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.
Every Thursday, admission to all locations of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka is free of charge.
MRGARI – BAŠKA’S STONE FLOWERS
organizers: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, Sinjali Association, Tourism Board of the Baška Municipality in cooperation with the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb
photographer: Sanjin Ilić
opening: Museum’s Atrium, 18 May 2023 at 12 p.m.
the exhibition will remain open until 20 July 2023
After successful guest appearances in Zagreb, Budapest and Split, at the initiative and with the support of the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, the exhibition “Mrgari – Baška’s Stone Flowers” will now be held in Rijeka.
Mrgari are the loveliest example of the wall construction technique of stacking stones without any kind of binding material. These multi-pen sheep folds with a layout resembling giant stone flowers dominate the karst landscape on the plateaus above the Baška Valley. They are constantly exposed to harsh winds, the sun and sea salt, but their timeless beauty inspires awe, as well as care for their protection and preservation.
So this exhibition, as one of the means to popularize the mrgari and all activities conducted by the Sinjali Association in collaboration with the Baška Municipal Tourism Board with the financial support of the Baška Municipality, is a continuation of efforts tied to the preservation of these exceptionally rare stacked stone structures.
The Rijeka exhibition will be enhanced with new photographs of mrgari, as well as photographs from the Ljubimer mrgari restoration workshops.
A video about the mrgari will also be presented, as well as a compilation of video recordings from past workshops and archival video footage of sheep penning. Ethnographic artefacts from the Baška Valley will also be exhibited.
About the artist
Sanjin Ilić was born in Rijeka in 1967. He has family roots in Jurandvor, next to Baška, so he carries in his genes a connection to the dominant landscape above the Baška Valley. He passionately and tirelessly recorded all of its moods through the lens of his camera. For roughly twenty years he has attempted to convey his fascination with the austere beauty of the Baška plateau. The photographer’s eye not only records the objective reality of stone forms, but also deliberately compiles poetic pictures of the relief created by the interplay of light and shadow, stone and the sea.
CHILDHOOD BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN
organizers: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka and Peek&Poke Rijeka
conceived by: Tea Perinčić and Svetozar Nilović
display design: Vera Ružić – Kabinet 13
the exhibition will remain open until 21 May 2023
The exhibition “Childhood Behind the Iron Curtain” takes us back to the 1970s and 1980s and halts at the brink of our childhood world’s collapse, a time of “great longing” for the material goods from the other side of the “curtain.” This exhibition is about children, who grew up under the sway of Josip Broz Tito’s cult of personality, but also under the influence of Western European and American heroes from comics, cartoons and movies.
The workshops for young creators are held in the Miracle Room at the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka and in the Museum’s garden. Educational programmes are also being held at the remote collections.
28TH EDUCATIONAL MUSEUM ACTION
theme: ALL FOR ONE: EVERYONE FOR THE MUSEUM
scheduled dates: from 20 April to 19 May 2023
Organized by the Croatian Museum Association’s Museum Education and Cultural Campaigns Section to mark International Museum Day, this year the Educational Museum Action will again be held, and the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka will participate with the “Our Museum” programme.
This is actually a series of programmes that are already being implemented, in which our visitors are the creators of museum content. New collaborative workshops will be held in conjunction with this.
The programme is intended for participants in a variety of age groups: from preschool children, through primary and secondary pupils to university students and adults, and particularly members of NGOs who participate in the Civic Museum Council. Participants create museum content such as exhibitions, lectures or guided tours of exhibitions by using digital technologies, interpretive guidance and workshops for various groups of visitors.
MORNING IN THE MUSEUM
WORKSHOP: “FLOWERS MADE OF STONE”
workshop leader: Andrea Zubović
date and time: 20 May 2023, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The workshop is intended for children aged 5 to 10
apply: by messaging the Čudotvornica Facebook page, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at ph. no. +385 51 213578.
“Flowers Made of Stone” is a workshop dedicated to mrgari, the fascinating stone sheep folds made in the shape of flowers by the stacked stone technique. Mrgari are a specific feature of Baška and the former lifestyle of people in the area, as shown by the exhibition which served as the inspiration for this workshop. Through various creative activities, workshop participants will learn about mrgari, the stacked stone technique, shepherds and sheep and how to preserve the tangible and intangible heritage.
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 programme will proceed in the Museum’s premises. Must be arranged in advance.
MIRACLE ROOM ON THE ROAD
Miracle Room on the Road is intended for children from distant schools, so that they can more easily participate in educational and creative programmes tied to the Museum’s inventory and content, as well as segments of the local cultural and historical heritage.
KASTAV REGIONAL MUSEUM COLLECTION
Prolaz Ivana iz Kastva 1, Kastav
winter hours: from 1 October to 30 May
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wednesdays: 6 – 8 p.m.
The Kastav Regional Museum Collection, a branch of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, is re-opening its doors to visitors after renovation. The history of Kastav and the wider environs (Kastavština) is presented in the permanent display in three thematic units: The Origin of Kastav, Culture and Education in Kastavština, and Life on the Border.
The exhibition “From the Museum’s Time Machine” is installed in the foyer, presenting the Collection’s first opening in 1981.
LIPA REMEMBERS MEMORIAL CENTRE
Lipa 35, Šapjane
Hours: Tue-Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
ON FRANKOPAN TRAILS CULTURE AND TOURISM ROUTE
5 May – Observation of the Night of Fortresses event at interpretive centres in Grobnik, Kraljevica, Bribir, Brod na Kupi
6 May – The Rijeka Oldtimer Club is organizing the 27th International Oldtimer Rally, which sets off from Rijeka’s Korzo, and this year’s theme is “On Frankopan Trails”; it will pass through Bakar, Kraljevica, Krk and Košljun
22 May – Ordo Sancti Viti in Brod na Kupi is marking nature protection day in Croatia
24 May – Opening of the travelling exhibition “Get to Know the Frankopans” in the Tower Centre in Rijeka
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.