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.
https://ppmhp.hr/

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

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 opens on 9 June 2021
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.

EXHIBITION
THE FRANKOPAN TOWNS AND FORTIFICATIONS IN THE TERRITORY OF PRIMORJE-GORSKI KOTAR COUNTY ON HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND POSTCARDS
organizer: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
exhibition conceived by: Margita Cvijetinović, Tamara Mataija, Tea Perinčić, Antonella Vlaše
The exhibition will remain open until 28 June 2021
the exhibition’s online display can be found at Wix: Margita Cvijetinović

As part of the programme to mark the 350th anniversary of the execution of Peter Zrinski and Fran Krsto Frankopan in Wiener Neustadt in 1671, the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka is opening an exhibition, both physical and virtual, “The Frankopan Towns and Fortifications in the Territory of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County on Historical Photographs and Postcards.”
The Frankopani (Frankapani), as one of the most notable and oldest Croatian noble families, left behind much evidence of their activities, both movable and fixed cultural treasures. The most visible vestiges of their authority are the many castles and fortifications that they had constructed.
using the visual materials from the Museum’s collection of maps, designs, books, postcards, historical photographs and illustrations, we are presenting the Frankopan estates from the territory of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and recalling their changes as recorded by the camera lens over the past one hundred years and preserved in numerous reproductions.

The exhibition is also accessible in virtual form at the link http://frankopani.ppmhp.hr

The exhibition is being underwritten by the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and the City of Rijeka.

ONLINE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME ACCOMPANYING THE EXHIBITION “FRANKOPAN TOWNS AND FORTIFICATIONS IN THE TERRITORY OF PRIMORJE-GORSKI KOTAR COUNTY ON HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS AND POSTCARDS”
The educational programme is intended for elementary school children. Through online educational games, pupils will become familiar with the Frankopan dynasty, local history and historical customs. The themes of the games are:
1. Map
2. Castles
3. Coats of arms
4. Warriors
5. Fashion
6. Art

The educational games will be posted weekly at the Museum’s web and Facebook pages.

ONLINE EXHIBITION
BORDERS – BETWEEN ORDER AND CHAOS
organizer: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
exhibition conceived by: Marko Badurina, Margita Cvijetinović, Ana Golja, Vana Gović, Tamara Mataija, Nikša Mendeš, Ivo Mileusnić, Tea Perinčić, Ivana Šarić Žic, Jasna Ujčić Grudenić
exhibition designed by: Sanjin Kunić, Nikolina Radić Štivić
Link: http://granice.ppmhp.hr/

The online exhibition: “Borders: Between Order and Chaos.” deals with the problem of borders – real ones, the ones we impose upon ourselves or those imposed by our environment, way of life, traditions… Even though they still exist when we pay them no mind, we believe that the “new normal” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has made many people aware of certain borders we had never thought about before.
The exhibition was funded by the City of Rijeka and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.

EXHIBITION
VIOLINS BEYOND BORDERS/STRADIVARI IN RIJEKA – KRESNIK AND CREMONA
organizer: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
co-organizers: Consulate General of the Republic of Italy in Croatia (Rijeka), Glazbeni Festival Kvarner d.o.o. (Opatija)
partner: Museo del Violino (Cremona, Italy)
exhibition conceived by: Tamara Mataija, Fausto Cacciatori, Tea Perinčić
the exhibition will remain open until 30 June 2021

The exhibition observes the 150th anniversary of the birth of Dr Franjo Kresnik (1869-1943), one of the greatest Cremonese lutherie experts of his time. Kresnik dedicated over 40 years to the study of bowed string instruments, particularly those made in the workshops of Antonio Stradivari and Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù.

A film was shot to accompany the exhibition “Violins Beyond Borders/Stradivari in Rijeka – Kresnik and Cremona.” Antonio Stradivari, Guiseppe Guarneri del Gesù and Franjo Kresnik have left behind instruments which are admired to this day, while generations have enjoyed the music that they make. This is why we are calling on everyone to enjoy the music and this film that recalls our great fellow citizen.

