Your Guide to “Night of Museums” for Inland Dalmatia

Daniela Rogulj

On Friday, January 27th, more than a hundred Croatian towns and villages will host the 12th annual Night of Museums, where from 18:00 to 24:00 you can visit the permanent and special exhibitions of museums – with music programs – for free. In an interesting and special program this year, more than 200 museums, galleries and other heritage institutions have been included which are conducted under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture.

The 12th annual Night of Museums will be hosted under the theme of music and musical giants and their impact on society, which will draw attention to the importance of collecting, preserving and presenting the tangible and intangible cultural heritage to the general public through the many museums and other institutions of heritage in their collections. The theme this year will also show the extraordinary influence that music and music makers had throughout history up to the most modern era.

Since the theme this year is music, the Croatian Museum Society – which for 11 years has carried out this event – has called for cooperation and partnership for Night of Museums with the Croatian Composers’ Society (HDS AMP) in order to make the event be free of charges for the music programs within the event. 

Here is the program for Inland Dalmatia.


National Library in Dugopolje: The  mythological traces of the Pre-Slavic and Proto-Slavic past, reflected in tangible and intangible cultural heritage of the wider homeland. “Baba strong and immortal” will start the program which will continue with the exhibition “Symbols and symbolism use of native ethnographic objects”, a lecture titled “The tracks of the Proto-Slavic mythology by Mosor”, and at the end Trio Spin – Solin and KUD “Pleter” – Dugopolje will organize the musical part of the program.


Cultural and artistic center of Sinj – Gallery Sikirica: Night of Museums will open with an exhibition titled “Selfie photos of Sinj high school students to the theme of music.” The program will then continue with a lecture by music historian and critic of music Bosiljka Perić Kempf titled “The impact of music on society”. This will then be followed by a concert with students from elementary echool Jakov Gotovac Sinj, a solo concert with musicians Branimir Norac (aka Rozo) and an exhibition of works by sculptor Stipe Sikirica at Gallery Sikirica.

Museum of Cetina region – Sinj has prepared a music program, educational workshops (making environmental instruments), lectures, screening of musical instruments as a museum object, folk concert, lecture / screening of musical topography of the Cetina region and “from sheet music to a virtual music collection”. 

Museum Sinj Alka will begin their program at 18:00 which will be organized with expert guidance through the museum, accompanied by Alkars and Alka men in uniforms, a music program by Music City Sinj, Klapa Sinj and the Association for the Preservation of Heritage Cetina region, a lecture by Prof. Hana Breko titled ”Alka and Music”, and the screening of the documentary film “Alka”.


At the Museum of Trilj the program will begin with a lecture titled “Lyrics and musical history of the Croatian south” by Vicka Vrgoč, and will continue with musical tributes by ZVS Oštrokondže, the projection of the promotional DVD of the Museum of Trilj “Traces Triljski heritage”, a view of the permanent ethnographic exhibition of the Museum of Trilj and the permanent archaeological exhibition “Tilurij – Roman military camp”, and a tour of the exhibition to see over two decades (1997-2016) of the archaeological excavations of the Roman legion camp Tilurium.



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