Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral

Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

The Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka made the Decision on Temporary Organization of Operations of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka in compliance with the prevailing measures instituted pursuant to the declaration of the COVID-19 epidemic.
The Museum has joined the campaign launched by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Croatian Tourism Board, and obtained the “Safe Stay in Croatia” designation, which highlights it as a museum in which all health and safety protocols are enforced during the COVID-19 pandemic, making it a safe and desirable destination. Thanks to the “Safe Stay in Croatia” designation, the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka and its remote locations, the Kastav Regional Museum Collection and the Lipa Remembers Memorial Centre are safe places to visit.
The Museum is also a partner with the Central State Demography and Youth Office of the Republic of Croatia in the IT programme e-Dječja kartica (children’s e-card) and the mobile app Mudrica, which includes features for both parents and children when they visit the Museum. The app is free of charge, and it offers many benefits, such as free admission for children from a single family when the parents purchase tickets, a single admission pass for all three museum locations, free admission for parents whose children are participating in workshops and a 50 % discount on children’s publications.

THE GOVERNOR’S PALACE
Trg Riccarda Zanelle 1, Rijeka
Hours: Mon: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tue-Sat: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sun: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Closed on holidays.
http://ppmhp.hr/

Only fifteen visitors are allowed in the Museum at the same time.

EXHIBITION
MICKEY MOUSE BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN
conceived by: Tea Perinčić, Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, and Svetozar Nilović, Peek&Poke
designers: Vera Ružić, Kabinet 13 d.o.o.
visuals: Ivan Antunović
opening: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka on 30 July 2021
the exhibition remains open until 31 January 2022

Walt Disney, the American animation pioneer and owner of the Walt Disney Company, which he established with his brother Roy in 1923, is one of the most important figures of world cinematography. His feature-length animated films marked the childhood of many generations worldwide. Characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, Pluto, Scamp the puppy and others are recognized by children to this day, and they are constantly featured on clothing and other items of everyday use.
The exhibition “Mickey Mouse Behind the Iron Curtain” is a reminder of growing up with Disney’s characters during the period of socialist Yugoslavia which, as opposed to certain other countries in Eastern Europe, had a license to reproduce Disney-themed toys, picture books and cartoons. The exhibition will present toys from the former Biserka factory in Zagreb, picture books, posters, books, video-cassettes, films and other items bearing Disney characters and motifs from the Toy Collection of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka and the Peek&Poke Museum’s collection. One of the most interesting items on display will be the ‘Scamp’ moped made by the Zagreb Motorcycle Factory.
The worldwide success of Disney’s company could not pass unnoticed by cartoon lovers everywhere, including those who lived behind the so-called Iron Curtain, even though Disney himself ardently opposed communism and allegedly would not allow his products to be licensed “behind the Iron Curtain.”
The exhibition will also highlight the Zagreb School of Animation from its establishment in 1954, when it was still directly under Disney’s influence, to the creation of its own unique idiom which earned it global renown by the end of the 1950s. It created films that would delight the world with their originality, such as “The Ersatz” by Dušan Vukotić from 1961, which in 1962 became the first cartoon outside of the United States to win an Oscar for best animated feature. But it also produced a series of popular cartoons that were part of the formative experience of growing up in “late socialist Yugoslavia,” such as “Baltazar” and “The Little Flying Bears”. The Croatian Oscar statuette will also be on display at the exhibition.

EXHIBITION
I’LL TELL YOU A STORY
organizer: Archaeological Museum in Zadar
conceived by: Timka Alihodžić, senior curator
opening: Maritime and History Mueum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka on 8 July 2021 at 12 p.m.
the exhibition remains open until 13 September 2021

The theme of this guest exhibition from the Archaeological Museum in Zadar is burial customs in the Zadar area in Antiquity. Based on the results of an anthropological analysis of grave goods, the exhibition’s author attempted to reconstruct the lives of the people whose graves are presented. Each grave tells its own story, and by observing each of its components, from burial rites to the deposited goods, and then using a little imagination, one can evoke memories of the deceased individual if only for a moment. Believing that the deceased went on to the afterlife, the bereaved prepared various gifts for them, from basics such as money to pay for the journey and lamps to light the way, to more luxurious items such as expensive jewellery. Their beauty is sufficient unto itself, but as part of a funerary set it helps revive memories of the deceased individual whose soul drifts in the shadowy beyond.
The exhibition has been adapted to the blind and seeing impaired.

EXHIBITION
RIJEKA ROOTS, OR HOW TO BECOME A CITIZEN OF RIJEKA
conceived by: Tea Perinčić (Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka) and Markus Leideck (State Archives in Rijeka)
exhibition designed by: Željko Maletić
exhibition remains open until 24 July 2021

The exhibition “Rijeka Roots, or How to Become a Citizen of Rijeka” will present diplomas from the inventory of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka and the State Archives in Rijeka that were issued by the Rijeka City Council from the 17th to 19th centuries. These diplomas conferred citizenship to persons born in Rijeka or to those who settled in Rijeka and earned citizenship through their works, contributions to the city and its citizens or by virtue of their wealth.

