The Tower – Museum of Lošinj

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Regarding the Tower

Freestanding round Tower in the centre of Veli Lošinj was constructed in the 15th century, during the first decades of Venetian domination over the eastern Adriatic coast. With thick wall surfaces, tiny openings and also a relatively brief elevation to endure cannon fire from the enemy ships, it was protecting the residents of Veli Lošinj versus pirate raids. Battlement was refurbished several times (in 1774 as well as 1911) as well as a result it has not protected the initial shape until the here and now day. Once a leading building in the city harbour, at the start of the 19th century it sheds its army value and also gets a symbolic one. The Tower shows up on the layer of arms of a freshly established town of Veli Lošinj. After 2 centuries of decay, it was extensively restored in a period from 1997 to 2000 with new wooden construction between floors, wooden stairways and also the roofing. At some point, the Tower was developed as a gallery and also a gallery.

By its opening as the Tower Museum-Gallery in 2001, this important social monument comes to be once again a significant part of the life of Veli Lošinj.

About the irreversible event

Permanent exhibit can be seen on the three floors of the Tower (ground floor, the first and also the second floor), conceived as a mix of thematic discussion and also sequential series. One of the most essential segments of life of Veli Lošinj as well as its prompt location along with the southern part of the island of Lošinj have existed, covering the duration from prehistory to the here and now day with certain focus on glorious maritime custom and also tourist. An unique place in the long-term exhibit has actually been provided to Apoxiomenos, a bronze sculpture found in the aquatorium of Vely Lošinj in 1999, which is of globally importance.

The principle of the irreversible event of the Tower Museum-Gallery was conceived by the staff as well as consultants of the Museum as well as Gallery Department of the Adult Education Center of Mali Lošinj in 1997. The authors of the event project as well as texts of the irreversible display screen are Julijano Sokolić as well as Jasminka Ćus-Rukonić, as well as the imaginative layout was developed by Zlatko Kauzlarić-Atač, Ivana Žiljak, and Miro Gavez. It was formally opened to public in 2001.

Regarding the Tower Gallery

The Tower Gallery is positioned on the third flooring of the Tower, small in size however with special atmosphere. Since the opening in 2001 many artists have actually currently shown in it– local artists that are bound to Veli Lošinj with their life and also work (Nenad Levinger) or to the island of Lošinj as a whole (Individual voluntary agreement Valentić, Ivo Magazzin), renowned Croatian contemporary artists (Zlatko Kauzlarić Atač, Ante Kuduz, Nives Kavurić Kurtović, Đuro Seder, peruško Bogdanić, Mihovil Depope, Šime Perić, Bojan Šumoja and also others) and also international authors (Ivo Prančić). Next to art exhibits, particular gallery events on neighborhood cultural and also historic inheritance take place occasionally (Pre-Roman and also Very Early Roman Sculpture on Cres and also Lošinj, Old postcards of Veli Lošinj from the collection of Dr. Goran Ivanišević from Zagreb, Dr. Ana Jakša (1896– 1988) – youngsters’s close friend as well as others). The Tower Gallery was positioned among the credible Croatian galleries in 2008.