Exhibition Back to the Moon in Rijeka
In the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka an exhibition Back to the Moon will be held from 12 April to 30 September 2017. The authors of the museological concepts are Ana Panić, Katarina Živanović, Ivan Manojlović, Momo Cvijović (Museum of Yugoslavia), Svetozar Nilović, Tea Perinčić and Ivana Šarić Žic, with Vera Ružić as the setting designer. The organizers of the exhibition are the Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade, Museum Peek & Poke, the Maritime and History Museum of Croatian Littoral Rijeka, Natural History Museum of Rijeka and the Technical Museum of Slovenia.
The exhibition Back to the Moon will present the objects from the collections of the Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade (including fragments of lunar soil and the Yugoslav flag carried to the Moon and returned to Earth by the crew of Apollo 17), the Museum Peek & Poke, the Maritime and History Museum of Croatian Littoral Rijeka, the Natural History Museum of Rijeka, the Technical Museum of Slovenia (related to the theme of futurism, imagination and reflection on the future, the conquest of space, intangible heritage and music).
In the early 1970s, after the revolutionary flight to the Month by the American astronauts, the Maritime and History Museum of Croatian Littoral Rijeka presented a traveling exhibition which, among other things, displayed even parts of the space module Apollo. Forty years after that glorious event, Museum Peek & Poke from Rijeka has organized a program with a series of workshops and guest lectures. The Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade has prepared the exhibition Back to the Moon, which, in addition to dealing with a man’s travel to the Moon, reviewes futuristic ideas then (forty years ago) and now, which makes the connection with the programs organized at the Maritime and History Museum of Croatian Littoral Rijeka and Museum Peek & Poke.
During the exhibition, workshops for children and adults will be organized, as well as expert lectures. The goal is to examine the similarities and differences in the experience and vision of the future today and forty years ago.
The Origins: The Background for Understanding the Museum of Yugoslavia
Creation of a European type of museum was affected by a number of practices and concepts of collecting, storing and usage of items.
New Mappings of Europe
Laboratory of the Museum of Yugoslavia
Second stage of the work on the permanent display