Night of the Museums in Split
Time Out says
This year's 15th Night of the Museums coincides with the 200th anniversary of Split's Archaeological Museum
The doors of Split's museums and galleries - and those in all of Croatia's major cities - are thrown open, free of charge, for one night only at this incredibly (and increasingly) popular annual event. Most institutions take part, and frequently one-off exhibitions and concerts are organised especially for the event. This special 15th-anniversary edition also coincides with the 200th anniversary of the founding of the oldest museum institution in Croatia - the Archaeological Museum in Split. The museum have organised a programme taking place over several locations: in the main museum building in Split, in the archaeological site of Salona and in the Tusculum building in Solin, and in the Issa handbook in the building of Our Lady of Batarija on Vis island. The event includes the opening of brand new exhibitions, a feature-documentary show, a museum quiz, lectures and other activities.
Meanwhile, at the city's Meštrović Gallery, in addition to checking out the wonderful permanent exhibition, you can also see an exhibition by academic artist Ivana Tkalčić - A (rtificial) I (ntelligence) II, which is part of this year's Meštart programme. An exhibition of old photographs 'Asti šta je prije bilo lipo' created in cooperation with the Split Tourist Board is also on display in the gallery's Clay Studio.
At the Split Gallery of Fine Arts, there are several performance pieces, including one by Tanja Dabo, which coincides with her 'Reforming the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia' exhibition. You can find Ivo Šebalj's exhibition 'Painting Memento 1994 - 2001' in the outer space and a refreshed exhibition of the contemporary art collection 'Art and Society' on the ground floor.