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On 11 November 2018, one hundred years will have passed since the end of the first world armed conflict, World War One. As a way of commemorating this monumentally important anniversary, and with the aim of building cooperation …

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On 11 November 2018, one hundred years will have passed since the end of the first world armed conflict, World War One. As a way of commemorating this monumentally important anniversary, and with the aim of building cooperation between as many public institutions, social organisations and civil associations as possible necessary for responding to current global challenges and the preservation of world peace, the Paris Peace Forum has been instituted.

Paris Peace Forum, whose first edition will be held from 11 to 13 November 2018, was established at the initiative of the French President Emmanuel Macron, for the purpose of achieving and maintaining international cooperation as a key factor in tackling the challenges of today and ensuring lasting world peace. It will be taking place annually and will try to bring together the representatives of as many national governments, local government administrations, nongovernmental organisations, foundations and companies as possible, together with experts of different profiles, journalists, the representatives of trade unions and other types of workers’ associations, religious groups, etc. The Forum will also act as a platform for the promotion and launching of various projects focusing on finding solutions to pressing issues related to peace and security, environment, development, new technologies and inclusive economy. Considering their social role and vital position in local communities, libraries represent important partners in the promotion and realisation of the objectives of the Forum, whose fundamental principles are in accordance with those of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the participation of libraries.

In 2014, Europeana, a digital library, museum and archive of European cultural heritage, set up Europeana 1914-1918, a special website marking the centenary of the beginning of World War One. The website was a result of an extensive three-year project that united the efforts of many European libraries and other heritage institutions, such as the British Library, which set up its own World War One website, Berlin State Library, National Library of France, Royal Library of Denmark (National Library and Copenhagen University Library), Austrian National Library, National Library of Serbia, and many others. That same year, the National and University Library in Zagreb organised the World War One in the NSK Collections: In Images and Words exhibition and set up a virtual exhibition featuring the everyday life in the historic 1914 as documented in Croatian newspapers of that time (Svakodnevica 1914. u starim hrvatskim novinama). Marking that same anniversary, the Croatian State Archives hosted the 2014 Commemorating 1914: Exploring the War’s Legacy international symposium, organised by the EU National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) Croatia.

With the aim of announcing the Paris Peace Forum, the Zagreb Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences co-organised and hosted the Centennial of the end of World War One: from the first global conflict to dialogue and reconciliation commemorative conference on 8 November 2018. Acting as panellists at the conference were Ambassador Corinne Meunier (France), Ambassador Adriano Chiodi Cianfarani (Italy), Ambassador Daniel Henry Andrew Maksymiuk (Canada), Ambassador Andreas Wiedenhoff (Austria), Ambassador Andrew Stuart Dalgleish (United Kingdom), and Chargé d’affaires ad interim from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Croatia Mr. Günther Harald Seibel. Also present at the conference were the representatives of the embassies to Croatia of Portugal, Slovenia, Serbia and Sweden. Emphasising the importance of the global society dealing with its issues on the principles of multilateralism and concluding that the preservation of world peace requires constant united efforts on all levels, the panellists announced the holding of the Paris Peace Forum as an efficient platform for the advancement of international dialogue.

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“Croatian Glagolitic Heritage”: NSK exhibition spotlighting the gems of Croatia’s cultural history http://www.nsk.hr/en/croatian-glagolitic-heritage-nsk-exhibition-spotlighting-the-gems-of-croatias-cultural-history/ Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:31:07 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=51842

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On 6 November 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb hosted the opening ceremony of Croatian Glagolitic Heritage, the Library’s exhibition highlighting the tradition and legacy of one of the most significant periods in Croatia’s cultural history. …

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On 6 November 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb hosted the opening ceremony of Croatian Glagolitic Heritage, the Library’s exhibition highlighting the tradition and legacy of one of the most significant periods in Croatia’s cultural history. Organised under the slogan Proud to letter it in Glagolitic, the exhibition will be taking place as part of the Croatian Book Month 2018 and European Year of Cultural Heritage, and will remain on view until 15 December 2018.

The exhibition was opened by the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, after which the Croatian Minister of Culture Nina Obuljen Koržinek addressed the present visitors. Brief addresses followed by the Director General of the National and University Library in Zagreb Tatijana Petrić, Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Josip Bratulić and Sandi Antonac, the author of the exhibition.

The oldest Croatian epigraphic monuments and thousands of pages of the most valuable books and documents written in Glagolitic bear evidence to a long and uninterrupted development of Croatian culture, which not only embraced the Glagolitic alphabet, but transformed it into a new, completely original writing system known as Angular, or Croatian, Glagolitic.

