Iztrgano pozabi / Rescued from Oblivion
Iztrgano pozabi / Rescued from Oblivion is an extensive publication on Splošna plovba’s maritime and art collection with a comprehensive overview of the very diverse tangible heritage. It is outlined, described, evaluated and with professional equipment and photographs presented to the public in its entirety for the very first time.
The story about Splošna plovba’s museum collection in the Villa of St. Mark, where most of our shipowner's maritime and artistic legacy presented in the catalogue was exhibited in the recent past, is followed by chapters on ship models, maritime artefacts from Splošna plovba’s ships, works of art that used to embellish our ocean-going ships, as well as on the collection of gifts from maritime agencies from all over the globe. The publication also includes a chapter on the art collection purchased for the purpose of furnishing Splošna plovba’s new office building in Portorož, and a selection of works of art bought by Splošna plovba at Ex-tempore Piran.
The catalogue’s author and editor is the art historian Duška Žitko, who as early as 1987 refurbished Splošna plovba’s collection in the Villa of St. Mark, and has since its closure been taking care to preserve the priceless material, which she has included in the exhibitions on Slovenian ships and presented to the wider public also at the exhibition entitled Slovenian ships, 6 Splošna plovba’s ships, which is on display in various Slovenian museums, currently in Kamnik, and is to make a guest appearance next year in Pula, Croatia.
The catalogue contains 541 pages and in addition to the seven central chapters a supplementary catalogue of material, artists’ biographies and references.
The introductory texts were additionally contributed by Boris Vidmar, Splošna plovba’s Deputy President of the Board and Technical Director, and Franco Juri, Director of the Maritime Museum Piran.