Location: Archaeological Museum Split (Ul. Zrinsko Frankopanska 25, 21000 Split)
Opening: October 12, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
Duration: October 2021 - October 2022
VIS-À-VIS 200 - Archaeological heritage of the island of Vis
Authors of the exhibition: Jelena Jovanović, Boris Čargo, and Maja Bonačić Mandinić
The exhibition marks two hundred years of existence and work of the Archaeological Museum in Split, the oldest museum institution in Croatia and Southeast Europe.
This anniversary exhibition, the largest in the history of the Archaeological Museum, is an opportunity for both professionals and the general public to get acquainted with the most valuable exhibits of the Issa collection, which was only partially available in the museum premises of Vis.
The authors of the exhibition have selected over 750 of the most representative archaeological objects (inscriptions, sculptures, vases and other ceramic vessels, terracotta, jewelry, weapons, tools, money, etc.) found in the town of Vis. Objects testify to the earliest traces of life on the island, from prehistory to the early Middle Ages.
Among the most significant exhibits presented at the exhibition are the bronze head of the goddess Artemis and the oldest Greek stone inscription in verse found in Croatia. After many years of complex restoration and conservation work, monumental Roman imperial sculptures from Issa will exhibit for the first time. The contribution of ancient Issa to the cultural and economic history of today's Croatia is invaluable, and, for the first time in one place, all the value and richness of the Issa legacy will be visible and accessible to all Croatian citizens.