Throughout centuries, this brand new and markedly Croatian form of the Glagolitic alphabet has become one of the central symbols of the Croatian cultural identity. Such elevated status of Angular Glagolitic rests on the hardworking hands of stonemasons, weary eyes of scribes, zeal of Glagolitic priests, skills of Croatia’s oldest master printers, dedication of researchers, and the creativity and vision of enthusiastic individuals working in the cultural industries.

Based on the knowledge of prominent Croatian researchers and specialist in the field of written heritage and its own rich collection of works belonging to the Croatian Glagolitic tradition, the Library will use modern technologies to present Glagolitic through several thematic units, ranging from various theories of the origin of Glagolitic, its geographical distribution, through Glagolitic scribes, chants and monuments, to the most representative Glagolitic manuscripts and printed books, and the modern use of the Glagolitic alphabet in communication, economy, culture and public life.

The exhibition represents the peak of the Library’s 2018 initiative focusing on the promotion of the oldest Croatian alphabet organised as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The initiative started with a campaign for the declaration of 22 February, which is already celebrated as the National and University Library in Zagreb Day, as the Croatian Glagolitic Day. It continued with the presentation of the first phase of the Library’s Croatian Glagolitic Heritage project and the related Glagoljica.hr online portal, and subsequently included a number of other public events, lectures and exhibitions.

The Croatian Glagolitic Heritage exhibition was organised with the aim of bringing greater public attention to the need for keeping alive and using this old alphabet in modern contexts, strengthening institutional cooperation focusing on its preservation and tirelessly promoting this guardian of the Croatian national identity and culture and its very backbone at the same time.

The exhibition is held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Government of the Republic of Croatia, Croatian Parliament and the City of Zagreb, and organised with financial support from the Croatian Ministry of Culture, Foundation of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, National and University Library in Zagreb Foundation and the Adris Foundation, including many institutions and companies such as Old Church Slavonic Institute, University Library Rijeka, Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, the Croatian institute focusing on the development and growth of innovation among the young population (Institut za razvoj i inovativnost mladih, IRIM), Croatian Library for the Blind, Biograd na Moru Local History Museum, Croatian Institute for Transfusion Medicine, Fabula Croatica, Koncept, E-radionica.com, Signum X and others.

The Croatian Glagolitic Heritage exhibition catalogue.

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NSK presents the PRO AMICIS art books series by Maja S. Franković and Luko Paljetak http://www.nsk.hr/en/nsk-presents-the-pro-amicis-art-books-series-by-maja-s-frankovic-and-luko-paljetak/ Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:14:07 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=51758

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On 25 October 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb hosted a presentation of art books by a renowned Croatian graphic artist Maja S. Franković and a distinguished Croatian poet Luko Paljetak. Jointly published by the Zagreb-based …

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On 25 October 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb hosted a presentation of art books by a renowned Croatian graphic artist Maja S. Franković and a distinguished Croatian poet Luko Paljetak. Jointly published by the Zagreb-based Edition Biškupić and Rijeka-based F&F Art Editions publishing companies as part of the PRO AMICIS series, the eight art books all have the same title – From the library of Mrs Sei Shõnagon: Chinese poems (Iz knjižnice gospođe Sei Shõnagon: kineske pjesme).

This outstanding series of art books was presented by the Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Tonko Maroević, the representative of the Edition Biškupić publishing company Božo Biškupić, the authors themselves, and Head of the Print Collection of the National and University Library in Zagreb Tamara Ilić Olujić.

The books give the readers a multi-layered aesthetic and reading experience, since each poem is printed on a single leaf folded multiple times to form a book. The books’ hard covers, holding a world that richly intertwines the visual and the poetic, were manually designed and may be viewed in multiple ways, depending on how and to what extent the leaf is folded out. As is highly characteristic of the style of Ms S. Franković, the possibility of transformation is central to the books’ design, thus allowing them to become unique sculptures of graphic art, said Ilić Olujić.

The publication of the From the library of Mrs Sei Shõnagon: Chinese poems series, represents a continuation of the cooperation between the two artists, who similarly joined their respective arts on two previous occasions (Šest šestina i jedan stih za ljubavni inženjering, 1998; Occelovljenje, 2005).

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“Let’s Go Green!”: The world’s first international conference on green libraries, organised by the National and University Library in Zagreb, starting soon! http://www.nsk.hr/en/lets-go-green-the-worlds-first-international-conference-on-green-libraries-organised-by-the-national-and-university-library-in-zagreb-starting-soon/ Fri, 02 Nov 2018 08:48:38 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=51741

Categories: Meetings and Conferences

From 8 to 10 November 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb will be hosting Let’s Go Green!, the world’s first international conference on green libraries. The conference will be taking place as part of Green Library …

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From 8 to 10 November 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb will be hosting Let’s Go Green!, the world’s first international conference on green libraries. The conference will be taking place as part of Green Library for Green Croatia, the Library’s ongoing project, which it launched in 2016 with the aim of educating its users, the majority of which are university students, and raising awareness among the public in general, about the significance of the protection and preservation of natural resources in Croatia as a vital element of its national heritage. The conference will open on 8 November 2018 in the Library’s grand lobby, starting at 9.30.

