Sisak's rich industrial heritage to be revitalised

A two-year, HRK 26.2 million project to revitalise the rich industrial and cultural heritage of Sisak for tourism purposes, including the so-called "Dutch House", was presented in that town some 50 kilometres southeast of Zagreb.

The project was approved by the Regional Development and EU Funds Ministry and it will be co-financed by the EU in the amount of HRK 20 million.

The 2,000 square-metre Dutch House, built in 1860 as a wheat warehouse, will be transformed to a facility housing a multimedia exhibition on industrial heritage, an art gallery, an exhibition of a collection of old audio devices, and a room for meetings and screenings.

The project also envisages, among other things, expanding the facility so that workshops can be organised and an archive could be set up there.

Sisak Mayor Kristina Ikic Banicek said that the same model would be used to seek money from EU funds for an archaeological heritage centre and for projects designed to transform existing unused buildings for cultural purposes.

Last update: Wed, 17/08/2016 - 16:07
Author: 

More from Croatia

U.S. official says fascistisation not visible in Croatia

A senior US official said on Monday that fascistisation was not visible in Croatia, as claimed by Serbia, which has...

NGOs recall 6 Dec 1991 army attack on Dubrovnik

The Documenta Centre for Dealing with the Past from Zagreb and the Human Rights Action and the Centre for Civic...

Netanyahu thanks Croatian PM for Croatia's assistance in fighting wildfires

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked his Croatian counterpart Andrej Plenkovic for the assistance...

FM talks controversial memorial plaque in Jasenovac

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier on Monday addressed comments that the government was not...

Croatia not ready to introduce dual education

Dual education or connecting the labour market with the education sector considerably reduces youth unemployment,...