With the opening of two exhibitions in the Homeland War Museum in the Imperial Fort on the top of the Srđ Mountain the two-day commemoration of Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving and the Day of Croatian Veterans began.
These new exhibitions were opened on yesterday, Sunday the 4th of August, and both feature numerous interesting objects. "Orlando War Years 1991-1995", exhibiting artifacts from the museums fund and created by Varina Jurica Turk and the exhibition "Prisioners”, a guest exhibition by authors Josip Ivan, Ivan Ivan and Gordana Čep. Both exhibitions marked different occasions but both were intertwined, celebrating 600 years of Orlando in Dubrovnik and 11 years since the museum on the top of the Srđ Mountain was opened.
The Orlando exhibition highlights what this iconic landmark of Dubrovnik passed through during the Homeland War and includes many original photos and images.
Whilst the "Prisoners" exhibition touches on a painful topic in a different way - with sculptures wrapped in bandages of wounded people, who are broken as they are in the prisoner camps during the war.
A joint exhibition that shows the suffering of war and informs visitors of the hardships that Croatia passed through, certainly well worth a visit.