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
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
educational programmes by: Denis Nepokoj, Andrea Zubović
opens on 28 April 2021
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.
Thanks to the project “On Frankopan Paths Culture and Tourism Route,” we have linked roughly twenty well-known sites, particularly on the island of Krk and in Vinodol and Gorski Kotar, to this renowned family, even though it may be said that there is no place east of the Rječina, south of the Kupa and west of the Cetina River that does not speak of the Frankopans in some way.
A hundred years ago, Gjuro Szabo, one of the first Croatian museologists and conservators, wrote that “even mute stone has much to say, but it can only be understood by someone who makes the effort to understand its speech, while to everyone else stone just remains stone, and ruins a mere pile of stones.” Therefore, 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.
Even though the virtual presentation of museum materials has become an imperative of museum activities and communication with visitors over the past year, the original museum exponent could never be entirely replaced. So, hoping that circumstances will allow visits to the Museum, we set up the exhibition in our grand atrium which is now eagerly awaiting visitors.
Just in case, the exhibition is 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.

PRESENTATION OF A PART OF THE DIGITAL INVENTORY OF THE MARITIME AND HISTORY MUSEUM OF THE CROATIAN LITTORAL RIJEKA
18 May 2021
The Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka gathers, safeguards, researches and exhibits museum materials from the territory of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. In the 128 years of its existence, we have gathered approximately 60,000 exponents that are held in 47 collections.
When marking International Museum Day on 18 May 2021, for the first time the Museum will present its Digital Collection, a network site at which the wealth of materials it holds will be made available to the wider public. By taking advantage of cutting-edge technology and media and innovative interpretations of digitized museum materials and documents, the Digital Collection of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka will attempt to reach the highest number of users and lovers of museum themes and content. Moreover, in this way we are attempting to bypass the current restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and reduce the distance between the museum and its users. So everyone interested in experiencing the wealth and beauty of the items held in the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka will be able to do so in a single viewing, regardless of whether they are on exhibit in a permanent display or stored in one of the museum’s depots. Previously we had only presented a part of our rich inventory, but our aim is to present it all by continually enriching it with new content and ongoing work to collate the materials that the Museum safeguards.

EXHIBITION
BORDERS – BETWEEN ORDER AND CHAOS
As something of a signpost for the online exhibition “Borders – Between Order and Chaos,” an info-point was installed in the atrium of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka which presents the ten primary themes covered by the exhibition. The concept of “one theme – one exhibit” served as a framework to present a complex exhibition about borders created as a part of the European Capital of Culture “Age of Power” programme, which may be viewed in the Museum until May 2021.

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/

As part of the programme for Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture, the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka presented an online exhibition: “Borders: Between Order and Chaos.” The exhibition 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.

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.

SCIENCE FESTIVAL
theme: Culture of Science
As in previous years, this year the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka is participating in the Science Festival – under new circumstances in online workshops.

ONLINE WORKSHOP
JUNIOR NUMISMATISTS
The workshop is aimed at pupils from the fifth to eighth grades, and the topic is numismatics, an auxiliary historical science that deals with the study of minted coins as articles of historical, cultural and artistic significance. In the workshop, pupils will participate in a series of activities in which they will study coins, their history, function, appearance and importance.
workshop leader: Ivo Mileusnić, curator of the Coin Collection, and Andrea Zubović, museum educator
duration of workshop: 40 minutes
place: Zoom
date: the workshop will be held based on a group announcement during the Science Festival, in the week of 10-14 May 2021
Teachers need to register participation in advance at: cudotvornica@ppmhp.hr or ph. no. +385 51 213578.

MORNING IN THE MUSEUM
JUNIOR NUMISMATISTS
scheduled for 15 May 2021
the workshop is aimed at children 6 to 12 years of age
The workshop will only be held insofar as the epidemiological situation proves favourable, and notification thereof will be posted on the web page of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka.

INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
26TH EDUCATIONAL MUSEUM CAMPAIGN: “Iz/Van/Red/No!”
scheduled dates: 30 April – 30 June 2021
Each year an educational campaign is organized as part of International Museum Day observances. This year’s Educational Museum Campaign in the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka will be marked by a cycle of extraordinary virtual strolls through the Museum. Just as the times and circumstances in which we find ourselves today are unusual, in this programme we shall familiarize children and adolescents with the unusual objects and stories from the Museum that they would never see during an ordinary visit.
Creative workshops will be held as part of the programme; depending on the epidemiological situation, they will be either in person or online.

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 AND OBSERVATION OF 150 YEARS SINCE THE FIRST ASSEMBLY OF CROATS OF ISTRIA AND THE KVARNER ISLANDS
organizers: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka and the Town of Kastav
The exhibition will be set up in the Kastav Regional Museum Collection and below Voltica

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.

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.