Ljepota lažnog sjaja
"Fool`s Gold Beauty" - exhibition of forgeries from the Police Museum collection

The purpose of the exibition of the forgeries from the collection of the Police Museum conveniently entitlet Fool`s Gold Beauty is to warn about the unscrupulousness of the black market intentionally aimed at deceiving well-intentioned, yet naive and inexpert art buyers.

free entrance
L4 — Multifunctional Hall 4
Dubrovnik, A Scarred City
„Dubrovnik, A Scarred City“ Exhibition

Exhibition 'Dubrovnik, A Scarred City: The Deconstruction and Restoration of Dubrovnik 1991-2000' was opened on October 1st 2019 in the 2nd hall of the renovated Lazareti Complex as part of a program to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the start of the attack on Dubrovnik.

20 kn
L2 — Multifunctional Hall 2
Linđovi koncerti
Linđo Concert

Every Tuesday and Friday at 21:30 h, from August 25th on, enjoy Linđo Concerts in Lazareti.

120 kn
L6 — Linđo
Mirko Ilić: The Second Before the Catastrophe – Comic Strip, Illustration and Design
Mirko Ilić: The Second Before the Catastrophe – Comic Strip, Illustration and Design

With the exhibition Mirko Ilić: The Second Before the Catasrophe – Comic Strip, Illustration and Design curated by Marko Golub & Dejan Kršić Dubrovnik public will have a chance to find out why is Mirko Ilić after more than four decades still one of the most interesting graphic designers and illustrators and why he is a global star.

slobodan ulaz /free entrance
L4 — Multifunctional Hall 4


Alternative biographies

Jakov Lukarević

(Dubrovnik, 1547 – Dubrovnik, 22 May 1615) The centuries-old conflict and rift in the Dubrovnik patriciate can be traced back to the beginning of the 13th century, to 1205, when Dubrovnik, after the tragic death of Rector Damjan Juda, fell into the hands of the Venetian Republic. The rift continued after the end of Venetian rule (1358) and continued throughout the “golden age of Dubrovnik” in the 15th and 16th centuries. The conflict culminated at the beginning of the 17th century, and particularly its latter half, so relationships in the Dubrovnik patriciate became irrevocably damaged in the 18th century and remained so until the fall of the Republic in 1808.

Findings about this centuries-old rift provided us with a key to understand certain individuals and their activities, including the life and work of the Dubrovnik patrician and historiographer Jakov Lukarević (Luccari) and his contemporaries, like the Benedictine historiographer Mavro Orbini, that could be understood in this context. Jakov Lukarević was born in 1547, as the son of Duke Petar Lukarević and Mare Bonda. In accordance with the social role of the patrician class, Lukarević became a member of the Major Council in 1571, and as a prominent patrician performed an entire series of duties in the service of the Dubrovnik Republic. He was a member of the Minor Council, judge in the Criminal Court, and twice the tribute ambassador. He sailed almost the entire Mediterranean, and travelled overland through Pannonia, Bulgaria all the way to Turkey. In 1605, his great historiographic work entitled Copioso ristretto de gli annali di Rausa was published. The work is composed of four books, and contains excerpts from Dubrovnik chronicles about the Republic from its establishment until 1604. The work itself was dedicated to Marin Bobaljević (Bobali), a Dubrovnik patrician. In the introduction Lukarević tells him that he considers historical writing to be “the most difficult task a man can impose upon oneself…” Jakov here makes a clear distinction between historical events and personal interpretations, the latter always being influenced by prejudice and passions, which is the heaviest burden of historical writing. This conscious remark about the relativity of interpretations of historical events perhaps best describes the political climate in light of the rift in the Dubrovnik patriciate, that was reaching its culmination point, during the so-called Great conspiracy (1609 – 1612), at the exact time he was writing his work. The centuries-old conflict between the two clans, led by the Gundulić family on one side and the Bobaljević family on the other, sharply divided the other patrician families, so based on this division the Lukarević family became part of the Bobaljević clan. Lukarević’s work completely confirms this membership, not only by its dedication to Marin Bobaljević, but with its content as well, especially his interpretations of key events in Dubrovnik’s history. However, even with these “shortcomings,” Lukarević’s work is in accordance with similar historiographies of the time. Like Jakov, the Benedictine historian Mavro Orbini, author of the Kingdom of Slavs (1601), dedicated his work to the same Marin Bobaljević. In it, Bobaljević appears as a powerful patron, who financed the publishing of many books and had always been willing to give his wealth for his homeland. And although these two important authors praise his name, merits and virtues, what they do not mention is the fact that Marin Bobaljević was also a murderer, who fled Dubrovnik after he murdered Frano Gondola in 1589, one of the greatest lawyers and diplomats in Dubrovnik. Unlike the Bobaljević clan, which openly stood with the then European anti-Ottoman movement, the Gundulić clan tried to preserve a diplomatic balance between the Venetians and the Ottomans. Thus, the old patriciate rift was also reflected in the new era.