Sunday, 19 May 2019
Ivana Smilović

Ivana Smilović

Ivana Smilović – a senior journalist at The Dubrovnik Times. Born and raised in Dubrovnik, Ivana (or Smile as she is known to all) graduated Media Studies from the University of Dubrovnik. A book worm, coffee addict and want-to-be world traveller Ivana brings her unique local insight, connections and general optimistic and well smiley feel to the Times.


International Museum Day was established in 1977 by the International Council of Museums, and since then on May 18th, it has been celebrated every year in more than 35 thousand museums. This year's theme is: Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition.

As part of the celebration of the International Museum Day, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) Dubrovnik prepared an interesting program for people of all ages on Saturday, May 18th.

In the MOMA Dubrovnik program starts at 10 am with a free art workshop for children related to the theme Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition, led by academic painter Ivana Miloglav Ivankovic. Due to the limited number of participants, you must apply for the workshop by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling: 020/638 234.

In the Gallery Dulcic Masle Pulitika, within their traditional program Saturday Coffee in the Gallery, starting at 10 am, a professional guidance is organized through the newly opened exhibition by Kristina Restovic "Tourists’’

In addition to the prepared programs, visitors will also be able to see the current exhibitions. At the MOMA Dubrovnik there is an exhibition by Zlatan Vehabovic "In the lead sky", as well as the permanent exhibition featuring selected works from the rich collection of the Museum of Modern Art. In the Dulcic Masle Pulitika Gallery there is an exhibition ‘Tourists’ by Kristina Restovic, and at the Atelier Pulitika a permanent exhibition with the selection of works by Duro Pulitika from MOMA Dubrovnik collection.

The entrance to all three exhibition venues of the Museum of Modern Art will be free of charge, and MOMA publications, posters and MOMA canvas bags will be sold at with 30 percent discount.

The City of Dubrovnik today, in order to celebrate the 600th anniversary of putting up of the Orlando’s Column on May 13th, 1419, organized a shooting of millennium photograph by the well-known photographer Sime Strikoman around Orlando’s Column.

Everybody who carry the same name – Orlando or Orlanda – were invited to join the Dubrovnik children and form the number 600. These photos are truly remarkable!

Learn more here: Did you know – 2019 is the year of Orlando

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All photos by Sime Strikoman

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic is on the state visit to Canada and yesterday she met with the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Having said that Canada presents a home to one of the largest Croatian communities outside the Republic of Croatia, President Grabar-Kitarovic during the talks with Prime Minister Trudeau pointed out the contribution of the Croatian community to Canada not only in the development of strong relations between our two countries but also in its contribution to the overall development of Canada .

Cooperation in the field of science and education is extremely important for the overall development of relations between Croatia and Canada, the President said, expressing satisfaction with the fact that there is a wide range of cooperation between Canadian and Croatian universities, including two centers for Croatian studies at Waterloo and Toronto universities. Grabar-Kitarovic also expressed gratitude for the Croatian language being integrated into the system of primary and secondary education in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.

Speaking about economic co-operation, President Grabar-Kitarovic said that the Croatian government is constantly working to improve the investment climate and the legal framework to help entrepreneurs from both sides by means of measures that provide equal conditions for business and investment for domestic and foreign companies, expressing the conviction that Canada will recognize Croatia as a destination for investment.

Prime Minister of Canada Trudeau congratulated the Croatian Presidents for taking over the presidency of the Council of Women World Leaders, the only organization in the world dedicated to the women in charge of these duties, which the President thanked and praised Canada's leadership in promoting gender equality and empowerment of women, as well as dedication to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.

Duo MarGo, made by guitarist Goran Perisic and violinist Marko Simovic, will perform in the Rector’s Palace tonight at 9 pm, as a part of Dubrovnik Musical Spring organized by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. 

According to the estimation by the critics, their temperament, combination of these instruments and the rich repertoire they manage, ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary authors, the Duo MarGo represents the true refreshment, both for the performers themselves and for the audience that accepts this duo with enthusiasm.

