The Zagreb Collection of human brains was founded at the Medical School University of Zagreb by Professor Ivica Kostovic in the early 1970's. In the last forty years, more than 100.000 histological and immunohistochemical slides of the brain tissue were collected as part of the Collection. The tissue samples are from more than 1,300 specimens that encompass all stages of fetal and early postnatal development, as well as the significant number of specimens from healthy adult brains and the neuropathological ones (Kostović et al. 1991; Judaš et al . 2011). From its humble beginnings, dating back to 1974, until today, there was a constant flow of collected tissue and histological slides, fostering the unimpeded growth of the Collection into its present size and capacity. One of the main problems regarding the collection was finding an adequate physical space necessary for such a collection. This problem persisted until 1998 when the collection was moved from its initial location at the Department of Anatomy to its new location at the newly founded Croatian Institute for Brain Research. 

Here we present the digitized version of the collection with data on 1.324 brains, their corresponding 4.266 blocks and ever-growing number of histological slides. 

Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and access to demo version of the site with all brains and blocks and several (mostly Weigert) specimens. You can also use combination of login "demo" and password "brain" to access demo version. Please note that site is optimized for Google Chrome browser.