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.
EXHIBITION OF ILLUSTRATIONS
IMMORTAL IS HE WHO DIES WITH HONOUR
organizers: Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, On Frankopan Paths Culture and Tourism Route, Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
illustrations by: Vedran Klemens
location and duration: display pedestal on the Korzo, 24 April to 2 May 2023
The exhibition “Immortal Is He Who Dies with Honour” is being organized to observe 30 April, the date when Fran Krsto Frankopan and Petar Zrinski were executed.
The twenty illustrations whimsically portray some of the castles, Frankopan personalities and popular sayings attributed to them. So the illustrations, like stickers, communicate with the public. The Frankopans in a comic strip and on stickers are new way to promote this project, which is meant to bring the On Frankopan Paths Tourism and Culture Route closer to younger generations.
Vedran Klemens, a designer and artist with degrees from the Design Studies Department and Fine Arts Academy in Zagreb, is one of the best illustrators of his generation. He adroitly comments on the most diverse events through his illustrations, with their peculiar and playful artistic style.
organizer: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
conceived by: Ivana Šarić Žic, Jasna Ujčić Grudenić, Andrea Zubović
the exhibition will remain open until April 2023
The exhibition presents some of the exponents that were donated to or collected or legally inherited by the Museum in 2022 to become part of its inventory.
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 15 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.
‘SOTLAR I SOTLARICA’ – PORTRAIT OF A FAMILY THROUGH THE THINGS AND STORIES THEY LEFT US
publishers: Vesna Kolić, Stol Culture Association from Kraljevica
author: Vesna Kolić
location, date and time: Museum’s Marble Hall, 6 April 2023 at 7 p.m.
This is an informative, touching and humorous story about inheritance and growing up in a family from Križišće, known by their nickname “Sotlar”, a word tied to the saddler trade, which is the occupation of one of the book’s main characters. The author tells the story through intriguing documents and forgotten items.
The book was published with the support of the Town of Kraljevica and the Kraljevica Town Tourism Board.
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.
workshop leader: Andrea Zubović
dates and times:
24 April from 10 to 11 a.m. – workshop for preschool children
25 April from 10 to 11 a.m. – workshop for primary school pupils from the first to fourth grades
26 April from 10 to 11:30 a.m. – workshop for primary school pupils from the fifth to eighth grades
27 April from 10 to 11:30 a.m. – workshop for secondary school pupils
Through a cycle of workshops, the Museum is this year again involved in the Science Festival programme on the theme of “Nature and Society”. The workshops are geared toward children from preschool through secondary school, and the theme is tied to the sea, rivers, canals, springs, streams, rain and other waters that make Rijeka a unique city. Adapted to the age and ability of participants.
The workshop programme is free of charge, but participation must be arranged by e-mail, email@example.com, or by phone at +385 51 213578.
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.
25-30 April 2023
Admission to all events this week is free of charge
DREŽNICA REMEMBERS – THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF RESISTANCE AND THE RESILIENCE OF COLLECTIVE MEMORY
lecturer: Sanja Horvatinčić, Ph.D., Art History Institute in Zagreb
the lecture will be held in the Lipa Remembers Memorial Centre on 28 April 2023 at 5 p.m.
The international research project “Heritage From Below | Drežnica: Traces and Memories, 1941-1945” will be presented at the lecture. The project was launched in 2019 at the Art History Institute, and is based on interdisciplinary research collaboration and field work with the local community as the methodological foundation for opening critical perspectives into phenomena such as social remembrance and the creation of heritage. The project’s theme is the history and heritage of the Drežnica region, one of the key strongholds of the Partisan struggle during the Second World War. Through four thematic “probes” linked to sites where archaeological research was conducted in 2020 and 2021, we shall present the historical experience of Drežnica but also numerous other communities in Croatia and beyond. Each thematic “probe” will be presented through archaeological artefacts, photographs and the results of interdisciplinary research.
EDUCATIONAL STROLL AND WORKSHOP
date and time: 29 April from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In collaboration with the Natural History Museum of Rijeka, an educational circular stroll through the Liburnian karst and a workshop on the creation of a herbarium will be held. The stroll begins in front of the Memorial Centre.
BOCCE AND BOCCE CONVERSATIONS
organizer: Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
conceived by: Ivana Šarić Žic
duration: 29 March to 30 April 2023
Do you play bocce? Or do you play bowls? Regardless of your response, perhaps you’re wondering why a museum is holding an exhibition dedicated to bocce.
Life by to the sea, outdoors in pleasant company, delineates the romantic picture of the Mediterranean, whence bocce in fact originated. This traditional game, in which the main objective is roll or throw a ball (boća) to get as close as possible to the target ball (the so-called bulin), reflects the specific way of life in these parts. This is an intangible heritage which is characterized by few physical artefacts, but which is an outsized component of identity. Bocce, like all elements of the cultural heritage, is subject to change. Although it has been sport discipline for decades, in which Croatia achieves exceptional results, our focus here is on ‘traditional,’ or ‘old-fashioned’ bocce. The two forms of this single activity, despite many differences, are linked by the phenomena of physical activity and, first and foremost, socializing.
date: 30 April
On the 79th anniversary of the tragedy in the village of Lipa.
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.