Croatian museums organize several events for International Museum Day
May 14, 2021 – Croatian museums will celebrate International Museum Day on May 18 alongside their colleagues from around the world.
May 18 is International Museum Day. Croatian museums will also participate. Not only that, but they have to get creative during this age of social distancing. As tportal reports, the theme for this year’s Museums Day is “The Future of Museums: Recovering and Reinventing”. It’s not hard to see why this theme makes sense these days. Museums have had to grapple with the inability to function properly over the past year. COVID-related restrictions and the lack of visitors weighed on these institutions. Many will join in this year’s celebration by offering virtual tours of their exhibits, rather than live tours.
To add insult to injury, many museums in Zagreb have also suffered earthquake damage in the past 12 months. This is why Ethnographic Museum is organizing a two-day conference on museum collections warehouses. These are essential for the preservation of museum material in unexpected situations.
On the occasion of International Museum Day, the National Museum of Modern Art in Zagreb is offering free entry to the exhibition entitled “Rafael – Out of a Myth”. The museum’s social media pages will also feature a video where members of the public voice their opinions on the future of museums.
The Croatian History Museum is currently closed to the public. However, he sets up a new exhibition entitled “The sword – once upon a time …”. This exhibition will be open to visitors on May 19.
If you’re looking for something a little different, try the Museum of Croatian Naive Art. They organize a tasting inspired by museum exhibitions. Meanwhile, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb organizes, among other things, mural painting events.
Rest of Croatia
The Samobor Museum organizes a children’s workshop called “Ferdionica”.
In Opatija, the Croatian Tourism Museum is organizing an exhibition of photographs by the famous Croatian photographer Toso Dabac entitled “Album Opatija de Toso Dabac”.
The Brodsko Posavlje Museum presents an exhibition of objects collected in the town of Slavonski Brod and in the Brodsko Posavlje region. The idea behind this exhibition is to make the local population aware of the importance of collecting and preserving the traditional objects of a certain region.
The Koprivnica Museum organizes a bicycle tour taking visitors along an “art route” through the city, visiting points of interest.
The Sibenik museum will see its experts present the future projects by live video on Facebook.
These are just a few of the options for hungry visitors to the museum on May 18. No matter where you are in Croatia, be sure to check with local museums about their plans for International Museum Day.
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