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

Luka Sorkočević

(Dubrovnik, 13 January 1734 – Dubrovnik, 11 September 1789) Luca Antonio Sorgo was a member of one of the most powerful patrician families in Dubrovnik. They were members of the old, “pure” aristocracy, from the ranks of which the highest state officials were elected.

When he turned 18, Luka was elected member of the Major Council and some of the services he systematically performed for the Republic were, the position of Rector of Lopud and Koločep, the position of a supervisor against wine smuggling, supervisor in the public theatre and the girl’s dormitory, and guardian of justice. In his youth he was devoted to music – his first and true calling. He studied in Rome from 1756 – 1763. After he returned to Dubrovnik, he was again elected into public service, which did not leave enough time for music. When he was 30 years old he married a noble woman from the Bonda family. With his family and brother Miho, he lived in the family palace opposite the cathedral (today’s Bishop’s Palace), and this is where he ended his life on 11 September 1789 by jumping out of a window. It was the consequence of kidney disease and frequent depression. Towards the end of his life he enjoyed spending time away from Dubrovnik, where he felt pressured by people around him who demanded his time not understating his most important profession. Despite his suicide, he was buried in the Franciscan church of Friars Minor with all the usual aristocratic honours.    

In 1781, the Dubrovnik Senate sent Luka to the court in Vienna as an ambassador, to strengthen the relationship with the new Emperor Joseph II. During his four-month stay in Vienna, he kept a diary in the Italian language. He encountered the most prominent European figures, who were also patrons of the arts. W. A. Mozart was in Vienna at that time, but they probably did not meet, however Luka met the famous librettist Pietro Metastasi and the opera reformer Ch. W. Gluck, whose works he praised. He had a particularly close relationship with J. Haydn who gave him a copy of his six string quartets. Luka returned to Dubrovnik with valuable experiences and music items that are today kept in the archive of the monastery of the Friars Minor. He composed works that are considered the first symphonies in the history of Croatian music. Luka’s music education books contain multi-vocal fugues, and symphonies he created in Dubrovnik and during his education in Rome with Rinaldo di Capua. Luka performed his symphonies in private concerts at his family palace and summer residences. He was an amateur musician whose works were on an equal footing with those of his European contemporaries. His style of music announced the Vienna classical style.