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Permit for the berthing of wooden boats in the open-air museum

Based on the contract that was signed with the County of Šibenik-Knin, we have been granted a permit to use seafront properties in order to use the moorings for the Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding. The permit is awarded for the presentation of traditional wooden boats as museum exhibits. The permissable area is 1482 m2, of which the total sea surface is 1383 m2, and the land 99 m2. The permit is granted for a period of 20 years.

25th forum of Mediterranean Maritime Heritage

Heritage harbours, festivals and events with the aim of preservation and promotion of cultural heritage Betina, June 6 – 9, 2019   International Forum of the Association of Mediterranean Maritime Museums (AMMM) will be held in Betina from 6 to 9 June, 2019. Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding is the host of this year’s 25th jubilee 25th, which will also be joined by the members of European Maritime Heritage – EMH at their annual meeting. Of particular importance are the ports and seaside towns, which are inherently marked by maritime heritage. The ports and seaside towns bear considerable meaning to people, which in their own significant way, are characterised  by maritime heritage. The locals identify with their town’s maritime tradition, particularly their own boats; this…

The Days of Wooden Shipbuilding

For the 4th time the Museum is the organizer of The days of wooden shipbuilding. The event will be open on August 3 with the exhibition Island Visions by the author Ana Troskot Bajić. Ana, in her own words – a self-styled, free-styled artist, will show us her vision of the island Murter through beautiful sculptures of island’s scenes. Maritime Historian, and by recent – Doctor of Science, Zrinka Podhraški Čizmek, will present a valuable work of the Croatian Maritime Regesta in the 18th Century – Sailing on the Adriatic. The author continues the work of her grandfather, Nikola Čolak, in the fifties of the 20th century, and deals with over 4000 documents about our history, captains, ships, merchants, stories and events throughout the 18th century. The book is actually the…

EXHIBITION: BRKAN & BETINA

Brkan & Betina – Photography Exhibition from the Collection of the Gallery of Fine Arts of the National Museum in Zadar, provides an insight into Ante Brkan’s impressions of Betina, captured during his three visits to the town in the second half of the 1950s. Besides the photographs depicting the landscapes of the town, residential, sacral and public architecture, and portraits of its citizens, this exhibition includes rather valuable shots testifying about the importance of shipbuilding in Betina in the middle of the last century, and those who contributed to the creation of that heritage as well. Ante Brkan (1918-2004) was a multi-award winning photographer from Zadar, one of the founders of the international photography exhibition ”Man and the Sea” (together with his brother Zvonimir),…

The Winner of the Silletto Prize Award 2018!

The European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA), was presented on the 12th of May, at the 2018 Award Ceremony held in Warsaw, Poland at the Museum of the Polish Jews. European Museum Forum has awarded Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding with the Silletto Prize! We were stunned and overwhelmed with emotions hearing the name of our Museum and asked to join the judges at the stage for the prize. The prize recognises excellence in working with the local community and involving volunteers which actually is the strength of our Museum.   “This is an excellent example of a museum which is an expression of the identity of a community, driven by vision, enthusiasm and commitment. Its collections have been donated by the people of the village, providing an insight into…

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