Night at the Brodosplit Museum

For the nineteenth time, the Croatian Museum Society is organizing the Night of Museums, which will take place on Friday, 26 January 2024, in cooperation with numerous Croatian museums and other cultural, scientific and educational institutions.

Published: 26.01.2024.

One of the symbols of the city of Split is certainly shipbuilding, especially the shipbuilding industry in Supaval Bay, which has been operating in this area since the late 1920s, when the Jug Shipyard was located here. In 1932, the Split Shipyard (later Brodosplit Ltd.) was opened, which is still in operation today.

Throughout history, numerous factories and industrial plants have set up their own internal museums to showcase their development, success and achievements. The decision to do the same for Brodosplit was made in 1987, when the Shipyard Museum was established as part of the Split Shipbuilding Industry Information Department.

The Brodosplit Museum tells the story of shipbuilding in Split from its beginnings to the present day with the help of ship models, tools, archive material, photographs and objects from the thousand-year history of shipbuilding in the city. It particularly highlights the shipyard’s sporting successes and contains a valuable collection of photographic material related to Brodosplit's publishing activities.

Today's exhibition at the Brodosplit Museum has retained the planned concept from the end of the 1980s and is still being continuously supplemented with new ship models. These are mainly models, but they are not just models. More than 100 years of history of one of the strongest production activities in the history of Split are told here, which is important both for the Adriatic region and for the history of Croatian industrial heritage, which was written on the world map with its ships. An original photo album from 1932 preserved in the museum provides a cross-section of events up to 1944.

There are also two paintings of a schooner from the post-war period by the well-known artist Jerolim Miše, as well as several exhibits introducing the history of the ships. There are also a total of 70 of these ships in the form of models, some of which are key to understanding the history of the Split shipyard. All this makes the Brodosplit Museum an important keeper of Split's industrial heritage.


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