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The Heritage Museum of the City of Biograd na Moru, is an independent and sole institution of culture in the Biograd area. It preserves the valuable monumental heritage from the rich past of the Biograd coastline and its surroundings.

It is situated in the center of the city, on the waterfront of Biograd, once a royal and crown city, the capital of the Croatian state during the national rulers of the 11th century.

The building in which the Museum is located is a cultural monument. It was built on the ruins of medieval walls in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The District Court established for Emperor and King Francis Joseph I in 1876 operated in the building for many years.

Problem addressed #

Museums as institutions have existed for a long time, but their educational role appeared only in the 20th century. In the past, a museum was just a place to store art, now it is much more than that.

Objectives & implementation #

The Heritage Museum of Biograd na Moru sits near the shoreline of the town, overlooking the port. It is the town’s single and most important cultural institution, all the more important since it has been declared a cultural heritage. The construction of the museum building took place during the late 18th and early 19th century, in a spot where medieval walls once stood.

The Heritage Museum is a home to several archaeological collections. The museum also houses a general archaeological collection and an ethnographic collection.

Stakeholders #

The main beneficiaries of the project are General Public, Local, regional and national public authorities, tourist, etc.

Fields of application #

The main filed of application is aimed at tourist interested in culture, general public, schools. This target groups are important form promoting culture of the area.

Transferability #

The model of Museum can easily be replicated in order to preserved maritime heritage. 

Impact & Results #

The cultural and historic collection “CARGO OF A SUNKEN VESSEL FROM THE 16TH CENTURY” grasps the attention of most of the visitors. It is a unique collection on the Mediterranean and preserves more than 10,000 objects from the sunken vessel in the 16th century. This collection is definitely worth having a look at since some of the items are quite the luxury, most notably the small mirrors that were made in the Murano Glass workshops in Venice.

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