Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral

Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

EXHIBITION
Goldwork in Eastern Croatia
conceived by: Janja Juzbašić, M.S.
organizers: Stjepan Gruber Local Heritage Museum, Županja and Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
opening: 4 July 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
the exhibition will remain open until 26 August 2019

The exhibition “Goldwork in Eastern Croatia” presents one of many traditional forms of embroidery in the territory of Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem called goldwork, or stitching with gold. The goldwork belongs to the group of the most expensive traditional embroidery. Its production and possession largely depended upon a family’s financial means.
The exhibition will feature various traditional items adorned by goldwork, which in terms of certain specific details and, above all, their value, represent yet another form of the skill of the Šokci women of Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem in creating and crafting ceremonial attire and other ceremonial items.
Almost 150 individual items of various sizes and uses adorned by goldwork will be presented, as well as about a dozen complete sets of men’s and women’s attire also adorned by goldwork techniques, either by running stitch, couching on a paper frame or cross-stitch, gathered from a number of museums in Slavonia and from several family bequests.

This embroidery skill, which is considered a symbol of Slavonia’s identity, has been proclaimed an intangible cultural good of Croatia by decision of the Ministry of Culture, with the aim of continual care and support for the preservation of this invaluable craft.

The staging of this exhibition in the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka is the fruit of cooperation between two museum institutions, which began with the guest appearance of “The Marketplace – The Belly of the City” in Županja.

EXHIBITION
In the Web of Paths
organizer: Crikvenica Town Museum
conceived by: Stjepan Špalj and Tea Rosić
expert associate: Mirela Slukan-Altić
the exhibition will remain open until 11 August 2019

The old paths, trails and roads of Vinodol are the theme of the exhibition “In the Web of Paths,” which deals with the dense network of thoroughfares that intersect the littoral landscape. The exhibitions attempts to answer these questions: who built these routes and when, who used them, and where to they go? The exhibition’s creators examined the old paths and roads that appeared in the period from the beginning of the 18th to the mid-19th century in the area from Drivenik to Bribir, with the adjacent coastal belt and hinterland.
The main thoroughfares that functioned as the arteries of economic and social life during that period are highlighted in the exhibition. The exhibition takes a historical/ethnographic approach to the topic, as just one of the possible ways of understanding historical road construction in Vinodol. Numerous maps, photographs and video materials are used to present this intriguing and oft-neglected civil engineering heritage.