Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral

Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

EXHIBITION
LADO / RELIEFS / VESTIGES
conceived by: Petra Slobodnjak
organizers: Lado National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia and the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
official opening: 18 April 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
The exhibition will run until 8 May 2019

In cooperation with the Lado National Folk Dance Ensemble, the exhibition of photographs by Petra Slobodnjak, “Lado/Reliefs/Vestiges,” will be opened in the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka. Through this exhibition and the brief performance at the opening, the Lado Ensemble is continuing to mark the 70th anniversary of its artistic activities.
The exhibition “Lado/Reliefs/Vestiges” is the result of three-years of cooperation between this sole professional folklore ensemble and the award-winning, talented artist Petra Slobodnjak, who found in Lado’s performers a source of inspiration to create photographs that testify to traditional performing arts at the very highest artistic level.

“The title ‘Lado/Reliefs/Vestiges’ encapsulates the complexity, multiple layers and intermingling of meanings entailed by folkloristic expression; it is divided into zones in an attempt to observe the traditional distinctions of folk music and dances by region. The photographs of performers are juxtaposed with landscape photographs of the places in which these dances originated,” says exhibition creator Petra Slobodnjak.

 

EXHIBITION
FROM A SMALL HARBOUR TO A TRANSOCEANIC PORT
conceived by: Nikša Mendeš
organizer: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
The exhibition will run until 17 April 2019

With the exhibition “From a Small Harbour to Transoceanic Port,” the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka is joining the observation of the 300th anniversary of the proclamation of Rijeka as a free port in 1719.
Through several thematic units, the exhibition follows the development of this port by the city: from the Middle Ages and the events that preceded the conferral of free port status for Rijeka in 1719, through the reigns of Emperor Charles VI and Empress Maria Theresa and the first half of the 19th century, when the idea of constructing a new port west of the Rječina River emerged, to the most significant era in its history, the 1880s and 1890s.
For centuries, Rijeka’s main harbour for sailing vessels and smaller oar-propelled craft was the Rječina’s estuary, today known as the ‘Dead Channel,’ but as of the latter half of the 19th century, the need to expand the port to a new location emerged. In this period, Rijeka’s port experienced its peak in terms of technological fitness. The most important berths and piers were built, and the section of the city adjacent to it developed with the construction of exemplary palaces with facades facing the sea, while the breakwater was completed and named after Empress Maria Theresa.

 

EXHIBITION
RIJEKA’S (APPLIED) STORIES
organizers: Art History Students Club of the Rijeka Association of Art Historians, Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, Mažuranić-Brlić-Ružić Memorial Library and Collection
conceived by: Irena Radoslav and Iva Volović
project associates: Tamara Mataija, Andrea Samaržija, Theo de Canziani
The exhibition will run until 15 April 2019

As a part of the observance of the ninth Art History Day in the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, a thematic exhibition, “Rijeka’s (Applied) Stories” will be staged. This is an exhibition organized by art history students who are also members of the ARTeFACT Art History Students Club of the Rijeka Association of Art Historians.
Accompanying activities aimed at target groups were also conceived for the exhibition, such as art workshops for school children that will be implemented as a part of the Museum’s Miracle Room, children’s art workshops, and guided tours of the exhibition for secondary school students. During the exhibition, guided tours for visitors led by experts will be held twice weekly.

 

EXHIBITION
MAN AND THE SEA – FISHING IN ANTIQUITY THROUGH THE COLLECTION OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM IN ZADAR
conceived by: Dušanka Romanović
organizer: Archaeological Museum in Zadar
The exhibition will run until 2 June 2019

As part of the cooperation between the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka and the Archaeological Museum in Zadar, and after Nin, Dubrovnik, Pula and Zagreb, the exhibition “Man and the Sea – Fishing in Antiquity Through the Collection of the Archaeological Museum in Zadar” will also be presented to the public in Rijeka.
Fishing began to develop in the Eastern Adriatic already in prehistory, and it constituted a vital component of life in every community, which is demonstrated by numerous and frequent archaeological finds at still insufficiently examined seaside sites.
The exhibition “Man and the Sea – Fishing in Antiquity Through the Collection of the Archaeological Museum in Zadar” shows precisely this segment of life in Antiquity. Visitors will learn about the mythology and portrayals of deities and the products and economic activities tied to the sea (fish farms, salt production, and seafood as a delicacy).
The materials presented in the exhibition are a part of the collection of the Archaeological Museum in Zadar and mostly come from the Roman-era harbour in Zaton, which operated from the 1st to 4th centuries, and then from the territory of ancient Nin (Aenona) and, to a lesser degree, from different sites in Zadar and its environs.

