Stari Grad Museum
The Biankini Palace – Stari Grad Museum – was the neo-renaissance family home of the Biankini brothers dating back to 1896. Interior decorations from the period in which the palace was built have been preserved, whilst in the garden there is a century-old Deodar Cedar, which is of the same period as the building itself. Museum collections on the ground floor and upstairs tell us the tales of Stari Grad’s long history.
The hydro-archaeological collection is in fact a tale about the sinking of a merchant ship full of amphora that, in the 4th and 5th C., was sailing from North Africa to Pharia of the late antiquity period. The archaeological collection of artefacts tell us about the life of ancient Stari Grad – from the 5th century B.C. to the 7th 8th centuries A.D.
The Gelineo Bervaldi Salon invokes the times of the patrician salons from the end of 18th and the beginning of 19th C. whilst the Kapetanska soba (the Captain’s room) from the second part of 19th C. reminds us of the time when Stari Grad was a living port with large sailing ships. The works of art of two painters from Stari Grad - Juraj Plančić (1899 – 1930) and Bartol Petrić (1899 – 1974) together with other 20th C. Croatian painters can be seen in the permanent exhibition of the Juraj Plančić Gallery. Sometimes, other exhibitions are also on show in the gallery.
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