The biggest gallery venture this year brings the oldest Croatian flag to Zagreb
The biggest gallery venture this year on our cultural scene and the most extensive exhibition opens next week, September 24, at the Klovićevi dvori Gallery under the name "Ars et virtus Croatia - Hungary. 800 years of common cultural heritage. " Apart from being of great importance because for the first time the common cultural heritage of one of the longest-lived state communities in Europe - between Croatia and Hungary - will be exhibited in one place, this is also the first major exhibition to open this year in Zagreb after the pandemic. The fact that exhibits testifying to the historical role of Croatia on the cultural map of Europe will be exhibited speaks volumes about the importance of the exhibition.
The oldest Croatian flag from the 17th century with a Latin inscription arrives in Zagreb
Croatiae and the checkered coat of arms of the Kingdom of Croatia, which will be borrowed from the private foundation of the Esterházy family in Austria for the first time just for this occasion. For the first time, Pacta conventa, an agreement from the 12th century between the Hungarian king Koloman and the Croatian nobility, will be on display in Zagreb, and for the first time, the Croatian-Hungarian settlement and the Golden Bull will be on display. Important historical facts that are the basis of all textbooks on Croatian history, and which marked the long-standing connection between the two countries of Croatia and Hungary, will be presented at this exhibition, which after presentation in Zagreb, moves to the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest. With this exhibition, the Klovićevi dvori Gallery continues a series of magnificent exhibitions showing the significant role of Zagreb and Croatia in the cultural history of Europe. The first success was the exhibition "Challenge of Modernity: Zagreb - Vienna around 1900", which was viewed by a large number of visitors in Zagreb and Vienna. The Croatia-Hungary exhibition was supposed to mark Croatia's cultural presidency of the Council of the European Union, but was postponed to the second half of the year due to a pandemic. The exhibition can be viewed at Klovićevi dvori until November 22, after which it will move to the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest in December. Under the new circumstances, the Hungarian Museum is also preparing a virtual tour of the exhibition for all those who will not be able to visit the museum in Budapest.