MIRACLE ROOM: THE MUSEUM’S WORKSHOP AND PLAYROOM

SCIENCE FESTIVAL
theme: Colours
workshop: Colours that improve wood
workshop leaders: Andrea Samaržija, Dino Marković
workshop dates and time: 8, 10 and 12 April 2019, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Must be arranged in advance.

The programme of this year’s 17th Science Festival at the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka includes workshops for pupils from grades 5 through 8, and for secondary school students. At the workshop, participants will become familiar with the work of the museum’s preparator, who will display various types of wood and how they can be worked, and discuss wood as a raw material for furniture. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about staining, which changes the colour of wood and improves and protects it. They will be able to try several preparator activities on their own. Participation must be arranged ahead of time.

MORNING IN THE MUSEUM
theme: PORT OF RIJEKA
date and time: 13 April 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The workshop is aimed at children aged 5 to 11
workshop price: HRK 40

theme: Spring in the Miracle Room
date and time: 20 April 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The workshop is aimed at children aged 5 to 11
workshop price: HRK 40

The number of attendees is limited to 15, so participation must be arranged in advance.

LITTLE MUSEUM ATELIER ART WORKSHOP
the workshop is aimed at children aged 5 to 11
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
applications accepted throughout the school year
price: HRK 100/month

HOLIDAYS IN THE MUSEUM
workshop: The Sea and Me
workshop leader: Andrea Samaržija
workshop dates and time: 23-27 April 2019, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
price for all five days: HRK 50
The workshop is aimed at primary school children.
Must be arranged in advance.

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.
price: HRK 600 for ten children
Must be arranged in advance.

To make appointments for Miracle Room activities, contact: cudotvornica@ppmhp.hr
Andrea Samaržija, +385 51 553666

LIPA REMEMBERS MEMORIAL CENTRE
Lipa 35, Šapjane
Hours: Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

EXHIBITION
HOW LIPA REMEMBERS – 75 YEARS OF COMMEMORATING THE TRAGEDY
exhibition conceived by: Vana Gović
organizer: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, Lipa Remembers Memorial Centre
exhibition opens on 30 April 2019

The exhibition in the Lipa Remembers Memorial Centre will remain open until 15 May 2019
On the 75th anniversary of Lipa’s wartime tragedy, the Lipa Remembers Memorial Centre is holding a commemorative programme. An exhibition and publication entitled “How Lipa Remembers – 75 Years of Commemorating the Tragedy” will focus attention on the memorial heritage of Lipa over the past 75 years. The history of formal observation of the tragedy through the ‘Lipa Remembers’ commemoration will be presented, as will the accompanying commemorative programmes that formerly lasted for several days, with different community groups participating. Personal memories of the tragedy will also be presented as they are remembered by Lipa residents. The exhibition will feature photographs and documents, and individual testimonies (narratives) by Lipa natives. The aim of the exhibition is to present the way in which Lipa has preserved its memorial heritage over the past 75 years and highlight Lipa as an exceptional positive example in the context of the national culture of commemorating the suffering of the Second World War.

KASTAV REGIONAL MUSEUM COLLECTION
Prolaz Ivana iz Kastva 1, Kastav
open: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Wednesdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

EXHIBITION
BORDERS
conceived by: Marko Badurina
organizer: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka

The exhibition will be held in the Kastav Regional Museum Collection until 1 November 2019
Through maps, items of everyday use and personal stories, the exhibition provides an overview of events in the Kastav region between the two World Wars, but also focuses on the problem of the border between the Kingdom of Italy and the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, the loss of territory and the lives of Kastav residents next to the border.

EXHIBITION
MONUMENTS TO MEMORY
conceived by: Marko Badurina
organizer: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
The exhibition will be held in the Kastav Regional Museum Collection until 3 May 2019