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.
Pursuant to the Decision of the Republic of Croatia Civil Protection Directorate of 12 November 2021, admittance to the Museum is permitted only with presentation of the EU Digital COVID Certificate or other suitable evidence of vaccination, recovery or testing.
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 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.

Every Thursday, admission to all locations of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka is free of charge.

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/

The permitted number of visitors will be adjusted pursuant to effective epidemiological measures.

EXHIBITION
THE LONGEST VOYAGE – THE FIRST JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD
organizers: Spanish Cultural Action and the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports, Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
exhibition curators: Antonio Fernández Torres, Guillermo Morán Dauchez (Archivo General de Indias), Braulio Vázquez Campos (Archivo General de Indias)
opening: 2 December 2021
The exhibition in the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka may be toured until 5 January 2022.

A journey long dreamed by humanity commenced 500 years ago in Seville (Spain): the mythical Orient and the Spice Islands had to be reached by the until-then unexplored route westward across the Atlantic Ocean. The voyage, commanded by Ferdinand Magellan, began on 1519 and it was completed three years later, in 1522, by Juan Sebastián Elcano and the crew of the ship Victoria. It thus became the longest journey of that era and the first circumnavigation of the world. The exhibition chronologically describes the course of this undertaking: its organization and implementation and the unusual adventures that ensued, but besides dates, facts and figures, it reveals the human side of the sailors who dreamed of a previously unimaginable voyage, set off for the unknown, endured every peril and returned, thereby altering the course of history.
Of the five ships that set off from Seville on 10 August 1519, only one returned: the Nao Victoria, and out of the 245 crew members manning them, only 18 returned, which lucidly illustrates this exacting and arduous voyage. This heroic feat also proved once and for all that the world is round, that its diameter is much larger than had been believed, and that the immense Pacific Ocean, until then unknown to Europeans, stretched between the Americas and the Indian Ocean.
Using written sources, the exhibition not only explains how the world was circumnavigated, but also describes the world as it was at the time and how its until then divided realities were first linked into a global whole.
Since it was first presented in Seville in 2019, the exhibition has toured various Spanish and world cities, and Dubrovnik was chosen for its first presentation in Croatia due to that city’s many centuries of ties to the sea and seafaring.
After its opening in early September, transcripts of letters by two members of this bold expedition were found in the State Archives in Dubrovnik. One of them was previously not well known to the general public, but it is exceptionally important because it is the sole preserved copy of this letter in the world. Photographs of these letters were added to the display and they continued to travel with the exhibition in other Croatian cities: Zagreb, Split and Rijeka.

EVENTS
AHEAD OF CHRISTMAS
The Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka will take its guests – big and small – to Christmas with various events, including an exhibition, lecture and music and dance.

EXHIBITION
A CHRISTMAS FAIRY TALE
exhibition conceived by: Nina Licul, Denis Nepokoj, Matija Vurušić
works created by: participants in the museum’s workshops and the Little Museum Atelier.
opening: 6 December 2021
The exhibition may be toured until 10 January 2022

LECTURE
AHEAD OF CHRISTMAS – CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS THROUGH HISTORY
The lecture will be delivered by Prof. Kosana Jovanović, Ph.D., from the History Department at the University of Rijeka Faculty of Humanities
location, date and time: Museum’s Marble Hall on 15 December 2021 at 7 p.m.
Christmas traditions entail various customs, religious practices, rituals and folklore tied to the celebration of one of the central Christian holidays. The lecture will present some of the Christmas traditions observed throughout the world that were altered and adapted depending on historical circumstances. From the pagan roots of Christmas traditions to explanations of why certain Christian saints became linked to the holiday, this lecture will provide insight into all of the ways in which we celebrate Christmas.
As part of the Ahead of Christmas programme, the national folk dance and choral ensemble Lado will perform for the public. This is the continuation of successful cooperation behind the exhibition “Lado/Reliefs/Traces” by Petra Slobodnjak that was installed in the Museum’s Grand Atrium in 2019, when Lado marked its 70th anniversary. A workshop and concert will be held on the occasion of this nationally and internationally celebrated ensemble’s visit.

