Filozofski fakultet Osijek.

Pasini, Uroš. 1975. “Klasična gimnazija u novom školskom sistemu (The Classical Gymnasium in the new school system)”. Latina et Graeca, 1, no. 5: 58-62.

Shek Brnardić, Teodora. 2001. The ritual of the Zagreb Norijada as a transition to adulthood (unpublished manuscript).

Šuvar, Stipe. 1977. Škola i tvornica. U susret reformi odgoja i obrazovanja (School and factory. Toward a reform of education and training). Zagreb: Školska knjiga.

Horvat, Vlatka, interview by Shek Brnardić, Teodora , March 19, 2018. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-03-04 10:12:23