As Culturenet relays, a complete online cultural heritage register of the Republic of Croatia can be found on the Ministry of Culture’s web pages. This is a collection of all protected cultural goods of the Republic of Croatia headed by the Ministry of Culture. This site provides the possibility of looking up any given cultural treasure by following a series of parameters. Each protected treasure is documented via a photo in its current state, which provides valuable insight into the context and actual manipulation of heritage.
An integrated Register of Cultural Goods consisting of three lists (the Protection of Cultural Goods List, the List of Preventively Protected Cultural Goods, and the List of Cultural Goods of National Significance) was implemented by the Act on Protection and Preservation of Cultural Goods in 1999, and the former practice of managing the Register of mobile and immobile monuments within individual Regional Institutes has been abandoned.
The project of developing an integrated cultural heritage information system included implementation of a program with a series of databases from the cultural heritage protection field, clustered in five groups on the local IT network.
Simultaneous work on the system from dislocated Conservation Departments was made possible in developing a new web-oriented system of the Register of Cultural Goods, and access to basic information on protected goods generated by the system has currently been made public and is available to all users.
In publishing the Register, as the Ministry points out, a goal has been realized within the Strategy of Protection, Preservation and Sustainable Economic Utilization of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Croatia (2011-2015) which was the starting point of the development of the entire information system of cultural heritage. The importance of publishing the Register lies in the execution of anti-corruption measures as one of the Croatian government’s top priorities.
We suggest you delve into the Register to gain awareness of various cultural heritage goods that are protected, and which you possibly didn’t even know existed in your surroundings.
* Hvar lace from agave strings
* Trogir urban complex
* Honey trade in the regions of northwest Croatia and Slavonija
* Cultural landscape of ‘Starogradsko polje’ (the field of the Old Town in Hvar)
* Eufrazijeva bazilika, Poreč (The Eufrasian Basilica in Poreč)