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28.05.2014. - 04.06.2014. / Rijeka

Kvarner festival of the sea and maritime tradition.

FIUMARE 2014 - programme:

3rd Fiumare Sea Festival
1st Festival of the Mediterranean Maritime Heritage (FMMH)
28th – 31st May 2014

The Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral – Rijeka (PPMHP), the Fiumare Sea Festival Organization Board and the Tourist Association of the City of Rijeka

The Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral wish to bond the 20th AMMM Forum of Mediterranean Maritime Heritage, to be celebrated in Rijeka in May 2014, and the 3rd Fiumare Sea Festival with the will to create a new event. This will be the 1st edition of the Festival of Mediterranean Maritime Heritage (FMMH) dedicated on this occasion, and organized for the AMMM members and the Croatian maritime societies and communities. The Festival has the objective of disseminating and presenting maritime heritage and promoting the exchange of experiences. All AMMM members are welcomed to participate actively in the FMMH.


Wednesday, 28th of May

Arrival of participants

Until 18:00h Setting up of stands 3x3 m and equipping them for the presentation of FMMH participants

20:00h Opening of the exhibition in the Fish market of Rijeka

Thursday, 29th May

12:00h Opening of the 3rd Fiumara Festival and the 1st FMMH – Port of Rijeka

12:30h Brunch for participants of AMMM and FMMH (offered by Fiumara Board)

12:00 – 14:00h FMMH events (presentations of museums, heritage, performances etc.) at port of Rijeka

19:00h Opening of the exhibitions in the City Museum of Rijeka and the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka
Cocktail party in the PPMHP garden

30th May 2014 Friday

9:00 – 14:00h FMMH events at Port of Rijeka

14:00 – 16:00h Sailing trip by Naval School sailing ship for the AMMM and FMMH participants along the coast from Rijeka to Opatija Riviera (lunch on the ship offered by Fiumare Board)

18:00h Beginning of the party on the Rijeka’s port terminal

20:00h Night ship promenade in the port of Rijeka for the AMMM and FMMH participants

31st May 2014 Saturday

09:00- 14:00h FMMH and Fiumare programmes

11:00 – 12:30h Sailing by traditional boats for the AMMM participants

14:00- 16:00h Traditional boats regatta in Rijeka’s port

18:00h Party at Rijeka port's terminal

Saturday is the departure day for AMMM members and FMMH participants. However, they are invited to stay and enjoy the Fiumare Festival, which will continue until Sunday at 14.00h.

20th Forum of the Mediterranean Maritime Heritage
Living culture and its musealisation: Environment, migrations, diet and languages
Rijeka, 28th – 31st May 2014 

What is the image of the Mediterranean today? Vines and olive trees which border the blue sea line, earth scorched by strong sun and hard wind, bare rocks and high mountains, small green patches of land with fruit and vegetable gardens. This is a space of extremes and contrasts. The lands of the Mediterranean, like the islands, were isolated from one another, but people always intermingled by virtue of trade, war, adventure or immigration. Each region struggled to preserve its own flavour and character in the midst of an extraordinary mixture of races, religions, customs and civilisations. On top of it all was the climate; the climate determined the harvest, and the harvest determined the life. (Clifford A. Wright: Climate, Harvest and Seasons in the Mediterranean)

Following the good practice of the AMMM to perceive and analyze maritime heritage in two of its aspects: tangible and intangible, the living culture at this Forum will be presented through the scope of four topics (environment, migration, diet and languages), taking into consideration museum practices, their responses towards historical heritage as well as challenges of today. Moreover, this forum will be connected to the 1st Festival of the Mediterranean Maritime Heritage which will be an opportunity to present museums’ work to a wide audience in the city of Rijeka.

To work in a museum and to deal with heritage is not only about to talk about the past, it is also to give answers to current social problems and needs of society, caring for and promoting its identity. When we refer to maritime heritage, to which extent are we aware of a specific Mediterranean environment? Are traditional economy and maritime affairs in accordance with natural landscape and do they shape a specific Mediterranean cultural landscape? To which extent does the abandonment of large maritime industry (shipbuilding) influence changes in our cultural landscape?

Migrations are a huge problem in the Mediterranean today but they were also present in the past. To what extent changed migrations the cultural map of the Mediterranean? How do museums respond to this problem? What is the relationship between maritime heritage and migrations?

When we talk about food we think of a specific Mediterranean diet. UNESCO proclaimed Mediterranean diet as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity because diet is not only about food. It is about a way of living. The Mediterranean diet constitutes a set of skills, knowledge, practices and traditions ranging from the landscape to the table, including the crops, harvesting, fishing, conservation, processing, preparation and, particularly, consumption of food. How are these aspects presented in museum practice? Can museums work on general public awareness of the importance of good nutrition based in tradition?

Mixture of cultures and ethnicities in the Mediterranean resulted in richness of languages and dialects. However different people have found a common language or a lingua franca. What is a lingua franca? Do languages of maritime affairs exist? How do languages help create a common Mediterranean heritage?

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