The Night of Museums 2016 on Hvar

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It will be the 11th Night of Museums in Croatia. After the initial 6 participating museums in 2005, there were over 200 museums open until late night hours in 2015, including Stari Grad Museum.

From the official Night of Museums in Croatia website:

“The annual Museum Night will take place on January 29, 2016 from 18:00 till 01:00. The theme of the 11th Museum Night in Croatia will be The Founders and Reformers – Josip Juraj Strossmayer, the Croatian patron. This theme was chosen to pay a tribute to one of the most prominent and influential figures of the 19th century in Croatia, a politician and a bishop, whose 200th anniversary of birth was marked last year. “

This year, Stari Grad, Jelsa and Hvar will be participating in the Night of Museums 2016.

This is what we received from the Stari Grad Museum:

Stari Grad Museum was once home to a loving and hard-working Biankini family. Father Juraj and his wife Cvita had seven children. Biankini brothers particularly had a major impact on the development of the city. The oldest, Dinko took over the maritime tradition of the family and became a captain. He was actively involved in politics and in the early twentieth century worked as the Mayor of the Stari Grad city. Petar was an agronomist and wrote and published the first manual in Croatian “The breeding and cultivation of flowers, ornamental shrubs and trees”. Doctor Ante was a professor of surgery at the Northwestern University in Chicago. During World War II, he actively participated in the Croatian immigrant politics and becomes the President of the Yugoslav People´s Council in Washington. The most important of the brothers, the priest Juraj Biankini was a prominent Dalmatian politician, national champion, member of the Imperial Council in Vienna and a long-time editor of the National List in Zadar.

Their representative Biankini Palace was donated to the city and this exhibition is a way of expressing gratitude for their services to the city.

In cooperation with the Stari Grad tourist board and the Stari Grad Museum, a new visual identity of the city will be presented to the public – made as a part of the major anniversary celebrations of 2.400 years since the Greek Pharos, today´s Stari Grad was founded.

Stari Grad Museum Program:

20:00-01:00 Exhibition “Biankini Family: Reformers and Benefactors”

21:00-22:00 Presentation of the New Visual Identity of the Stari Grad town

23:00-00:00 Guided tour of the permanent exhibition

Jelsa as a newcomer has prepared a educational exhibition related to the current forestation actions organized by the Sustainable Island Association.

An artistic and educational activity on the issue of the extinction of the indigenous Dalmatian black pine with Antonio Morić Španić holding a short presentation about the importance of the Dalmatian black pine through history and the importance of its preservation in the modelling of the future sustainable development of the island – an exhibition offering a review on the topic by Hvar artists: Dominik Duboković, Stanislav Huljić, Maja Jelušić, Vuk Jevremović and Željka Kozulić.

Museum and Catechism Hall of the Church of the Assumption in Jelsa:

18:00 – 1:00 Opening of the educational exhibition on the Dalmatian black pine

18:30 – 19:00 Presentation of Antonio Morić Španić on the Dalmatian black pine

The Museum in Hvar town (Muzej Hvarske Baštine) should participate this year as well, but we are still waiting for details regarding the program as nothing is published at the official Night of the Museum website and we have not received an answer from the museum yet. We will keep you updated.



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