MIRACLE ROOM
In compliance with the instructions issued by the National Civil Protection Administration pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka has launched the work of its Miracle Room. Until further notice, educational programmes will be held online and outdoors on the terrace of eastern annex of the Governor’s Palace, in front of the Miracle Room and in the gardens, weather permitting.
Educational programmes tied to the remote Museum locations – the Kastav Regional Museum Collection and the Lipa Remembers Memorial Centre – will also be held in compliance with effective epidemiological measures.
Any changes to pandemic-related protective measures that will impact the Museum’s work and its educational programmes will be posted on the Museum’s web pages.

SUMMER VACATION IN THE MUSEUM, 2021
This July as well, we are spending Summer Vacation in the Museum in the gardens of the Governor’s Palace! During the summer holidays, the Miracle Room of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka is organizing two children’s creative workshops. You can register for both.

ART WORKSHOP: “I, GOVERNOR”
This year we’re becoming genuine sculptors! At the “I, Governor” workshop, children will master clay modelling and papier-mâché techniques and make their first real sculptures. Their creations will be displayed in an exhibition on the final day.
scheduled for: 12-16 July 2021 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
leader: Nina Lekić, art teacher
The workshop is intended for primary school children.

I’LL TELL YOU A STORY
The workshop is being organized to coincide with the guest exhibition of the same name from the Archaeological Museum in Zadar. At it, children will learn about ancient customs and beliefs. This is a special and quite significant workshop because it is adapted for blind persons and participants will have the opportunity to learn how blind individuals read and write, play games and much more!
scheduled for: 12-16 July 2021 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
leader: Andrea Zubović, museum educator
The workshop is intended for children aged 6 to 12. It has been adapted for blind and seeing-impaired children.

The fee for each workshop (for all five days) is HRK 50 per participant.
* Attending the “Performers from the Gov” drama workshop and the Little Museum Atelier art workshop as part of the Summer Vacation in the Museum programme is free of charge! *

Due to the limited number of participants (10 per workshop), you must register in advance at:
cudotvornica[at]ppmhp.hr or by phone, +385 51 213578.

The workshops are being held in the gardens of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, observing all epidemiological measures.

Upon arriving at the Museum on the first workshop day, the parent or guardian will complete an application with the child’s relevant data and state whether they consent to be photographed.

ONLINE PROGRAMME
MIRACLE ROOM AT HOME
conceived by: Andrea Zubović
An online educational video and workshop for children and adolescents about the museum’s inventory, permanent display and exhibitions will be posted on the website and Facebook page of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka.

THE FRANKOPANS
The Frankopans were one of the most important and oldest Croatian noble families, who were tied by marriage to another powerful dynasty, the Zrinski family. They were originally from the island of Krk, whence they expanded their authority to the mainland under the service of Venetian, Hungarian and Habsburg lords, and at the peak of their power they held almost a third of today’s Croatia. The most visible symbols of their authority and activity are the many castles and fortifications they erected on the island of Krk, and in Vinodol and Gorski Kotar on the mainland.
Assignments tied to this noble family will be posted on the Museum’s web and FB pages, covering the following themes:
1. Map
2. Coats of arms
3. Castles and warriors
4. Art and entertainment

The exhibition “Frankopan Towns and Fortifications in the Territory of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County on Historical Photographs and Postcards” is accessible at the link http://frankopani.ppmhp.hr

KASTAV REGIONAL MUSEUM COLLECTION
Prolaz Ivana iz Kastva 1, Kastav
Hours: Tue and Thur: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Wed, Fri-Sun: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
http://mzk.ppmhp.hr/

The number of visitors in the Kastav Regional Museum Collection is limited to six.
The operating hours and permitted number of visitors will be adjusted pursuant to effective epidemiological measures.

KASTAV PHOTOGRAPHIC LAPIDARIUM
exhibition conceived by: Branko Jani Kukurin, Marko Badurina
organizer: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
The exhibition will remain open until 1 February 2022

The exhibition presents photographic documentation of records written on stone from Kastav and the surrounding region, Kastavština, that testify to local history and identity.

LIPA REMEMBERS MEMORIAL CENTRE
Lipa 35, Šapjane
Hours: Tue-Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
http://lipapamti.ppmhp.hr/

The number of visitors in the Lipa Remembers Memorial Centre is limited to eight.
The operating hours and permitted number of visitors at these locations will be adjusted pursuant to effective epidemiological measures.

KRALJEVICA SHIPYARD MODEL COLLECTION
Visits are possible by prior arrangement with the Museum and under the conditions stipulated by the Dalmont Shipyard in Kraljevica.

CICKINI ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTION, ISLAND OF KRK
Visits are possible by prior arrangement.
The number of visitors is limited to six.
The operating hours and permitted number of visitors at these locations will be adjusted pursuant to effective epidemiological measures.

VIRTUAL MUSEUM
The Museum is present in the virtual world through its other content.
Every day at our web sites, http://ppmhp.hr/, http://mzk.ppmhp.hr/ and http://lipapamti.ppmhp.hr/, and at the Museum’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ppmhp/, we post interesting news about the Museum’s work, texts and short video stories presenting the Museum, the former Governor’s Palace which houses it, the Museum’s rich inventory, and intriguing behind-the-scenes accounts.
We also have a YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC10rJeHJHvmD2CvfYv2FZRw; and a TikTok page: https://www.tiktok.com/@ppmhp.

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