Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral

Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

EXHIBITION
OUR DAILY CERAMIC
organizer: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
exhibition conceived by: Margita Cvijetinović
exhibition designed by: Vesna Rožman
the exhibition will remain open until 17 November 2019

With the exhibition “Our Daily Ceramic,” the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka is continuing its tradition of the comprehensive presentation of its inventory, so after clocks, paintings of sailing ships and portraits, it is presenting ceramic items from the Ceramic and Glass Collection – over four hundred functional and decorative items rendered in different ceramic types: maiolica, faïence, earthenware, stoneware, porcelain and terracotta. These are items which, in more refined or simpler variants, could be found in every household in the 19th, but also 20th and even 21st centuries, and which are more likely to evoke the memories and aromas of childhood than attract the attention of scholars. And this is precisely why, in the shadow of more artistically and historically significant exponents, their interpretation was often neglected and limited to basic classification data, little to nothing has been written about them and they have almost exclusively been interesting to specialized collectors and ceramic aficionados. But in the light of renewed interest in ceramic, its development and the information that it conveys, regardless of when it was made, we are presenting ceramic items from the “industrial era” from the Museum’s depot.
The ceramics from the inventory and select exponents from other Croatian museums and institutions reflect the most significant technological and cultural progress that dictated and directed overall ceramic production, and also ensured the continuity and development of ceramic types from prehistory to the present, twenty thousand years of modification of a single basic form.

GRAND TOUR – DISCOVERY OF TRADITIONAL ITALIAN CERAMIC
organizers: AiCC – Associazione Italiana Città della Ceramica and the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
exhibition conceived by: Jean Blanchaert, Viola Emaldi, Anty Pansera
the exhibition will remain open until 17 November 2019

The exhibition “Grand Tour – Discovery of Traditional Italian Ceramic” is a travelling exhibition that presents 40 Italian cities from Apulia to Veneto, from Sicily and Sardinia to Liguria and Piedmont, from Abruzzo to Romagna and Tuscany. The exhibition takes us through Italy – the land of “a hundred campaniles” with “one hundred” styles and “one hundred” colours, to the ceramic centres which even today preserve the tradition and convey the wisdom of centuries of craftsmanship and expertise in the production of the renowned and unique Italian maiolica. The exhibition will showcase replicas of certain historical pieces or products inspired by traditional tastes, from decorative to functional items, created from Antiquity to the late Middle Ages, from the Renaissance to the Rococo, from Neoclassicism to Art Nouveau, Art Deco and contemporary design.

EXHIBITION
D’ANNUNZIO’S MARTYR – L’OLOCAUSTA DI D’ANNUNZIO
exhibition conceived by: Tea Perinčić and Ana-Maria Milčić
exhibition designed by: Sanjin Kunić and Nikolina Radić Štivić
the exhibition will remain open until 31 January 2021

As an introduction to the project Borders: Between Order and Chaos, which the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka is implementing as part of the European Capital of Culture 2020 programme The Age of Power, the Museum will stage an exhibition which marks the one-hundredth anniversary of D’Annunzio’s occupation of Rijeka on 12 September 1919.
“Città olocausta” or, simply, “Martyr,” was D’Annunzio’s name for Rijeka. So in the exhibition, the City at the time of his occupation (1919-1921) will be presented in the way Rijeka was personified in the artworks of that period – as a woman. The exhibition investigates the status of women and the role of the female body during a time of political instability and military conflict, specifically the use of the female body as a metaphor for territory and national borders.
In Italian interwar political rhetoric, Rijeka, as a place of irredentist interest (a location outside of Italian territory which was believed to belong to Italy, without which the state is incomplete; from the Ital. word irredente – unredeemed), has always had a special status as a locus of regeneration. In other words, continuing with the 19th-century narrative of Italian regeneration (Risorgimento), Rijeka became a place through which Italy could improve its geopolitical standing. In Gabriele D’Annunzio’s political speech, the city of Rijeka became a woman’s body, and political, military and national motifs began to intermingle with eroticism, corporality and also violence. The works of the Futurist artists, particularly their leader Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, exhibit a similar melding of territory, nationality, war, eroticism and the female body in the context of Rijeka and irredentism. At the same time, the Croatian satirical magazine Koprive and the Rijeka Italian publication La Vedetta d’Italia, as well as an abundance of propaganda materials, used the same analogy in the anthropomorphized versions of Rijeka, Italy and Yugoslavia. Through a feminist and post-colonial research prism, the exhibition follows the artistic, propagandist and personal correspondence tied to Rijeka in that era.
The exhibition also alludes to D’Annunzio’s attitude toward the women in his life, who, after ending relationships with him, were “physically and emotionally spent,” just like the city of Rijeka.

EXHIBITION
AIDS FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED
organizer: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
co-organizer: Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Association of the Blind
exhibition conceived by: Ivo Mileusnić
co-authors: Emil Mandarić, Mirjana Marin
the exhibition will remain open until 6 October 2019

To observe the 70th anniversary of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Association of the Blind, the exhibition “Aids for the Blind and Visually Impaired” will be staged in the Marble Hall of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka. Technical aids used by the blind and the visually impaired in their everyday lives, donated by the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County for the Museum’s Technology Collection, will be displayed at the exhibition. These are aids that allow the blind and visually impaired to read, write, calculate, tell the time or play board games, but which have become obsolete or have been replaced by newer devices thanks to more advanced technologies.
The members of the Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired have kept their aids as a part of the technical heritage which, thanks to the Association’s donation, will become a part of the Museum’s inventory. The exhibition display will be enriched by artworks and creative workshops.

MIRACLE ROOM
Trg Riccarda Zanelle 1, HR-51000 Rijeka, Croatia
cudotvornica@ppmhp.hr
+385 51 553666, Andrea Samaržija

EDUCATIONAL AND CREATIVE WORKSHOPS AND PLAY
MORNING IN THE MUSEUM
The educational and creative workshops and play called “Morning in the Museum” will be held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

BIRTHDAY IN THE MUSEUM
Educational birthday workshops in the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka are aimed at children aged 4 to 12. The workshops are thematic, and the celebrants can choose from six available themes: ‘Masquerade Ball,’ ‘The Trsat Dragon,’ ‘On-board Emergency,’ ‘Unusual Form,’ ‘Challenge Trail,’ and ‘Treasure Hunt.’ The programs are held in the Museum’s premises.
Must be arranged in advance.

EXTRACURRICULAR FREE TIME
LITTLE MUSEUM ATELIER ART WORKSHOP
the workshop is aimed at children aged 5 to 11
held on: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
applications accepted throughout the school year
price: HRK 100/month

PERFORMERS FROM THE GOV ACTING WORKSHOP
The workshop is aimed at children aged 8 to 18
held on: Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m.
applications accepted throughout the school year
price: HRK 100/month