With the mediation of the Region od Istria, The Museum of the Poreč territory has enteterd the ADRIAMUSE project.
This project was born within the Program of Adriatic cross - border cooperation IPA Adriatic co-funded by the EU funds. The project involved 11 partners from both sides of the Adriatic sea: with the Rimini region as main partner, the other partnering organizations were IBC – Institute for arts, culture and natural history of the Emilia – Romagna region, Veneto region, IUAV – University of Venice, Pesaro – Urbino province, Campobasso province, Skupa srl, National museum of Montenegro, Skhodra municipality, Canton of Zenica_doboj and Istrian region. The project will be implemented on the area of the participating states with a border on the Adriatic sea (Italy, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania) over a 30 months period while the financial value of the project is 1.817.200,00 EUR where the 85% of the co-funding is represented by the IPA funds while the partnering organizations are participating with 15% of the total funds. Transbordering aims of the project are strenghtening of the relationships between partners and supporting the sustainable development of the Adriatic region by converging their activities and cultural tourism politics. The benefits for target groups by the end of the project will be kept by placing special transbordering aims:
- Strenghtening and integrating the existing network through a development of innovative informational and communicational tools and services that will become common infrastructure for exchanging knowledge, experiences and ideas and development of a harmonized working plan between the partnering regions.
Transformation of the museums in lively cultural center where activities goes beyond walls and attract the audience through the organization of events outside the museum's spaces that will present the offer of the museum itself.
Encouraging transbordering cultural exchange and events with the aim of enhancing the cultural consciousness of the citizens and other interest groups about the cultural and development potentials of the Adriatic region. The project will strenghten the relationship between EU countries, candidate countries future candidates through the exchange of information about the cultural, touristic offer of the Adriatic region by using new and existing networks. The best European museums have set an important information network with the aim to create an unique portal with relevant information about main exhibitions and permanent collections in European museums. (www.euromuse.net). Project AdriaMuse will enlarge the euromuse.net area of activity on cultural institutions of the Adriatic region. The partners will set a communication infrastructure that will ensure a mutual support between partners with the aim of increasing the availability of their cultural offer in a multilingual context that will include all the languages of the partners through the Web 2.0 tools. This project is set to help entities in tourism and cultural industries to implement innovative ways to attract audiences interested in museum collections, exhibitions and other cultural events. AdriaMuse as well wants to create a new meaning of cultural tourism by differentiating typologies of visitors and disseminating museum's activities outside its walls. To check methodologies and tools aimed to be used in the unified network, partners will organize pilot –actions on their own territories. The Museum entered the project by taking part in the informational network euromuse.net, by being represented in the guide through Istrian museums, by developing thematic videogames for the youngest visitors etc.
INTERREG III A / CARDS-PHARE B.A.R.C.A. - nell'Adrias Kolpos
The Museum was part of the european project Interreg IIIA / CARDS- PHARE B.A.R.C.A. - nell'Adrias Kolpos from 2005 to 2008. This project has the aim to create and develop cultural and scientific relations between candidate countries and EU memebers. The leader and main promoter of the project was the Italian institution Fondazione Parco Archeologico di Classe – RavennAntica from Ravenna. Along with the Museum of the Poreč territory, Croatian partners of the project were the City of Dubrovnik and the Center for interdisciplinary research of the Faculty of Philosophy in Split while the foreign participating institutions were three institutions from the southeast region: the Museum of East Bosnia from Tuzla, the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo and the Serbian Unity Congress from Belgrade, and the Italian partners the Province of Ravenna, the Province of Rimini, the City of Rimini and the City of Cattolica. Countries that are gravitating around the Adriatic region took part in the project which means they have centuries of historical and cultural connections. The development of the Region itself was the aim of the whole project, along with strenghtening the transborder collaboration of the participating countries. The project was funded by the Ministry of the sea, transportation and infrastructure. The museum of the Poreč territory have contributed to the initiative by realizing three museological projects:
1. Restauration of the objects from the Prehistorical collection and setting up the exhibition „Gradine prije grada“ (Castelliers before cities).
2. Educational workshops about mosaics „Porečki mozaici – prošlost u sadašnjosti“ (The mosaics of Poreč – the past in the present)
3. Publishing of a children's book „Kratka pripovijest o Zvanetu Nedostojnom, gospodaru palače Sinčić“ („A short history of Zvane the Unworthy, the master of Sincich Palace“).
Archaeological campaigns in Loron
One of the most important archaeological sites in the Poreč territory is Loron, situated on the opposite part of the marina in Červar – Porat in the Tar – Vabriga municipality. In that area was situated the biggest manufacturing plant for ceramics production in the Istrian region and wider from the 1st to the 5th century. The archaeological research have been conducted from 1994 through the international project „Istra i more“ (Istria and the Sea) where, along the Museum of the Poreč territory, are participating Institut Ausonius – Université Michel de Montaigne – Bordeaux 3, Topografia antica – Dipartimento di Archeologia dell’Università di Padova, Centre Camille Jullian – CNRS Aix-en-Provence and École française de Rome as well. The multidisciplinary and international team of experts was led by archaeologist and museum counsellor Vladimir Kovačić.
Restoration of the books from the Old and Rare books collection
Through the program „Interventi per il recupero, la conservazione e la valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale di origine veneta nell'Istria e nella Dalmazia“ (Interventions for the recovery, conservation and valorization of the venetian cultural heritage in Istria and Dalmatia), Italian region Veneto, from 2003 is financing the restauration of the oldest library fund from the Old and Rare books collection of the Museum of the Poreč territory. Those are extremely rare and precious books, printed in the 16th century. The books have become part of the Museum's Library funds with the donation of three important individuals: the nobleman from Kopar Gian Stefano Carli, the canonic from Novigrad, Pietro Radoicovich and the nobleman from Poreč, Nicolo' de Vergottini. The restaurations are partly funded by the Croatian Ministry of Culture and the Region of Istria. Thank to their funds, more than 40 books have been restored until today.