One of the most famous houses in Krapina is the late 19th century house of the Majcen family, who were well-known lawyers. Many reputable names visited the family on a frequent basis, including the likes of J. J. Strossmayer and A. Starčević. Dr Vlatko Maček was a legal clerk with Dr Josip Majcen in 1912. The twentieth century and its wars meant the end of many reputable families. After the family went bankrupt during World War II, the Majcens became poor. Their only two direct successors, Zdenka and Nada, gave the house to the Town and wanted it to be turned into a gallery.
The gallery was opened on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the foundation of the town with the exhibition of the famous painter Edo Kovačević. During the past year, since its opening, the Gallery has hosted several exhibitions and it also houses the collection of paintings from the Kajkavian Song Festival (naive painters of the Kajkavian-speaking area) and the former Hušnjakovo Gallery (contemporary Croatian art).Directions