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The International Symposium MUSEUMS AND LITERATURE
Zagreb, The Mimara Museum, October 26th and 27th 2006

Start / end date: 26.10.2006. / 27.10.2006.
Organiser: Museum Documentation Centre

The international symposium dealing with the theme Museums and Literature, organised by MDC in Zagreb within the framework of marking the 25th exhibition of publishing activities by Croatian museums and galleries, will bring together museum professionals, authors and other heritage experts in order to consider the interrelationship between museums and literature.


The Museum Documentation Centre (MDC) is the central node of the network of Croatian museums that has generated a series of initiatives for promoting museum activities over the past 50 years of its existence.

By following current topics as well as contemporary museological trends, the MDC provides answers to numerous questions through its professional and reference services. The pressing topic of the literary heritage as a segment of the Croatian written heritage in museums, its shaping in museum terms according to modern museum standards, the problems of literary bequests and donations, the project of digitalising the museum, archival and library heritage, the elaboration of unified lists of the literary heritage – these are just some of the initiatives that strive to promote awareness in museums as well as among authors for an active coming together and cooperation that benefits the contemporary public.

The museum community could significantly enhance its cultural offering through approaching the life and work of authors or the works themselves both on a local, national and international stage using museum presentations.

It is our intention to bring together an interdisciplinary group made up of contemporary Croatian authors, competent literary theoreticians and historians, experts and scholars from museums and other heritage institutions from Croatia and abroad.

The symposium would be an opportunity of publicly airing and discussing their views, knowledge and experience, as well as sharing proposals and ideas linked with the idea of the museum presentation of authors and literary works. The papers and presentations delivered by invitation are aimed at shedding light on the museum presentation of authors and literary works in Croatia, as well as providing an insight into contemporary museological events on the basis of representative examples in European literary memorial institutions.

The two-day symposium will be held in the rooms of the Mimara Museum in Zagreb in October 2006 and will be accompanied by the publication of summaries and a CD-ROM with integral papers and presentations.

The international symposium dealing with the theme Museums and Literature, organised by MDC in Zagreb within the framework of marking the 25th exhibition of publishing activities by Croatian museums and galleries, will bring together museum professionals, authors and other heritage experts in order to consider the interrelationship between museums and literature.

 

Themes: 
  • promoting initiatives for founding museum collections dealing with Croatian authors and literary works as segments of the written heritage in museums;
  • the museum presentation of authors and literary works;
  • the musealisation of the literary heritage;
  • the problems related to literary bequests and donations;
  • the digitalisation of the literary heritage;
  • initiatives for developing a joint register of the literary heritage in museums, archives and libraries

 

Organizational committee:

Jozefina Dautbegović, 
Snježana Radovanlija Mileusnić, MA
 

Professional excursions 

The symposium includes a visit to the Bela and Miroslav Krleža Memorial Museum in Zagreb, and a professional excursion to Lukovdol with a visit to the Ivan Goran Kovačić Memorial Museum.

 

For further information please call us on
00385 1 4847 897, 00385 1 4847 914
or write us an email.
Snježana Radovanlija Mileusnić: sradov@mdc.hr
Jozefina Dautbegović: jdautbeg@mdc.hr