An Interpretation Center dedicated to the character and work of Petar Preradović opened in Pitomača

first_imgThe whole last year in the municipality of Pitomača was the year of Preradović, in which a series of activities marked the 200th anniversary of P. Preradović, and as a crown of everything, in the municipality of Pitomača, in Grabrovnica, the renovated house of Petar Preradović was opened to the public. is in the service of the interpretation center.  In the entrance part of the renovated House there is a multimedia exhibition “Virtual Reality” where you can see a 3D reconstruction of the birth house of Petar Preradović, which can be passed through as well as a large one multitouch display information on the tourist offer of the municipality of Pitomača, but also the surrounding area.  “What we offer is a different approach based on animation with multimedia content with expert guidance to meet all the requirements of visitors”Points out Danijela Rešetar from the Interpretation Center House of Petar Preradović. Thanks to the European Union and the funds of the Interreg Cross-border Cooperation Program Hungary – Croatia, within the project “Preradović & Csokonai”, the Municipality of Pitomača renovated and adapted the birth house of Petar Preradović in Grabrovnica, which was arranged as a modern interpretation center.  The second room of the exhibition brings visitors closer to Petar Preradović’s “military paths”, which are imbued with constant “slips” into the written word, exploration of language and poetic expression due to meeting and socializing with revivalists.  The third room of the exhibition is completely creative because it is dedicated to Preradović’s poetry. Flowers, Plants and Transplants (as the poet himself shared his poems in the Pervenci collection) is the basis for the interpretation of his work. Each of these three segments gives the characteristics of his poetic motives (romantic love, homeland, language, national pride koji) that arise from his attitude and thinking about life and the world.  The first room of the exhibition gives an insight into the earliest days, childhood and early school days by providing information about the characteristics of life in the homeland (which they will leave). The aim of this room is to give the characteristics of the homeland of the era in which Preradović lived in it with an emphasis on what marked life at that time on the political and linguistic border (border of military reservations and everyday rural life, border of multiethnic Slavic and monarchical Austrian, border between Croatian and German language). Preradović as a poet begins to “open up” to visitors (and writing with a thicker pen as an interactive element in the line-up, scents and sounds achieves engagement and multisensory). The attic is a place where the content of others about Preradović is presented, ie art, music, theoretical and other written works that talk about or present Preradović and his work, Preradović’s family and heirs and a homage to the first museum exhibition from 1968 and the people who does it work. It is a space where the visitor can view audio-visual records of Grabrovnica and the poet, listen to compositions based on Preradović’s poems, browse through his poetry collections.  The basement area is a meeting place between visitors and Petar Preradović in holographic form, but perhaps also the visitor with his consciousness, attitudes that are the same or different from the poet’s.   Photo: Kristijan Toplak, Virovitica-Podravina County You can visit the Petar Preradović House Interpretation Center from Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 to 17.00, and the visit is also possible outside working hours, but with mandatory prior notice, which is very important information for travel agencies.  You can see more about the Petar Preradović Interpretation Center on the website:  Preradović’s house was built in 1775 and has been renovated several times so far. The last major renovation was in 1968, when one of the first museums dedicated to a writer was arranged in it. After 50 years, the time has come for a new thorough renovation, but also the design of a new contemporary cultural and tourist attraction inspired by the poet’s life and work.last_img

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