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Intangible heritage a challenge for management and collection policy

We participated on the international conference: Intangible heritage a challenge for management and collection policy held in Zagreb, 17 – 20 October 2019. The conference is organised by ICOM SEE and Ethnographic Museum, Zagreb. The conference is organised to celebrate the 17th October as International Intangible Heritage Day since it was the day when in 2003 the UNESCO CONVENTION FOR THE SAFEGUARDING OF THE INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE was adopted in Paris. This conference will help members of ICOM to get the insight in endeavours to strength UNESCO and ICOM strategic goals connected to Intangible Cultural Heritage. The conference participants focused on challenges that are upon museum institutions in exhibiting intangible cultural heritage. The conference focused on management and collecting policy that refers to most sensitive type of…

The Best in Heritage Conference

This week we proudly participated in the 18th annual The Best in Heritage conference, which took place from 25 to 27 September in Dubrovnik. The Best in Heritage project from the very beginning enjoys high patronage from the International Council of Museums (ICOM), and since 2009 the conference has been organized in partnership with the leading European heritage organization – Europa Nostra. The Dubrovnik Museums is a local partner of the conference, while its sponsors are the City of Dubrovnik and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia. The Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding, as last year’s winner of the European Museum Forum’s Silletto Award, has been honored to present itself among other laureates and winners from various fields of protection and preservation of…

Guide to the Permanent Exhibition

A guide to the permanent exhibition of the Betina Wooden Shipbuilding Museum has been published! The 148-page guide, enriched with photographs, provides a historical overview of the Betina shipbuilding industry from the eighteenth century to the present time, with a vivid insight into the process of designing the permanent exhibition, and conveys the most important messages of the permanent exhibition. The guide is taking you on a journey through the Museum – from the first ideas of an institution to inherit the knowledge of Betina shipbuilding back in the 1970s, through the founding of the Betinska gajeta 1740 association and the founding of the Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding to this day. Part of the Guide shows the secrets of the shipbuilding profession and skills,…

Betina Week of Folklore

During Betina Week of Folkore two wonderful evenings were held in front of our musuem. First, we opened the Exhibition of Scarfs from the collection of our Melita & Ajka, members of Zora Cultural Association. We talked with the authors of the exhibition and learned more about the motifs on the scarves, what type of scarf was worn in different occasions, ways to wear a scarf… The exhibition will be set up during the Betina Week of Folklore. We had a lot of interesting things to see in the Evening of Old Arts and Crafts. Boatbuilder Milan Jadrešić almost “moved” the entire workshop to our street and demonstrated the production of wooden boat parts. Our creative Esma Šandrić and Neda Juran showed us what were they…

Opening of the Betina Museum’s open-air exhibition

On Saturday, June 8th, we opened our open-air exhibition. The minister of culture of the Republic of Croatia, Nina Obuljen Koržinek, personally attended the opening ceremony. Guided by the director of our Museum and the Mayor of the Municipality of Tisno, she visited the museum outside the walls – traditional wooden boats in the harbour and our permanent exhibition inside the museum building. Betina Museum’s  open-air exhibition is a unique project in the Republic of Croatia. The most beautiful traditional wooden boats are preserved and presented in situ. Apart from becoming of greater importance at the cultural level, boats represent the identity of the local community and the area in which they originated. Each wooden boat in its form presents the area in which it originated, the…

European Heritage Award / Europa Nostra Award 2019 for Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding

The winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards 2019, Europe’s most prestigious honour in the field, funded by the Creative Europe Programme, were announced today by the European Commission and Europa Nostra, the leading European heritage network. We’re proud to announce that, among this year’s winners in the category Education, Training and Awareness-raising, the Award also goes to Betina Museum of Wooden Shipbuilding. Independent Juries of heritage experts from across Europe examined a total of 149 applications, submitted by organisations and individuals from 34 European countries, and selected the winners. The 25 laureates from 16 countries have been recognised for their impressive accomplishments in conservation, research, dedicated service, and education, training and awareness-raising. Among those dedicated individuals and exemplary European heritage initiatives that were awarded in 2019 are:…

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