The members of the international library community and other conference participants will have an opportunity to become better acquainted with the latest developments in the green libraries field and learn more about examples of good practice in this context. The conference programme will include presentations by internationally acclaimed researchers, experts and activists in a wide range of green fields, and that from Bulgaria, Croatia, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, India, Iran, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia, Switzerland and the USA.

The programme of the conference will present guidelines for the international library community in relation to the growing need for libraries to provide services and organise programmes that highlight the importance of both global and national natural heritage and contribute to the promotion and raising of public awareness in relation to issues surrounding the preservation of the environment and sustainable development. Through enabling the exchange of insights concerning previous, current and predicted impact of the programmes of heritage institutions on their users, the conference will also offer possibilities for the strengthening of the existing cooperation between institutions in the heritage sector.

The conference, which is supported by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Science and Education, is co-organised through the Library’s cooperation with the Croatian Library Association’s Working Group for Green Libraries.

The conference’s programme.

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Quote 2.11.2018. http://www.nsk.hr/en/quote-2-11-2018/ Fri, 02 Nov 2018 07:11:13 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=51696

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A book is to a man what a binocular is to an astronomer or a microscope to a medical student – an instrument improving observation ability.

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A book is to a man what a binocular is to an astronomer or a microscope to a medical student – an instrument improving observation ability.

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NSK presents the “Traditional children’s stories for a common future” (TRACE) project http://www.nsk.hr/en/nsk-presents-the-traditional-childrens-stories-for-a-common-future-trace-project/ Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:39:34 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=51637

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On 23 October 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb organised and hosted a public presentation of Traditional children’s stories for a common future, or TRACE, a project, which it launched on 1 September 2018, upon receiving …

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On 23 October 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb organised and hosted a public presentation of Traditional children’s stories for a common future, or TRACE, a project, which it launched on 1 September 2018, upon receiving a €178,330.00 grant for it as part of the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme.

The project, which includes partners from Croatia, Greece, Latvia and Spain, targets teachers, educational workers and librarians working with children between the ages of 6 and 12 with the aim of getting them acquainted with traditional children’s stories from the partner countries, and thus also with these countries’ culture. The finest examples of children’s literature in the partner countries will be translated into five languages, i.e. English and the languages of the partner countries. The rest of the project activities will include workshops whose programme will present creative and innovative methods of using traditional children’s stories, as a valuable part of European cultural heritage, to encourage reading, critical thinking and research of one’s own culture among children in the targeted age group.

The presentation opened by the introductory addresses of the Director General of the National and University Library in Zagreb Tatijana Petrić and Project Coordinator and NSK Adviser for School Libraries Frida Bišćan. The details of this cooperation project were further presented by the representatives of the Library’s partner institutions in this project Bruno Ćurko and Ivana Kraljić, from the Zadar-based association promoting informal education, critical thinking and the use of philosophy in everyday life Petit Philosophy (Croatia), Bernarda Klarić, from the Josip Pupačić Primary School in Omiš (Croatia), Sanita Putnina, from the Creative Ideas association (Latvia), and José M. González Riera, from the Euro-Arab Foundation for Higher Studies (Spain).

The project activities include the setting up of a special website, where all interested in the project will be able to follow its latest developments, and which will provide content and resources that all teachers, educational workers and librarians will be able to use in their work with children.

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NSK exhibition spotlighting Croatian Glagolitic heritage as part of Croatian Book Month 2018 http://www.nsk.hr/en/nsk-exhibition-spotlighting-croatian-glagolitic-heritage-as-part-of-croatian-book-month-2018/ Thu, 25 Oct 2018 14:57:59 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=51590

Categories: Exhibitions

On 6 November 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb will host the opening of Croatian Glagolitic Heritage, the Library’s exhibition featuring the highlights of the Croatian Glagolitic tradition, which epitomises one of the most significant periods …

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On 6 November 2018, the National and University Library in Zagreb will host the opening of Croatian Glagolitic Heritage, the Library’s exhibition featuring the highlights of the Croatian Glagolitic tradition, which epitomises one of the most significant periods in the history of Croatia’s culture and whose legacy includes some of the greatest national treasures. The exhibition, which will be held under the slogan Proud to letter it in Glagolitic and remain on view until 15 December, is organised as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage programme and will present this remarkable old alphabet from the perspective of its historical development, typography, its cultural impact and contemporary use.

