The book (and online exhibition) presenting Croatian heritage was developed out of the need to create a kind of imagery that would give a review of cultural heritage in all its fullness, diversity and uniqueness. It is not a complete, scientifically processed and completed image that summarizes the entire heritage and connects each individual part.
The intention was to emphasize the main topics, to highlight the highest achievements of Croatia’s natural and cultural, tangible and intangible heritage. By seeing it in one place, we can follow its uniqueness in the national context, as well as its traces and links to the universal and European historical heritage.
I would like to thank all those who have contributed to this project through their professional work and knowledge, in the year when Croatia presides over the Council of the European Union in order to confirm the importance of joint cooperation and the European cultural identity, and, in particular, the initiators of the project, Croatian Conservation Institute and director Tajana Pleše, along with the members of editorial staff.
Minister of culture
Nina Obuljen Koržinek