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Thanks to ‘Game of Thrones’ Lonely Planet promotes Dubrovnik and Split

Lonely Planet, one of the largest publishers specialising in travel guides, in its newsletter published a guide through the locations where Game of Thrones Season 4 was filmed, including Dubrovnik and Split. The fourth season of Game of Thrones was filmed in Croatia thanks to the Croatian Audiovisual Centre’s cash rebate scheme and organised by the Croatian production company Embassy Films.

Days of Nikola Tesla in Technical Museum

Days of Nikola Tesla, with thematized lectures presenting the life and work of this eminent scientist, will be held at the Technical Museum in Zagreb between 27 and 30 January.
performance, seminar

LADO on Japan tour

The Ansambl LADO while visiting Japan, will hold 22 performances and 10 workshops in 18 cities. The tour will last from 4 February to 11 March. The series of events are made in collaboration with Folklore report.

Mediterranean Diet Makes UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage List

The initiative to include the Mediterranean Diet on the list began four years ago when Italy, Spain, Greece, and Morocco put it forth. It did not meet UNESCO’s guidelines and the initiative was rejected. Last August the four countries, with Italy coordinating, reworked their submission request. On 4 December UNESCO Committee decided that this element satisfies the criteria for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Twelve new members elected to World Heritage Committee

Representatives of the 190 States Parties to the 1972 World Heritage Convention elected 12 new members to the 21-member intergovernmental Committee in charge of managing UNESCO’s World Heritage List and implementing the Convention.

Days of Industrial Heritage of the Town of Sisak

The manifestation under the title Days of Industrial Heritage of the Town of Sisak aims to present an extraordinary historical and cultural resource which has marked the history of the town of Sisak from the second half of the 19th century up to our time.

Six Croatian dolls to be exhibited in Japan

Six dolls in traditional Croatian dresses will be exhibited among the 800 dolls from around the world at the exhibition in Higashikagawa City in Japan.
conference, symposium

International symposium on the Croatian Glagolitic script in Reims

On Wednesday 13 February an international symposium entitled Reims Gospel – the masterpiece of the Croatian Glagolitic script (L’ÉVANGÉLIAIRE DE  REIMS Chef-d’œuvre de l’alphabet glagolitique croate) took place at the Palais du Tau (Centre des Monuments Nationaux) in Reims as part of the Croatian Cultural Festival.

Technical Museum celebrates 58th anniversary since founding

Technical Museum in Zagreb marks on 21st of December its 58th anniversary since founding back in 1954. The museum maintains the oldest preserved steam engine in the area, dating from the mid-19th century, which is still operational, as well as numerous historic aircraft, cars, machinery and equipment.

Croatie - la voici: Croatian Glagolitic Alphabet in France

Croatian Glagolitic Alphabet is currently exhibited in France in the Museum of Tau in Reims. A famous Evangel of Reims, Croatian Glagolitic book, is kept in the City Library of Reims since 16th century as a special treasure.

UNESCO: Croatian Klapa Singing On Protection List

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has this week inscribed Klapa multipart singing of Dalmatia, southern Croatia on its List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at a meeting in Paris.

Croatian Apoxyomenos exhibited in Louvre

Croatian Culture Minister Andrea Zlatar Violic opened a three-month presentation of the Apoxyomenos sculpture in Louvre on Thursday evening. Those present were addressed by Louvre director Henri Loyrette and French Institute President Xavier Darcos.
conference, symposium

8th Ministerial Conference on Cultural Heritage in South-East Europe: Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development

The meeting on 24 and 25 October, organized by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture with the support of the UNESCO Venice Office, and in the presence of the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, will focus on “Intangible Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development”. Deputy Minister  of Culture of the Republic Croatia Mr Beroslav Šipuš will partake jointly with Ms Rut Carek, the Head and Secretary General of the Croatian Commission for UNESCO.

Croatia celebrated the Day of the Tie

Croatia marked its invention of the bow tie Thursday with a series of celebrations and events in Zagreb’s Markov Trg. The Day of the Tie also saw children’s quizzes about its history in local schools. The bow tie originated among 17th century Croatian mercenaries fighting in the Prussian wars as a means of holding the opening of their shirts together.

Culture minister celebrates Hvar Theatre's 400th anniversary

Culture Minister Andrea Zlatar Violic on Monday opened in the southern island town of Hvar festivities marking the 400th anniversary of the Hvar Theatre, the first community theatre in Europe.
parade, ceremony

Japan Day in Zagreb

The Japanese Embassy in Croatia will celebrate Japan Day this Saturday (29). The event in Zagreb’s Mimara Museum will start at 2 PM with a performance by taiko drummers.

