The fund of the Cultural History Museum contains numerous items that belonged to the Bona family, and which became part of the museum collection through donations and purchases since the 1950s. Some of them are on permanent display, and about 60 items are presented at the exhibition. One part of the exhibition is dedicated to the palaces and summer houses, which were ordered and owned by members of the Bona family, and which left a strong mark on the urban fabric of the City, as well as on the wider and narrower outskirts of the city.
The Bona family is one of the most influential, respected and numerous Dubrovnik noble families. Since the 14th century, their members have held the highest positions in the Republic of Dubrovnik, they are regularly mentioned in numerous diplomatic missions and military services, as writers and poets, builders of forts, ship owners and landowners. They are one of the few Dubrovnik aristocratic families whose descendants still live today, and they gave birth to prominent individuals who left an indelible mark in the long history of the Republic of Dubrovnik.
Author of Exhibition and Texts
Visual Set Up
Marina Filipović, Lucija Vuković
The exhibition was produced with financial support from the City of Dubrovnik