WORKSHOP
TRADITIONAL CROATIAN INSTRUMENTS
organizer: LADO, the National Folk Dance Ensemble of Croatia
location, date and time: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka on 16 December 2021 at 5 p.m.
admission is free of charge
This workshop dealing with traditional musical instruments will be led by two of Lado’s multi-instrumentalists, head of orchestra Alan Kanski and soloist Stjepan Večković, who also builds traditional woodwind instruments. By highlighting the music and instruments used by the Lado ensemble, they will also present this segment of Croatia’s rich heritage.

CONCERT
CHRISTMAS CONCERT BY THE LADO NATIONAL FOLK DANCE AND CHORAL ENSEMBLE
organizers: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, Lado Ensemble
location, date and time: Marble Hall of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka on 16 December 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
admission is free of charge
Music and dance, especially in this holiday season, are the best way to get to know Croatian culture and traditions. Thanks to the virtually unbelievable variety of dances, song styles, valuable folk costumes and professional performances by artists who effortlessly transform from a dance ensemble to a folk choir, Lado’s concerts have delighted audiences and expert critics throughout the world. The ensemble has been rated among the finest global folk groups, and it has received numerous awards and honours for its work.
On this occasion, the artists of Lado, the sole professional folklore ensemble in Croatia, will present a part of the Croatian sacral heritage in the Museum’s Marble Hall and evoke the proud history of Croatia’s diverse regions through a repertoire of traditional Christmas songs.

The programme will be held in compliance with the measures in effect since the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic, and admittance will be allowed only with presentation of the EU Digital COVID Certificate or other suitable evidence of vaccination, recovery or testing in compliance with the Decision of the Republic of Croatia Civil Protection Directorate.

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. Educational programmes will be held outdoors on the terrace of eastern annex of the Governor’s Palace, in front of the Miracle Room and in the gardens, weather permitting, and in the Marble Hall in case of inclement weather. Based on the criteria for maintaining physical distance, a maximum of 10 workshop participants may be in the Marble Hall of the Governor’s Palace.

Educational programmes tied to the remote Museum locations will also be held in compliance with effective epidemiological measures, and any changes to the Museum’s work with visitors will be posted on its web pages and reported by the media.

MORNING IN THE MUSEUM
THE SHIP AND SIGNAL FLAGS
date and time: 11 December 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
the workshop is intended for preschool children and early primary school pupils
price: HRK 40
Due to the limited number of participants, you must register in advance by e-mail cudotvornica@ppmhp.hr or by phone, +385 51 213578

To accompany the exhibition “The Longest Voyage – The First Journey Around the World” in the Museum, a workshop about ships will be organized for the youngest visitors. Children will learn about the types of gear used by sailors of yore, the types of ships that sailed the seas and oceans discovering new, until then unknown places, how ships ‘talked’ to each other and the basis of our knowledge about seafaring in the past.

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 and has been adapted to comply with recommendations for combating the spread of coronavirus infection.
Must be arranged in advance.

EXTRACURRICULAR FREE TIME
LITTLE MUSEUM ATELIER ART WORKSHOP
the workshop is aimed at children aged 5 to 11
held on: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
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
held on: Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m.
applications accepted throughout the school year
price: HRK 100/month

ONLINE PROGRAMME
MIRACLE ROOM AT HOME
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.

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

The permitted number of visitors will be adjusted pursuant to effective epidemiological measures.

KASTAV REGIONAL MUSEUM COLLECTION
Prolaz Ivana iz Kastva 1, Kastav
Due to the commencement of works to restore and reconstruct the permanent display of the Kastav Regional Museum Collection financed by the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and the Town of Kastav, Kastav Regional Museum Collection is closed to visitors until further notice.

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 permitted number of visitors 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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