Anniversary of the discovery of the precious stone of the Croatian language

Baščanska ploča, a tablet bearing an inscription in the Croatian language probably dating from 1105, is one of the most valuable Croatian monuments. It was discovered on 15 September 1851 on the island of Krk in the church of St. Lucy in Jurandvor near Baška, owing to the local clergyman Petar Dorčić.
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Croatian Festival opens in Paris

The "Croatie, la voici" Croatian Festival in France began in Paris on Wednesday with a reception at the French Culture and Communications Ministry. The festival lasts until December, presenting Croatia's culture, education, science, tourism, economy, sport and gastronomy.

English translation of Dubrovnik's 1272 Statute presented

The English translation of "The Statute of Dubrovnik of 1272" was presented in the southern Adriatic resort on Tuesday.

6,500 year old hunting trophy found in eastern Croatia

Archaeologists in Bapska, eastern Croatia have stumbled across 6,500 year old deer antlers. The hunting trophy was found hanging on the wall of prehistoric house along with valuable items of jewellery, writes website

Croatian histroy and culture presented in famous French journal La Revue de l'Histoire

A special edition of the popular French journal La Revue de l'Histoire, which specialises in the field of culture, has dedicated its summer edition to the history and culture of Croatia, reports website

Memorial Centre to celebrate 156th anniversary of Nikola Tesla's birth

The Nikola Tesla Memorial Centre, in Tesla's home town of Smiljan in Croatia, are to mark the 156th anniversary since the birth of the famous physicist and inventor on Tuesday 10 July, with an all day programme.

Rijeka exhibition on immigration to open in New York

The Museum of Rijeka exhibition  'Merika: emigration from Central Europe to America 1880 - 1914 will be presented in New York, at the place which experienced the first wave immigrants, on Ellis Island.

Korčula celebrates 20-year Moreska anniversary

The Dalmatian island of Korčula has celebrated the 20-year anniversary since the traditional sword dance Moreška, which dates back hundreds of years on the island, was revived and performed for the Korčula town holiday.

Yet another archaeological find in Vinkovci

Remains of an early Christian basilica, dating back to the 4th or 5th century, have been recently found at the archeological site of Kamenica near the eastern Croatian town of Vinkovci.

400th Edition of French magazine Geo dedicated to Croatia

Popular French magazine 'Geo' has dedicated its 400th edition to Croatia, describing the beauty and tourist offerings of the country, reports website

Croatian cultural heritage month starts in Rome

An exhibition entitled "Croatian Mosaic" at the Museum of Roman Civilisation in Rome last night (Sun) opened a month long presentation of Croatian cultural heritage in the Italian capital.

Valuable silverware found during archaeological digs in Vinkovci

A closet with silver cutlery, bowls, plates and platters, which seems to date back to the fourth century, has been unearthed during archaeological excavations in the eastern city of Vinkovci, the Croatian Culture Ministry said on Wednesday.

Reps of regional centres for cultural heritage in SEE meet in Zadar

The first meeting of the regional centres for cultural heritage in southeastern Europe was held in Zadar on Friday, drawing representatives of the European Commission, the World Bank, other international institutions and officials of culture and foreign ministers of European countries.
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Protocol on restitution of cultural assets from Serbia to Croatia signed

Croatian Culture Minister Andrea Zlatar Violic and Serbian Culture Minister Predrag Markovic in Zagreb on Friday signed a protocol on the restitution of Croatian cultural assets from Serbia to Croatia.

Merika: Emigration from Central Europe to America 1880-1914

The exibition by the City Museum of Rijeka entitled 'Merika: Emigration from Central Europe to America 1880-1914' will be on view from June 28 - September 3 at The Ellis Island Immigration Museum in New York City.
presentation, new edition announcement

Cultural Goods Registry now online

A registry of Cultural Goods of Croatia, which will enable the public at all times to see in what way and to what degree Croatian cultural heritage is protected and registered, is now online.
exhibition, presentation

Bronze Apoxyomenos on its way to Louvre

Apoxyomenos, an ancient bronze statue of an athlete scraping off oil and dust from his body after a competition, which was found in 1999 in the sea close to Mali Losinj, on Croatia's northern Adriatic coast, is on its way to the Louvre Museum in Paris where it will form part of the Festival of Croatian Culture.

Contract signed to renovate building to house Croatian Apoxyomenos museum

The mayor of the northern Adriatic island town of Mali Lošinj, Gari Capelli, and the consortium of bidders Radnik d.d. last Thursday signed a contract on the renovation of the town's Kvarner palace, which is to house a museum dedicated to the ancient statue Apoxyomenos.