FILM
VIOLINS BEYOND BORDERS/STRADIVARI IN RIJEKA – KRESNIK AND CREMONA
camera operators: Igor Paulić, Robert Kalčić
directed and edited by: Helena Traub
producer: Žmergo Association
Link: https://ppmhp.hr/violinom-iznad-granica/

Museum’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NETD2NchLlA

EXHIBITION
D’ANNUNZIO’S MARTYR – L’OLOCAUSTA DI D’ANNUNZIO
organizer: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
exhibition conceived by: Tea Perinčić and Ana-Maria Milčić
exhibition designed by: Sanjin Kunić and Nikolina Radić Štivić
the exhibition will remain open until 30 June 2021

The exhibition opened on 12 September 2019 to mark the one-hundredth anniversary of D’Annunzio’s occupation of Rijeka. The exhibition was set up as part of the permanent display on the first floor of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka. It portrays the sixteen months of the dictatorship established in Rijeka by Gabriele D’Annunzio, the Italian poet, soldier and nationalist, through the prism of women – in both the figurative and literal senses, through a cross-section of specific historical events and testimony and by presenting several works by Italian futurists which reflect the spirit of this era.
To accompany the exhibition in the Museum, we have also provided our visitors with the possibility of virtual guidance through it.

VIRTUAL GUIDE
D’ANNUNZIO’S MARTYR – L’OLOCAUSTA DI D’ANNUNZIO
conceived by: Tea Perinčić
video recording by: Kristijan Rajačić
Produced by: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/ppmhp/

Museum’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Indxvfu9is

EXHIBITION
ONLINE EXHIBITION
FLUXES
organizers: Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (National Research Council), University of Bologna, City of Solin, Split-Dalmatia County Development Agency, Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
Link: http://myportheritage.eu

As part of the TEMPUS international project being conducted in three pilot regions in Italy and Croatia, the virtual exhibition Fluxes, dedicated to the ports of Rijeka, Ravenna and Solin, has been posted on the project’s web platform.
The exhibition underscores the historical aspect of the development of these ports and – across different eras – their impact on their immediate surroundings, the cities of which they are a part.

FIUMANKA 2021
5-13 June 2021
This year again, the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka will participate in the Fiumanka International Sailing Regatta as part of the festival “The Placa Under the Stars of Rijeka’s Sky”
organizer: Poneštrica Gallery

WORKSHOP
FISH TALES ABOUT FISH TAILS/
to be held on: 12 June 2021 from 10 to 11 a.m.
location: Trg 128. brigade HV
The workshop is intended for preschool and school-age children; in it, children learn about the customs of a coastal region, such as how traditional vessels are built, and they get to know the fish market – peškarija – and the unique features of littoral cuisine.

MOUNTAIN OF CULTURE
The Mountain of Culture encompasses a fascinating and diverse programme that links cultural institutions with the private sector active in the field of culture. All of them are stakeholders and creators of cultural events in their community, dedicated to creating content for our citizens inside the urban space of downtown Rijeka. The aim is to connect people of all ages to the content offered by museums, but also to song and dance, involving institutions situated in our immediate vicinity that nurture the same values and aspirations. The programme has been conceived so that it spatially and thematically links parts of Rijeka in which the creators of cultural life are active within the micro-space of the city’s green belt, where the Museum and neighbouring institutions reside. By forming a programme inside the city’s green oasis and connecting and joining with others, the Museum wants to activate the space around it and attract even more visitors by providing them with desirable content. As part of this programme, the Museum wants to organize free guided tours, workshops, lectures and other activities inside the Museum and in its surrounding gardens. The zone encompassed by the programme is defined as a green belt at the Museum’s coordinates. Through a common programme and collaboration, we are contributing to a more lively perception of culture and its importance in defining the city’s individual urban zones. The first years of implementation, marked by the pandemic, have unfortunately entailed limitation of the programme’s previously conceived scope in terms of both the number of creators and amount of content, so this year, besides the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, participants include the State Archives in Rijeka, the Rijeka Natural History Museum, the Croatian Cultural Hall, the Poneštrica Gallery and the PEEK & POKE Museum.
organizers: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, State Archives in Rijeka, Rijeka Natural History Museum, Croatian Cultural Hall in Sušak, Poneštrica Gallery and PEEK & POKE Museum
scheduled for: June and July 2021

Programmes tied to the Mountain of Culture project
MARITIME AND HISTORY MUSEUM OF THE CROATIAN LITTORAL RIJEKA
EXHIBITION
RIJEKA ROOTS, OR HOW TO BECOME A CITIZEN OF RIJEKA
organizers: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, State Archives in Rijeka
conceived by: Tea Perinčić and Markus Leideck
exhibition designed by: Željko Maletić
exhibition opens on 9 June 2021
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, contribution to the city and its citizens or by virtue of their financial status.