This interesting duo that has been playing together since 2007 will bring the Dubrovnik audience on a real musical tour and the program is:

H.V.Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras (Bach in Brazilian mode)

A. Piazzolla: History of Tango

B. Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances

Tickets are available in the office of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra on business days from 9am to 2pm, in Luza, in the gift shop Dubravka at Pile and at the Perla Adriatica agency at Ploce. Tickets can also be purchased in front of the entrance an hour before the concert begins.

Long vacations are splendid, but not many can manage to escape from their jobs and other responsibilities for weeks. That's why short breaks are a real hit and just recently The Mirror offered a list of best cities in Croatia that need to be on your radar!

-We're talking breathtaking architecture, heaps of history and culture to discover, eye-catching landmarks and generally quite a budget-friendly offering – it's written in the article that brings six best Croatian cities you'll want to add to your bucket list.

And on the first place, there it is – our beautiful city of Dubrovnik!

-Dubrovnik's popularity soared after it served as one of the Game of Thrones filming locations and fans got a sneak peek of its stunning Old Town with its picturesque walls, cobbled streets and breathtaking surroundings. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Old Town boasts eye-catching architecture, beautiful Baroque churches and some pretty impressive fortresses – the Mirror writes, adding that you'll need about two or three days to explore everything, and if you have time, you should visit the Banje Beach.

The article also explains that Dubrovnik can get busy because it's a cruise holiday hotspot.

Other cities on this attractive list are: Split, Zagreb, Pula, Sibenik and Zadar. See the full article here.

Exhibition of works by Kristina Restovic, a renowned graphic artist, will be open at the Dulcic Masle Pulitika Gallery on Thursday, May 16th at 8 pm.

Exhibition ‘Tourists’ is a story about "touristic" Split, which the generation of the author born in the seventies got to meet only recently. Presented graphics from 2014 to 2017 are actually the final product of one, essentially performative act by the author - the research of the movement of tourists, their paths and their presence within the same routes where she was walking too. All of the graphics are created on the basis of her computer-generated and artfully-modified photographs, which are then mirrored by the author on the zinc plate and subjected to her primary graphic media, classical bakeware and dry needles. Regardless of the fact that the author approaches filming of tourists with great respect and with no negative feelings, in her artwork she shows that, like she said, we share "the same space but not the same reality".

It shows lines of view, movement formation, focuses on contemporary tourist attributes - hats, luggage and cameras. Restovic is particularly attracted to the photographing if the photographing process that initiates the double relation between the viewer and what is viewed (the author who captures the tourists who are photographing), but in every whitish graphic communicates an unknown horizon of the tourists, since we know what they are watching, but we do not really know what they actually see. By interpreting the phenomenon of tourism in Split and the surrounding islands (Hvar), the artist also diagnoses all the summer Mediterranean cities and the hectic atmosphere that is overwhelmed by tourist visitation. The curator of the exhibition is Rozana Vojvoda, senior curator of the Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik.

The exhibition will stay open until Sunday, June 30th.

In the past week in the area of Police Administration of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County there were ten traffic accidents, one with death case, while three persons got heavy injured and three got light injuries. There were three traffic accidents with material damage.

By carrying out traffic control measures, police officers have taken 347 repressive measures against the perpetrators of traffic offenses, out of which 127 measures taken due to speeding, 35 measures due to improper stop and parking, 27 measures because of non-use of the seat belt, 28 measures because of improper overtaking, 31 measures because of driving with expired license, 7 measures against drivers who were driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol and 7 measures because of using mobile phone while driving.

Police officers of the traffic police, during tomorrow, Friday, May 10th, will undertake increased supervision of moped and motrocycle drivers. The action will last until 10 am to 6 pm. 

The goal of announcing this type of actions is to prevent accidents and motivate drivers to follow the traffic rules, making them and other participants in traffic feel safer.

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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