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Opening of the exhibition “Stone by stone... Roman architecture of northwestern Istria” from the Maritime museum Piran in Zagreb City Museum

On Thursday 15 October 2020, the exhibition "Stone by stone... Roman architecture of northwestern Istria" by Snježana Karinja from Maritime museum of Piran was officially inaugurated in the Zagreb City Museum. The exhibition was created as a pilot action of the Maritime museum of Piran, within the European project Come In! and is adapted for people with disabilities. The exhibition was prepared by the Maritime Museum in cooperation with the Umag City Museum, Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, Archaeological Museum of  Istria, Institute of Archaeology and Heritage Koper, Centre for Communication, Hearing and Speech Portorož and the Regional Museum Koper, archaeological sites from Jernej Bay at Ankaran to Novigrad are presented.


At the exhibition, several original artefacts can be observed: remains of mosaics, tegulas – roof tiles with stamps or various impressions, bases and capitals of stone pillars, etc. Tactile reconstructions of Roman paving are on display as well. In the experiental part, you can smell and feel the basic materials such as clay, stone and plaster, play the Memory Game or begin to assemble the jigsaw puzzle with the mosaic.



Respecting strict measures to prevent Covid 19 virus infections, around 30 participants attended the inauguration of the exhibition, among them there were representatives of the Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired, of the museums, the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the City of Zagreb and of the 'Slovenian Embassy. The director of the Zagreb City Museum Vinko Ivić and director of the Piran Maritime Museum Franco Juri addressed the audience. The author of the exhibition Snježana Karinja and the coordinator of the hosting exhibition in the Zagreb City Museum Vesna Leiner spoked about the exhibition and the collaboration between the museums. The exhibition was opened on the occasion of the International White Safety Cane Day by Vojin Perić, director of the Zagreb Theater for the Blind and Visually Impaired "Novi život" (New Life). You are invited to visit the exhibition until November 15th 2020!