EXHIBITION: CROATS ON THE ICE SEA 1872 - 1874
Location: Croatian Maritime Museum Split (Gripe Fortress, Glagoljaška 18, 21000 Split)
Time: Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 8 p.m.
Croatian Maritime Museum Split, Lions Club Quarneroli Lovran, and Lions Club Split
Author of the exhibition: Jan Urban
The exhibition remains open until July 24, 2022.
To mark the 150th anniversary of the so-called ‘Quarneroli’ expedition, this fabulous exhibition tells the tale of the Croatian mariners who took part in scientific research in the Arctic in 1872. Along with fascinating books, documents, stamps, and more, a model of the Admiral Tegetthoff will interest and amaze visitors. The exhibition is in Croatian and German.
The exhibition presents the world-famous Austro-Hungarian scientific research expedition to conquer the Arctic from 1872 to 1874, in which out of 24 crew members, 12 sailors from the Adriatic participated (as many as 50%) and to whom the leaders of the expedition Weyprecht and Peyer gave the common name Quarneroli.
The exhibition consists of 30 panels measuring 70x50 cm that describe the entire event, a model of the ship Admiral Tegetthoff at a scale of 1:40, the work of modeler Željko Skomeršić from Krk, and 30 other exhibits.