by Srecko Mavrek
Representatives of the Society for the Preservation of Šibenik Heritage Juraj Dalmatinac – president Nikola Grubić and members Jolanda Krnić Zmijanović and Deana Karađole Radovčić, and senior curator of the Šibenik City Museum Marina Lambaša, presented exhibition “Šibenik through the Centuries” in New York as a part of the project ‘Šibenik – Cultural Heritage through Globalization’.
This project was financed based on the Public Call for Proposals for Cultural Promotion, Public Diplomacy and International Recognition of the Republic of Croatia, implemented and organized by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and diplomatic and consular missions.
The Society for the Preservation of Šibenik Heritage Juraj Dalmatinac was founded on June 9, 2011 as a non-governmental and non-political organization with the aim of caring for the heritage and promotion of Šibenik. It currently has more than 300 members, most of whom are from Šibenik, but also from other parts of Croatia and the world.
Exhibition presented the history of the city and the Society’s projects (reconstruction of fortresses, revitalization of the city center, Geonucleus and magazine Juraj) at the celebration of Statehood Day and the 30th anniversary of Croatia’s membership in the United Nations last Friday. The exhibition was attended by the Consul General in NY Nikica Kopacevic and numerous employees and guests in the exhibition space of the restaurant Dubrovnik.
The same exhibition was presented at the Croatian Center of St. Nikola Tavelic after Sunday Mass in the Croatian Church of St. Cyril and Methodius. The exhibition brought together parishioners, including many people from Šibenik who live in NY. Musical atmosphere at both events was provided by the klapa Astoria.
During their stay in NY, members of the Society and representatives of the Museum also visited the UN headquarters, where Dijana Delaye, Minister Adviser from the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Croatia to the UN, introduced them to the work of the UN bodies.
The Society and the Museum thank everyone who contributed to this beautiful promotion of Šibenik in the world.