National Museum of Medieval Art (Albania)

The National Museum of Medieval Art (Albanian: Muzeu Kombëtar i Artit Mesjetar) is a national museum dedicated to medieval art and history in Korçë, Albania. The museum is located on Fan Noli Boulevard in the south-east of the city of Korçë. It was established on April 24, 1980, and the building was reconstructed on October 4, 2016, with the cooperation of the city municipality and the Greek Government fund.[2]

National Museum of Medieval Art
Muzeu Kombëtar i Artit Mesjetar
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Logo of National Museum of Medieval Art
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View of National Museum of Medieval Art
Established14 May 1979 (1979-05-14)
LocationKorçë,  Albania
TypeArt museum
Key holdingsMedieval period
CollectionsMedieval art
Collection sizeover 6.500 icons[1]
DirectorLorenc Glozheni

The museum has over 7,000 art and cultural items, mainly icons, stone, wooden, metal and textile works, representing various moments in Albania's iconography development. In the principal hall there are many works from anonymous artists of the 13th-14th centuries and well-known ones including Onufri, Onufër Qiprioti, Teacher Kostandini, Jeromak Shpataraku, David Selenica, and the Zografi Brothers.[3][4]

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown in Albania, the Ministry of Culture offers 3D tours of the museum.[5]



  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-23. Retrieved 2017-07-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Elsie, Robert (2010). Historical Dictionary of Albania. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-8108-6188-6.
  3. ^ Gloyer, Gillian (2018-03-05). Albania. Bradt Travel Guides. ISBN 978-1-78477-078-5.
  4. ^ "National Museum of Medieval Art". Into Albania. Retrieved 2021-02-23.
  5. ^ "Muzeu Kombëtar i Artit Mesjetar, Korcë". Virtual Tour 3D (in Albanian). 2019-09-05. Retrieved 2020-04-09.

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Coordinates: 40°36′57″N 20°47′01″E / 40.6158°N 20.7837°E / 40.6158; 20.7837