We have prepared some activities for visitors to join in! Take a look at our programme and prepare notes for yourself of what you’d like to participate in. We’re expecting you!
The July starts with our first temporary exhibition of the summer: Blue Palette by Katica Augustinović from Križevci. Using acrylic on canvas, the author reveals the sea landscape and its beauty in different shades of blue. The exhibition will be displayed in the multimedia room of the museum until July 27, when we will host the next temporary exhibition this summer – Croats on the Ice Sea 1872 – 1874 by the Quarneroli Lions Club from Lovran. This exhibition reveals the story of the Croatian mariners who took part in scientific research in the Arctic 1872 as part of the expedition of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. An impressive part of the exhibition is definitely the scalemodel of the Admiral Tegethoff – the ship built for the expedition. The model, built in a scale of 1:40 is the work of modeler Željko Skomeršić from Krk. On the same evening, the presentation of the book of the same name, a reprint of Petar Kuničić’s book from 1893 about the Austro-Hungarian Arctic Expedition (1872 – 1874), will take place. This year is also a jubilee, because 2022 marks 150 years since the beginning of the expedition aimed to find a Northeast Passage trough the arctic – between the Arctic ice, that is, the North Pole, and the European and Asian mainland.
We continue with workshops for children of different ages – we’ll learn how to make a small aquarium, learn about mermaids in Betina 🙂 and hear the latest Paško’s adventures in the Tale of the Little Shipbuilder. Also, in the days leading up to the traditional Brganja festivity, there is also a lecture about shells in the area surrounding Murter island. There will be cartoons, concerts and film screenings, and on July 13, don’t miss the promotion of the video clip of the song Betinska gajeta by the association Betinska gajeta 1740.
In August, the workshop programme continues – make your own small boat, hang out with Argonauta association in the Baby Shark Night workshop, and before the big day of Brganja, take part in the workshop led by our curator Sandra Barešin. Two lectures are also on schedule – the first is a lecture by Krešimir Bosna, a shipbuilding engineer, and the topic of the stability of a wooden ship, and Betina shipbuilder Ante Fržop will tell us more about how the idea of the Regatta for Body and Soul came out. Throughout August, we will also enjoy cartoons and concerts in front of the museum organized by our tourist board, and will close the month with the exhibition Look at the Sun by Ivana Skroza, professor of fine arts in our local school.