Discovering the Glagolitic Script of Croatia

ZAGREB - The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia - within the framework of a longterm project presenting the most important segments of culture of Croatian literacy and literature abroad - is preparing an exhibition of the Glagolitic script in Dublin, Ireland's capital. Entitled "Discovering the Glagolitic Script of Croatia", the exhibition will be opened in the prestigious Long Room of the Dublin University Trinity College Library, which is visited every year by about half a million people, as it exhibits the oldest and the most valuable Irish manuscripts. This is the first exhibition of the Glagolitic script in the world. It will open on 20 November and will remain open for three months. It is expected that the exhibition will be opened by the Minister of Culture Dr. Antun Vujic.

The author of the exhibition is academician Anica Nazor, director of the Old Slavonic Institute in Zagreb. In accordance with the exhibition, in the showcases and on the lecterns there will be hundreds of exhibits from original manuscripts to re-prints and facsimiles, printed books - in Senj, Rijeka, Venice, Tubingen, Rome and elsewhere, in the period from 1483 to 1893 - as well as casts of two famous Glagolitic monuments: the Valun and Baska stone tablets in natural size, as well as photographs in colour of the Glagolitic monuments preserved in domestic and foreign libraries.

The exhibition presents an insight into the almost one thousand years development of this script on Croatian land and its use in religious and many secular occasions as well as its presence in the contemporary life of the country (artistic creations, education, research, applications to everyday objects, etc.). The formation and the composition of the exhibition is signed by Zlatko Rebernjak. A special publication has been printed for the exhibition which apart from the catalogue, contains several comprehensive texts by well-known Croatian experts Radoslav Katicic, Anica Nazor, Josip Bratulic, Frano Par and others. The photographs in the publication were taken by Damir Fabijanic.

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