Marking International Museum Day, May 18, 2015, under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, the Mimara Museum and the Croatian Conservation Institute, in association with Dubrovnik Museums and the Yunus Emre Institute open in the Mimara Museum on Monday, May 18, at 7 p.m. an international exhibition – Iznik, Ottoman Ceramics from the Depths of the Adriatic.
Valuable architectural material from a merchantman that sank in the shallows of Sveti Pavao off the island of Mljet is presented. Ever since 2007, the Underwater Archaeology Department of the Croatian Conservation Institute has been carrying out underwater archaeological excavations funded by the Ministry of Culture. In 2010 the Croatian archaeologists were joined by a team of underwater archaeologists from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, who took part in the research until 2012.
The exhibition that you can view this summer in Zagreb is a unique presentation of exceptionally valuable ceramic works from Iznik, with an interpretation of the history of the Croatian maritime heritage and maritime trade on the Mediterranean between Venice and Istanbul during the reign of Murad III.
The exhibition will be on show until September 13, 2015.