The oldest Croatian epigraphic monuments and thousands of pages of the most valuable books and documents written in Glagolitic bear evidence to a long and uninterrupted development of Croatian culture, which not only embraced the Glagolitic alphabet, but transformed it into a new, completely original writing system known as Angular, or Croatian, Glagolitic.

Throughout centuries, this brand new and markedly Croatian form of the Glagolitic alphabet has become one of the central symbols of the Croatian cultural identity. Such elevated status of Angular Glagolitic rests on the hardworking hands of stonemasons, weary eyes of scribes, zeal of Glagolitic priests, skills of Croatia’s oldest master printers, dedication of researchers, and the creativity and vision of enthusiastic individuals working in the creative industries.

Based on the knowledge of prominent Croatian researchers and specialist in the field of written heritage and its own rich collection of works belonging to the Croatian Glagolitic tradition, the Library will use modern technologies to present Glagolitic through several thematic units, ranging from various theories of the origin of Glagolitic, its geographical distribution, through Glagolitic scribes, chants and monuments, to the most representative Glagolitic manuscripts and printed books, and the modern use of the Glagolitic alphabet in communication, economy, culture and public life.

The exhibition represents the peak of the Library’s 2018 initiative focusing on the promotion of the oldest Croatian alphabet organised as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The initiative started with a campaign for the declaration of 22 February, which is already celebrated as the National and University Library in Zagreb Day, as the Croatian Glagolitic Day. It continued with the presentation of the first phase of the Library’s Croatian Glagolitic Heritage project and the related Glagoljica.hr online portal, and subsequently included a number of other public events, lectures and exhibitions.

The Croatian Glagolitic Heritage exhibition was organised with the aim of bringing greater public attention to the need for keeping alive and using this old alphabet in modern contexts, strengthening institutional cooperation focusing on its preservation and tirelessly promoting this guardian of the Croatian national identity and culture and its very backbone at the same time.

The exhibition, which is funded by the Croatian Ministry of Culture, will be held under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Government of the Republic of Croatia, Croatian Parliament and the City of Zagreb. Also, it will be held as part of Croatian Book Month, Croatia’s annual national programme aimed at the promotion of books and reading with a tradition of more than twenty years, which opened on 15 October 2018 at the Library of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and will be taking place until 15 November 2018.

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Opening hours from 31 October to 2 November 2018 http://www.nsk.hr/en/opening-hours-from-31-october-to-2-november-2018/ Wed, 24 Oct 2018 11:10:22 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=51536

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On Wednesday, 31 October 2018, the Library will close at 18.00. It will reopen on Friday, 2 November 2018, resuming its regular opening hours.

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On Wednesday, 31 October 2018, the Library will close at 18.00. It will reopen on Friday, 2 November 2018, resuming its regular opening hours.

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NSK marking European Day of Conservation-Restoration http://www.nsk.hr/en/european-day-of-conservation-restoration-at-nsk/ Thu, 04 Oct 2018 16:14:36 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=51131

Categories: Calendar of events, Highlights, Lectures

The National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) is preparing a special programme to mark the European Day of Conservation-Restoration (14 October), which is organised by the European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers’ Organisations. The programme, which will be hosted …

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The National and University Library in Zagreb (NSK) is preparing a special programme to mark the European Day of Conservation-Restoration (14 October), which is organised by the European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers’ Organisations. The programme, which will be hosted by the Library’s Preservation and Storage Department on Friday, 12 October 2018, will be open to the public from 9.00 to 13.00, with lectures and presentations on the development of the conservation-restoration profession in Croatia and the related challenges scheduled to take place from 13.00 to 14.30 in the Library’s side lobby.

The programme will be an opportunity for the wider public to get better acquainted with the activities of the department, which is approaching its 60th anniversary, and learn first-hand about its history from the conservation-restoration specialists guarding the most valuable treasures of Croatia’s written heritage. The visitors will be able to bring their own books or other paper material and learn more about how to protect and preserve them for the future.

The lectures will be delivered by Conservation-Restoration Adviser at the University of Dubrovnik Denis Vokić (A Path to Contemporary Conservation and Restoration), NSK Conservation-Restoration Adviser Dragica Krstić (Challenges to Sustainability in Conservation-Restoration Practices) and Manger and Chief Executive at the Crescat company Krešimir Jadro (Green and Environment-friendly Materials in the Protection of Cultural Heritage).

 

 

 

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Quote 1.10.2018. http://www.nsk.hr/en/quote-1-10-2018/ Mon, 01 Oct 2018 07:06:08 +0000 http://www.nsk.hr/en/?p=51032

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Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.

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Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.

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