Split and the World War I. – A New Exhibition at the Split City Museum

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Split City Museum opened a new exhibition yesterday –  “Split and the World War I.” . Exhibits are a part of the Split City Museum collection and the exhibition will be available until October 15, 2015 at the Gallery of the Museum (Dioklecijanova b.b.). An invitation from the Split City Museum´s website:

The exhibition was organized within the framework of the national program of marking the centenary of the First World War with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Split city.

Although Split and Dalmatia were not directly involved in the military operations, the war had a strong reflection on the life of the population and impacted the overall political, social, economical and cultural development, not only during the war itself, but through severe consequences, felt even for years after the war.

(all photos: Split City Museum FB page – Exhibition Opening Ceremony)

During the research and procession of the materials, it has been found, that in many family legacies, particularly in family albums of this area, memories of the events of the First World War were perserved.


Various museum objects are a part of the exhibition – providing information about people, events and phenomena of the period before, during and after the World War I. in Split. In addition to photos and documentary, there are weapons, equipment, parts of uniforms, flags, decorations, medals and badges. Pictures, graphics and sculptures introduce us to the protagonists of the art scene of that time. The numismatic collection holds pieces of paper and coins of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which in 1892 introduced the Crown as a currency unit that was in use until the final collapse of the country at the end of the war.





Read more about the exhibition (In Croatian) here.


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