The President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović opened the exhibition Hrvatska glagoljica / Croatian Glagolitic Script at the National and University Library in Zagreb last night.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Croatian President highlighted the need for a stronger promotion of the Croatian Glagolitic script as the guardian of Croatian identity.
“It needs to become a part of not just our brand, but also of our everyday lives. The Glagolitic script reflects the tumultuous history of our Homeland”, said the Croatian President, adding that Croatian culture has enriched European and world heritage. She pointed out that Croatia has been, since its earliest history, the meeting place of different cultures and a tri-border area where great powers collided – the Ottomans, the Venetians and the Habsburg Monarchy.
The National and University Library organized the exhibition as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage under the slogan “Writing in the Croatian Glagolitic script”. The exhibition provides an overview of the Croatian Glagolitic script through the prism of its historical development, typography, cultural influence and contemporary application.
The exhibition is being held under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the Government of the Republic of Croatia, the Croatian Parliament and the City of Zagreb, with support from the Ministry of Culture, the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Foundation, the National and University Library Foundation and the Adris Foundation.