Project linking historical heritage of Vinkovci and Orasje completed

A news conference was held in the eastern Croatian town of Vinkovci on Friday to mark the completion of an EU-financed project integrating historical heritage in the tourism services of Vinkovci and Orasje, a town in neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Osijek Fort nominated for UNESCO list as a regional project

Historical-Town Planning Ensemble Tvrda (Fort) in Osijek has been nominated for the UNESCO tentative list as a part of the regional initiative jointly with Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad (Serbia), and Arad Fort in Romania.
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The Anniversary of the Peasants’ Revolt: Gornja Stubica

The event presents a peasant and a revolutionary Matija Gubec urging the peasants into revolt and portrays the final battle (cannons, rifles, legendary peasants’ weapons, archers, the gentry and peasant armies) with the participation of over 100 extras and 150 members of various associations. 

Fragments of an Astrologer's Board from an Illyrian-Hellenistic Cave Sanctuary found

Fragments of an Astrologer's Board from an Illyrian-Hellenistic Cave Sanctuary titled The Nakovana Zodiac found by archaeologist and anthropologist Staso Forenbaher at archaeological site Spila in Nakovana near the city of Split (Croatia).
new edition announcement, x other

Swiss artist Paul Klee's painting from 1923 found in Zagreb

Swiss artist Paul Klee's painting from 1923 was found in a private collection in Croatian capital Zagreb. "Man in love" shows a figure with the body of a man, the face of an animal with a long rounded nose finished in a circle that is flouting at the surface.

Headwater introduces new cycling tour to Croatia for 2012

Headwater, one of the UK leading activity holidays specialists, has added new cycling tour to Croatia to its walking and cycling collection in the coming year. Coastal Croatia Cycling is the new 8-day cycling holiday which will explore the varied trails of Istria’s western coast.

UNESCO adds Croatian traditions "Becarac" and "Nijemo Kolo" to heritage list

Two traditions from Croatia, Becarac singing and playing from Eastern Croatia and Nijemo Kolo, silent circle dance of the Dalmatian hinterland, are among the elements of "intangible heritage" added to UNESCO’s heritage list. 

Nikola Basic's Seambiosis for Expo 2012

Croatia will be presented in 2012 at the Expo Exhibition in Yeosu, Korea with the multidisciplinary concept Seambiosis designed by the architect Nikola Basic. The project thematizes mutual symbiosis of the sea, human beings and the bio-system.
conference, symposium

Conference on European Cultural Heritage in Trogir

International Conference ' European Cultural Heritage Preservation  Network  Of Twinned Towns' takes place on 12th and 13th November in the city of Trogir. 

CrOz is a festival between Croatia and Australia

Inspired by Melbourne’s love and strong support of festivals, CrOz will become a successful annual major event staged in the heart of the City of Melbourne. In November 2011 CrOz will be introduced for the first time!

The Eltz Castle – Opening

The opening of the Eltz Castle as a part of a joint project financed by the Council of Europe and Croatian Ministry of Culture entitled ‘Vukovar-Vučedol-Ilok: Research-Reconstruction-Revitalisatior' is set toka place on 30th October in Vukovar. 
parade, ceremony

Week of Japanese culture opens 29 October in Zagreb

The second annual festival of Japanese culture will take place from 29 October through to 5 November in Croatia's capital Zagreb.
new edition announcement

New Book: Conservation of Underwater Archaeology Sites

The Book titled Conservation of Underwater Archaeology Sites has been published by the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology in Zadar (ICUA). It's a bilingual edition in English and Croatian. 

Unknown Mortal Orchestra´s album featuring Vojin Bakic´s monument

Young psychedelic rock band from Portland published on the cover of their recently released first self titled album a photograph with Vojin Bakic´s monument from Petrova Gora. 
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European Heritage Days: 50 countries open rarely seen monuments

Over the coming month, more than 20 million people are expected to enjoy access to thousands of rarely opened sites and unique events as part of European Heritage Days, which take place every September in 50 countries across Europe. This locally-led initiative is supported by the European Commission and the Council of Europe, which promote awareness-raising at EU level.

Croatian conservationist receives EuroNatur Award 2011 

EuroNatur will award the EuroNatur prize 2011 to the Croatian conservationist Goran Gugic in October of this year: "By designating Lonjsko Polje in the Sava wetlands a nature park, Gugic has created a model of how cultural landscapes in Europe can be efficiently protected, thus making a valuable contribution to nature conservation in Europe."
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