PRESENTATION OF CATALOGUE
OUR DAILY CERAMIC
written by: Margita Cvijetinović
publisher: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
for the publisher: Nikolina Radić Štivić
reviewer: Tatjana Bradara
language supervision: Ivana Marinčić
photographs: Museum archives, Petar Fabijan, Rino Gropuzzo, Željko Stojanović, Srećko Ulrich
printer: Kerschoffset, Zagreb
The catalogue will be presented on 11 June 2021 at 11:30 a.m.

Humanity’s eternal need to shape materials found in nature is the origin of the manufacture of items without which we could not imagine everyday life today. One of the oldest human skills and the first one that humans used to deliberately and permanently alter the properties of a material is the crafting of ceramic, which is why ceramics have such a vital role in engendering an understanding of ways of life, degrees of development and cultural achievements from prehistory to the present. The desire to present yet another rich and valuable, and thus far unpublished, museum collection is precisely why the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka is presenting this catalogue named after an exceptionally popular exhibition, “Our Daily Ceramic,” at which over four hundred functional and decorative items made of various types of ceramic (maiolica, faïence, stoneware, earthenware, porcelain and terracotta) were on display.
Margita Cvijetinović, who authored both the catalogue and the exhibition, accorded attention to the historical, cultural, typological and artistic/stylistic dimensions of the collection, which has its origins in the 1880s thanks to reports in the newspaper La Bilancia, which regularly recorded the donors of items for the future Museo Civico (Civic Museum).
This informative, richly illustrated catalogue will take you on the “ceramic road,” acquaint you with ceramic as part of the rich museum inventory, but also with the hubs of ceramic production throughout the world, while the museum will achieve one of its primary tasks: to make this valuable collection accessible to the scholarly and general public.
The catalogue Our Daily Ceramic was supported by funding from Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.

RIJEKA NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
AUDIOVISUAL EVENT
WILD NIGHT
conceived and led by: the staff of the Rijeka Natural History Museum
location and date: Nikola Host Park on 11 June 2021 at 8 p.m.
“Wild Night” is an audiovisual, guided night-time stroll through Nikola Host Park, in which participants will be introduced to nocturnally active animals. Some of them “visit” the city, while some come from distant lands or times.
The programme is geared toward all age groups, and more information can be found at the Museum’s FB site, @Prirodoslovni.muzej.Rijeka

CROATIAN CULTURE HALL IN SUŠAK
SITE-SPECIFIC PRESENTATION OF THE inkubatoRI DANCE WORKSHOP
choreographer: Jenna Jalonen
dancers: Matea Brnčić, Dora Lenac, Eleonora Ećimović, Petra Velepič and Lea Čaval
location and date: garden of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka on 12 June 2021 at 1 p.m.
The Croatian Culture Hall in Sušak is working on a project with young dancers aged 14 to 22 with experience in a variety of techniques who are open to new knowledge and skills needed for work in professional dance productions. The project is being led by Finnish choreographer Jenna Jalonen, and the final production will be held in the 2021/2022 season on the stage of the Croatian Culture Hall in Sušak.
The workshop will be held from 11 to 22 June 2021
The project, under the name inkubatoRI, has received financial support from Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.

MARITIME AND HISTORY MUSEUM OF THE CROATIAN LITTORAL RIJEKA
WORKSHOP
FISH TALES ABOUT FISH TAILS
organizers: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, Rijeka Natural History Museum
location and date: park in front of the Rijeka Natural History Museum on 13 June 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The workshop is intended for preschool and school-age children; in it, children learn about the customs of a coastal region, such as how traditional vessels are built, and they get to know the fish market – peškarija – and the unique features of littoral cuisine.

GUIDED TOUR OF THE LAPIDARIUM AND GARDENS
location and date: Palace gardens on 13 June 2021 from 12 to 1 p.m.
Visitors will be taken through the gardens of the Governor’s Palace by Ranko Starac, the Museum’s curator. They will learn about the history of the city of Rijeka through the stone monuments preserved here.

During the Mountain of Culture event, from 9 to 14 June, admittance into the Museum will be free of charge.

