Night of Museums 2016: Where to go, what to see in and around Split

Night of Museums 2016: Where to go, what to see in and around Split

It's that part of the year again when Croatian and world museums are opening its doors. Night of Museums lasts in Croatia for 11 years and that includes museums in Split, too. Almost all of them have prepared interesting and attractive programs, and it's worth of visiting them on January 29, between 6 pm and 1 am. However, don't think that only museums in Split have good programs during the Night of Museums, don't hesitate to go beyond city. Of course, eternal Salona ruins are always attractive. Beside it, only half an hour of drive from Split you can also visit brand new Museum of Sinj Alka, highly acclaimed from both visitors and experts.

Here's a brief guide.

Archaeological Museum

Zrinsko-Frankopanska 25, Split

- Permanent collection with experts' guide;

- Discount sale of Museum's publications and souvenirs;

Croatian Association of Visual Artists – Split

Marmontova 3, Split

- Workshops of contemporary art for school-age children (6 pm-8 pm);

- Viewing of art film BodyCombat and exhibition A Wheel of Time by Jelena Remetin;

Croatian Maritime Museum

Glagoljaška 18, Split

- Permanent exhibition of history of Croatian civil and military maritime history, guided by curators;

- Exhibition "Names of Croatian merchant ships in 19th century";

- Discount sale of Museum's publications and souvenirs;

Ethnographical Museum Split

Severova 1, Split

- Exhibition "Povismo i sukno" - traditional clothing from Kaštela, with guidance;

- Permanent collection tours;

- Discount sale of Museum's publications and souvenirs;

Gallery of Fine Arts

Ulica kralja Tomislava 15, Split

- Exhibition Universum Trebotić;

- Permanent collection of works from 14th century to 1960s;

- Exhibition of busts showing founders of the Gallery of Fine Arts Ivo Tartaglia, Kamilo Tončić and Kruno Prijatelj;

- New setting of contemporary art collection;

- Opening of the international exhibiting project Do It! by Hans Ulrich Obrist, in co-operation with Independent Curators International (New York), Art Academy of University of Split; School of Visual Arts in Split. Project will be opened with installation by Yoko Ono and Felix Gonzales-Torres;

- Presentation of multichannel video installation "Love Collector" by Ivana Penjak Kasavica;

- Performance "Tribute to Joseph Beuys" by Matko Trebotić (10 pm);

Info zona

Jerina 1, Split

- Exhibition of works by students of University of Split's Art Academy;

Meštrović Gallery

Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića 46, Split

- Presentation of guidebook "Meštrović' Sign in Split" - a guide of Ivan Meštrović' public monuments and architectural works in Split; a quiz will give you an opportunity to win this book;

- Lecture on conservation and renovation of the Gregory of Nin monument in Split (9 pm-10 pm);

- Exhibition "Ivan Meštrović: Monument of Gregory of Nin in Split" on creation of the city's most famous public monument;

- Permanent collection exhibition;

Museum of Sinj Alka

Put petrovca 12, Sinj

- Guided tour of permanent collection, accompanied with uniformed Alkar knights and their aides;

- Presentation of clothing from 1715 Sinj battle;

- Alka Quiz for school-age children (6.30 pm-7.30 pm);

- Shooting Alka competition on video game (7.45 pm-8.30 pm);

- Tasting of traditional pastry and wine (8 pm-11 pm);

- Looking for Alka secrets - Searching for hidden words, artefacts and photographs (9.15 pm-10.15 pm);

- Documentary feature film "Alka" (10.30 pm-11.30 pm);

Salona archaeology complex

- Guided tours of Salona localities under lights (6.30 pm; 8 pm);

- Music performances (6 pm; 8 pm);


- Viewing of footage on Don Frane Bulić;

- Discount sale of Museum's publications and souvenirs;

- Free bus transfers. Buses depart from Archaeological Museum in Split, Zrinsko-Frankopanska 25, at 5.45 pm and 8.10 pm. Return trips from Salona at 7.45 pm and 10.30 pm;

Split City Museum

Papalićeva 1, Split

- Opening of exhibition "Stina" by Vesna Ivanović (Diocletian Gallery);

- Opening of exhibition "Split Photographer Veljko Vidović" (Emanuel Vidović Gallery);

- Lecture, quiz and contest "Indiana Jones in Diocletian's Palace" - on every full hour groups of up to 15 person will look for Indiana Jones and his Crystal Skull within Diocletian's Palace's substructures;

- Lara Croft Contest;

- Music performances, presentation of Museum's Friends' Club, permanent collection tour with SmartGuide multi-media guide, discount sale of publications and souvenirs, etc.;

University Library

Ruđera Boškovića 31, Split

- Special Collection department's exhibition "Nostalgia of Light";

- University Gallery Vasko Lipovac - permanent collection;

- Exhibition by artists Silvana Konjevoda (Rijeka) and Milan Marin (Umag), in co-operation with Brešan Gallery;

- Concert by students of University of Split's Music Academy (8 pm);

- Exhibition of graphic art by sculptor Vitold Košir;