The Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik – fortress – palace – museum
“The Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik – fortress – palace – museum” is the central exhibition of Dubrovnik Museums in 2016. The exhibition and accompanying projects have been produced to mark the 580th anniversary of the beginning of the building of the Rector's Palace.
The exhibition has been conceived in eight thematic units, dealing with the architecture of the Palace in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, sculpture in the Rector's Palace, the Baroque reconstruction, the Rector's Palace from the fall of the Dubrovnik Republic until World War II, the renovation after the earthquake of 1979, the basic political institutions of the Republic, its everyday spaces and the cultural purpose to which the Palace is put today.
All told, 70 or so objects are displayed, some of which are from the holdings of Dubrovnik Museums, the others having come from various institutions or individual lenders.
The exhibition is accompanied by a wide-ranging promotional and educational campaign aimed at the general public. On offer as well as promotional materials and educational workshops is a choice of museum souvenirs inspired by the Rector's Palace.
A catalogue of the exhibition is available in the museum shop.
Texts written and material selected by
Dr Nada Grujić
Academician Igor Fisković
Dr Katarina Horvat Levaj
Dr Lovro Kunčević
Dr Nella Lonza
Dr Vedrana Gjukić-Bender
Catalogue entries by
Dr Nada Grujić (N.G.)
Academician Igor Fisković (I.F.)
Dr Katarina Horvat Levaj (K.H.L.)
Ivan Viđen (I.V.)
Dr Lovro Kunčević (L.K.)
Dr Nella Lonza (N.L.)
Dr Vedrana Gjukić-Bender (V.Gj.B.)
Pavica Vilać (P.V.)
Dino Lokas (D.L.)
Marketing, promotion and public relations
Aleksandra Piteša Orešković
Restoration and conservation works
State Archives in Dubrovnik
State Archives in Zadar
Dubrovnik Libraries, Dubrovnik Research Library
Tanja Račeta Savin
City of Dubrovnik
The Dubrovnik Times
City of Dubrovnik Tourist Board
The exhibition and the catalogue have been produced with financial support from the City of Dubrovnik and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.