EUROPEAN ARCHAEOLOGY DAYS
organizers: French Ministry of Culture (Ministère de la culture) and Inrap (Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives)
Croatian partner: Archaeological Museum in Zagreb
scheduled for: 18 to 20 June 2021

The Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka has joined the European Archaeology Days with an archaeology-related programme. It will be held, weather permitting, in compliance with effective epidemiological measures.
GUIDED TOUR
ROMAN-ERA TARSATICA
scheduled for: 18 June 2021 from 10 to 10.45 a.m.
All interested visitors will be led by Museum curator Ranko Starac through the historical core of Rijeka, the Old Town and parts of Antique/Late Antique Tarsatica.
It begins on the square in front of the Church of St. Jerome, whence the tour will proceed to the heart of Late Antique Tarsatica/Principium, then to Koblerov square and down Užarska street to Pul Vele Crikve square.
MORNING IN THE MUSEUM
WORKSHOP
LET’S GET TO KNOW THE GEAR OF A LATE ANTIQUE SOLDIER ON THE CLAUSTRA
scheduled for: 19 June 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
location: gardens of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
the workshop is intended for primary school pupils
Participation is free of charge.
Participants will get acquainted with the forgotten defensive system, the Claustra Alpium Iuliarum, which was the largest Roman architectural achievement in the territory of today’s Slovenia and Croatia in the 4th century. It was constructed on the swath from Rijeka in Croatia to Posočje in Slovenia, in an area the Romans called the Julian Alps, and it consisted of walls, towers, fortifications and citadels and the associated buildings in its hinterland. Using models, the workshop sheds light on the life of a soldier in Late Antiquity. Replicas of clothing, weapons and everyday articles such as eating and writing utensils, toiletries and a lamp, give us greater insight into the life of a soldier who was always on the move.

GUIDED TOUR
SOLIN HILLFORT
scheduled for: 20 June 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
With the expert guidance of archaeologist Ranko Starac, the curator of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, interested citizens can visit the prehistoric and Late Antique hillfort of Solin above Glavani on the western periphery of the Kostrena Municipality. There, while touring parts of the Late Antique fortification complex at Solin, the history and fate of the Claustra Alpium Iuliarium defensive system will be presented. Its focus and main logistical-administrative centre was in fact Tarsatica.
Light but sturdy footwear is required for the tour due to the rocky terrain. Refreshments should also be packed.
Participants will gather at 10 a.m. in the parking lot in front of the Plodine supermarket in Kostrena, whence they will travel by automobiles to the foot of the hill, and then take a macadam road on a light ascent to the site. After touring the site, the group will return to their vehicles on foot.

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 terraces and 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 Heritage 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.

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.

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 two, or three if it is a group of persons in constant contact.
The operating hours and permitted number of visitors will be adjusted pursuant to effective epidemiological measures.

EXHIBITION
150 YEARS SINCE THE FIRST ASSEMBLY OF CROATS OF ISTRIA AND THE KVARNER ISLANDS
conceived by: Marko Badurina
organizer: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
The First Assembly of Croats from Istria and the Kvarner islands was held on Sveti Mihovil Hill next to Kastav on 21 May 1871. Such assemblies were organized as part of the burgeoning ideas of the Croatian national awakening and Illyrian Movement which gained strength in the 1860s. At that time, the Istrian Croats, through an organized movement, began to bring their national ideas to life. At the First Istrian Assembly, they were supposed to discuss opposition to the merger of Istria, Gorizia and Trieste into a single province. The debate at the assembly was supposed to focus on the “unification of Yugoslavians,” the introduction of the national language to schools and public institutions, and the maritime orientation of the coastal regions. However the authorities banned discussion of these topics, so they could only deliberate on economic and developmental themes. The assembly was organized by distinguished persons from Kastav’s political and social life: F. Steidle, A. Rubeša, F. Marotti, E. Jelušić, F. Kraljić, F. Sever, and J. Velikonja. The Istrian Assembly was one in a series of open-air national activist gatherings that were held in Slovenia and Istria in the 1870s. They were modelled after the Czech Assemblies (Tabori), and their well-known motto was “Složimo se!” (‘Let’s unite’) based on the Czech “Združme se!”

EXHIBITION
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 in the Kastav Regional Museum Collection 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 three, or four if it is a group of people who are in constant contact.
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.
The number of visitors is limited to three, or four if it is a group of persons in constant contact.

CICKINI ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTION, ISLAND OF KRK
Visits are possible by prior arrangement.
The number of visitors is limited to two, or three if it is a group of persons in constant contact.
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, https://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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