Exhibition Bestiarium Antiquum
December 29 2022. - February 16 2023.
The Gallery is closed on Mondays, Sundays and holidays.
The Night of Museums January 27. 6 pm - 1 am
Conceptually, the exhibition Bestiarium Antiquum presents items from the Greek and Roman collection of the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, mostly those that have never been exhibited or published before. The items are presented through the prism of purpose, decoration, zoomorphic symbolism and a wider cultural and religious context, while the visuals of the exhibition offer a broader view on the relationship of ancient man and animals.
Scholars such as Aristotle, Aelian, Pliny the Elder and Seneca studied their anatomy and behavior. Greek and Roman authors such as Plutarch, Aelian, and Pliny the Elder wrote about animals in works on ethics, morality and natural history. Writers of prose and poetry, but also historians such as Homer, Aesop (the author of famous fables), Herodotus, Lucretius, Oppian, Ovid, Diodorus Siculus and Cassius Dio often used animals in their fables to tell stories and illustrate human experiences.
The most obvious and far-reaching difference between life in the ancient world and today's mechanized and technologically developed modern age is visible in the incomparably more important and extensive role played by animals of all kinds in antiquity. There was hardly any aspect of human life - be it production, movement, warfare or even leisure, in which animals did not have to participate.
The exhibition Bestiarium Antiquum supports the activities of the Association for the Welfare and Protection of Animals - LePas. At the exhibition, visitors can donate to support the work of LePas.
Social networks of the Association for the Welfare and Protection of Animals - LePas
Organizacija izložbe: Arheološki muzej u Zagrebu
Autorice izložbe: Hana Ivezić, Jana Kopáčková (AMZ)
Autorice tekstova: Hana Ivezić, Jana Kopáčková (AMZ)
Grafičko oblikovanje izložbe: Nena Gačić, Srećko Škrinjarić (AMZ)
Fotografije predmeta na izložbi: Igor Krajcar
Likovni postav izložbe: Hana Ivezić, Jana Kopáčková (AMZ)
Tehnička izvedba izložbe: Ivan Troha
Marketing i odnosi s javnošću: Davorka Maračić
Partneri na izložbi: Muzej Mimara, Hrvatski prirodoslovni muzej, Druga perspektiva
Financijska potpora: Grad Zagreb, Arheološki muzej u Zagrebu
Foto: Figurica tigrice, bronca, rimsko razdoblje, nepoznato nalazište /Igor Krajcar AMZ