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Traditional Manufacturing of Children’s Wooden Toys in Hrvatsko Zagorje
Children's toys are an important segment in the development of every individual. Besides their educational role, they also stimulate imagination and form a child's personality.Wooden children’s toys are recognizable traditional products of Hrvatsko zagorje with a long history. Precisely in this area, a peculiar production of toys was developed in the 19th century and it has been preserved in some villages such as Laz, Stubica, Tugonica and Marija Bistrica.
Tošo Dabac, Life & Photographs, 1907 – 1970
Tošo Dabac - the greatest Croatian photographer of all times left a heritage of 200 000 photographs, majority of them to the City of Zagreb. In March 2006 Dabac’s studio (renamed in the Tošo Dabac Archive after his death) was passed to the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb for management. On the occasion of 100th anniversary of his birth the Tošo Dabac Archive will organize many art events during the year, and the whole project will culminate in October with the Month of Photography event promoting his studio as a place of creative photo gatherings.
Organs in Croatia
The significant part of the historic development of organs can be traced on 800 or so preserved organs, mostly of monumental value. The oldest archival data about organs in Croatia come from the 14th century, when they were mentioned as existing in Gradec in Zagreb, and in Dubrovnik city. At that time the Church of St. Stosija in Zadar got one into its possession.
On the way from central Croatia to the northern and central Adriatic, very soon after the passing through the tunnel of Mala Kapela, in the picturesque lowlying area crossed by the motorway, you will see a little village in the centre of which, on a small elevation, surrounded by ruins, rises the imposing mass of an old building. This is Sokolac Castle, which once belonged to the powerful Croatian dukes or princes of Krk; it includes one of the finest Late Gothic religious buildings in Croatia. In the restless times of the Turkish invasion, people sought security below its powerful walls, and so the settlement of Brinje developed.
Lacemaking in Croatia
Titian"s painting in Dubrovnik
Nikola Tesla: The Man who Lit up the World
The World"s Largest Neanderthal Finding Site
The Croatian Apoxyomenos
The new Museum of Contemporary Art building
Architectural Restoration Project: 18th-century Imperial border fortress at Slavonski Brod
Cultural and natural heritage of Croatia inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List
Croatian Artists at Venice Biennales