250 museums and heritage institutes throughout Croatia will be free tonight
The theme of the 14th Night of Museums is “Museums – Innovations and Digital Future”
- February 01, 2019 11:30
- Monika Dimitrova
The 14th Night of Museums, a cultural event held across Croatia in which entry to museums and cultural institutions is free, will take place today, 1 February 2019. Museums, galleries and other cultural institutions are opening from 6 pm to 1 am with free admission. The main theme of the 14th Night of Museums is “Museums – Innovations and Digital Future.”
The annual event, which is traditionally held on the last Friday in January, aims to accomplish one of the basic strategic goals of the Croatian Museum Association which is to implement activities which deal with the perception of museums as heritage institutions, institutions of identity and important participants in the sustainable development of tourism. Museum Night encourages activities that develop curiosity as a motive for visiting museums, museums as institutions of knowledge, and also a space for fun and meaningful leisure activities.
The first Night of Museums in Croatia started in Zagreb in 2005 as a pilot project with 6 museums. In 2011, there were more than 300,000 visitors. In 2015, 260,000 people turned up to visit over 200 museums and other cultural institutions in 100 cities and towns.
Source: Croatian Museum Association