Dragana Lucija Ratković – new president of the Association of Mediterranean Maritime Museums

Time: from the 21st to the 23rd of September, 2009

Place: Rovinj

Organization: Eco Museum House of Batana, Rovinj

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During the meeting of the Association of Mediterranean Maritime Museums, which took place after the closing of the 15th Forum of Maritime Museums, Dragana Lucija Ratković, head of the Rovinj Eco Museum «House of Batana», was elected the new president of this distinguished professional association.

Elvira Mata, head of the Barcelona Museum, has been the president of the association for 15 years. On her suggestion the distinguished members of the organization have accepted Ratković as the new president. The seat of the association will remain in Barcelona.

By this decision the association did great honor to Croatia and especially our first eco museum «House of Batana», which has developed numerous acitivites connected to preservation of non-material maritime heritage of Rovinj and Istria during the past five years. This election also confirmed the importance of Croatian role in the context of Mediterranean maritime heritage.

Dragana Lucija Ratković is the owner of the «Muza» Company and in cooperation with the Town of Rovinj she started planning the collection of sacral heritage at the Franciscan convent. After that Ratković and the vice-mayor Marino Budicin created the Eco Museum «House of Batana».

Ratković also ideated and carried out the awarded cultural tourism project titled «Ogulin, home of fairytales», which emphasized the local cultural potentials of the town and the Karlovac region.

Info: www.batana.org

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