The idea of setting up a cats' museum was conceived after the donation by Countess di Montereale Mantica of a huge collection of period images.
This material was added to the collections of the Intenational Cats' Adoption Centre "Badoer" in Venice and has become very interesting and large and in the last 10 years has increased owing to further donations and targeted purchases.
he importance of the material and the large number of works has given the idea of setting up a museum where the works may be seen not only by visitors, who will certainly arrive, but also by a wider public who might wish to get to know us through internet.
The Museum, however, is not concered only with cats, but, through the interest this animal universally arouses in people, aimes at making people feel and show greater respect towards nature, the animals and the environment continually threatened by man.
how can't love other animals and nature those who love cats?
To pass on love for animals is possible for everybody by means of a wider knowledge and knowledge is the first step towards respect.
As a seat for our Museum we chose Cattaro (Kotor) in Montenegro, a city on the extreme part of Dalmatia for various reasons: its quietness, charming position and its situation of " ideal city for cats" as the population is fond of felines.
The Museum has activated the option in order to let all sympathizers know our works through the web. Actually a service is active by which a daily mail is sent to all those who ask for it, so that all can feel near to us and receive every day a different image from our collections.
We warmly thank in advance those who will send further material to increase our collections or propose us to buy objects of their own.