The opening of the exhibition "COVID-19 and the Plague: The Present in the Past" will be held on Thursday, September 10th at 8 pm in Lazareti, Dubrovnik's historical health centre.
The exhibition provides an insight into the history of the extremely successful anti-epidemic system of the Dubrovnik Republic, including Lazareti. In addition, it compares the specific epidemiological, economic and social measures implemented by the Republic of Dubrovnik with those implemented today in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The measures are strikingly similar, almost identical from keeping a physical distance to contactless payment. Little has changed in the fight against unknown infectious diseases.
The exhibition shows, among other things, how the Republic has successfully balanced between the plague and economic survival. Anti-epidemic measures have been carefully designed and disciplined and implemented with the main goal of ensuring trade stability.
The exhibition "COVID-19 and the Plague: Present in the Past" was created in collaboration with the City of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Heritage and the Institute of Historical Sciences of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Dubrovnik. The authors of the exhibition are Vesna Miovic and Zrinka Lucianovic.