Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral

Pomorski i povijesni muzej Hrvatskog primorja Rijeka

EXHIBITION
(IN)VISIBLE BORDERS
organizer: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
partners: Žmergo Association, Kombinat Creative Collective, Centre for the Promotion of Talent, Primorje-Gorski Kotar Association of the Blind, and City of Rijeka Retiree Association
exhibition conceived by: members of the Civic Museum Council
exhibition opens in the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka on 15 January 2020 at 7 p.m.
the exhibition will remain open until 15 February 2020

The exhibition “(In)visible Borders” is the preliminary program for the exhibition “Borders – Between Order and Chaos,” the central event in the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka for Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture.
The exhibition is part of the project “Museum of the Future – the Civic Museum Council as the Model for Participatory Management” which the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka is implementing with financial support from the European Social Fund. This museum project was fully conceived through the joint efforts of the Museum, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and NGO partners. Their cooperation was prompted by the formation of the Civic Museum Council, in which member organizations work on the democratization of museums and direct their operations in line with community needs.
Through the exhibition “(In)visible Borders,” the members of the Civic Museum Council are speaking out about the problems they encounter in their everyday work: those pertaining to the status of retirees and the reasons for their insufficient involvement in the life of our community, opening the complex theme of integration of the blind and seeing-impaired in society and the difficult working conditions endured by an exceptionally propulsive sector of our economy, the creative industry. They ask whether we as a society are capable of recognizing the greatest potential at our disposal: gifted children. They speak about our fellow citizens, children and adults, who “pass under the radar,” forming an invisible and thus discriminated component of our society. They recall humanity’s negative impact on the natural world. The accumulation of waste is destroying the planet and making it invisible to future generations.
Besides highlighting problems, the member organizations also propose solutions. The many activities they implement in their day-to-day operations show the way to the creation of better conditions, opportunities and rights for the individuals and social groups to whom they are dedicated. And their many achievements prove that the invisible can be curtailed by furthering the boundaries of the visible.
Ultimately, they pose a question to each one of us, asking whether we are aware of the aforementioned terms, whether we have an opinion about them and whether we are prepared to change ourselves, our habits and our worldview to improve the status of others.
The project is part of the programme for Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture
The project is being co-financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund.

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)
financial underwriting: Infobip d.o.o. (Vodnjan)
exhibition conceived by: Tamara Mataija, Fausto Cacciatori, Tea Perinčić
the exhibition will remain open until February 2021
the Cremona violins may be viewed until 8 March 2020

Part of the preliminary programme for the exhibition “Borders – Between Order and Chaos” includes the observance of 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. In his honour, instruments made by these two great luthiers will be exhibited in the Museum.
Franjo Kresnik’s musical heritage and work will be viewed through the context of the economic, political and social circumstances of that time. Kresnik’s passion, his study of Italian, and particularly Cremonese, classical violins, and his later production of instruments in his own workshop surpassed the borders that politics had imposed on the place in which he lived. He played a crucial role in the events leading to the establishment of the International School of Violin-making in Cremona, so that he was even called the school’s corresponding director. He was a member of Akademija – a society of Croatian intellectuals – and a representative of the Italian Craftsmanship Association. He provided medical treatment to D’Annunzio’s Arditi and volunteered in the Banovina hospital in Sušak, showing in his life and work that he did not acknowledge borders, whether real or imaginary. His contemporaries described him as being Viennese by birth, a resident of Yugoslavia, but an Italian in spirit. But Franjo Kresnik, a denizen of Sušak and Rijeka, was a citizen of Europe whose activities bridged political borders and left an indelible mark on the preservation of Cremonese lutherie.

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 31 January 2021

As an introduction to the project Borders: Between Order and Chaos, which the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka is implementing as part of the European Capital of Culture 2020 programme The Age of Power, the Museum will stage an exhibition which marks the one-hundredth anniversary of D’Annunzio’s occupation of Rijeka on 12 September 1919.
The exhibition also alludes to D’Annunzio’s attitude toward the women in his life, who, after ending relationships with him, were “physically and emotionally spent,” just like the city of Rijeka.

CONCERT
ECC PROGRAMME – CONCERT ON KRESNIK’S VIOLINS
Matej Mijalić and Ivan Graziani on violin accompanied by Jelena Barbarić Mijalić on piano
Marble Hall of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka on 24 January 2020 at 6 p.m.

In 2013, the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, in cooperation with the Ivan Matetić Ronjgov Music School, launched the music-education event called the Kresnik Days. It is our wish to highlight the acoustic quality of the violins held in the Museum’s Dr. Franjo Kresnik Collection. With enthusiastic assistance from teachers and students, Kresnik’s Days have become an event which always attracts considerable interest.
Matej Mijalić and Ivan Graziani, as very young but promising pupils of the then still primary music school, performed at the First Kresnik Days. Over the past six years, both have grown into top-level musicians thanks to their committed work, and we are honoured that they will present Kresnik’s violins, accompanied by Jelena Barbarić Mijalić on the piano, as part of the programme for Rijeka – European Capital of Culture 2020

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EDUCATIONAL AND CREATIVE WORKSHOPS AND PLAY

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.
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

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