Science Library Zadar Presents the New UNESCO Exhibition

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Screenshot from the exhibition website
Screenshot from the exhibition website

The exhibition is supported by the UNESCO Department of the Ministry of culture and media of the Republic of Croatia. Thematically, the exhibition is divided into five parts, each showing the UNESCO monuments in Zadar, Šibenik, Trogir, Split and Dubrovnik. The exhibition consists of around sixty photographs that were taken between the second half of the nineteenth century and the seventies in the twentieth century.

You can physically see the exhibition between the 25th and the 30th of October in the Library. However, probably the more exciting piece of information is that the exhibition is also available online. Its virtual form was created in cooperation with the National and University Library in Zagreb. You can access the exhibition here: Unfortunately, the accompanying text is in Croatian, but the photos are accessible to everyone, and worth checking out.

The Library invites the public to take the journey through time and between Zadar and Dubrovnik, a journey of 350 kilometres, to get to know what the UNESCO monuments looked like in the past. The goal is to encourage thinking about the need to evaluate and protect our heritage.

The exhibition shows a small fraction of over 2500 photos digitised by the Library, working with the Ministry of culture and media, Zadar County and the town of Zadar. The project lasted for three years, in the period 2018-2020. The photo library is available in full in the Croatian libraries catalogue and in the digital repository of the Science Library. The completion of this project of the digitalisation of their photos makes the Science Library Zadar the first library in Croatia to present their photo collection through a digital repository.



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