On 4th April 2012 in the Kula Galery of the Lošinj Museum, the poster exhibition by Jasminka Ćus Rukonić the »Coats of Arms and Symbols from Veli Lošinj« opened. A dozen posters provide the review of the history of municipal symbols of Veli Lošinj, in Croatian, English and Italian. Veli Lošinj achieved a separate municipal status only during the French rule in 1808 but since then it has used emblems of municipal identity. However, the exhibition also shows the arms of noble families, appearing on the Lošinj houses facades, on the wellheads and on the graves. As a separate curiosity, the exhibition also presents the signs of fraternities, craftsmen and merchants, testifying the social structure of this small, but wealthy community. Each coat of arms and sign is designated with a catalogue number shown also on a Veli Lošinj map so a visitor may walk around the city and locate them in-situ. In this way the exhibition and its catalogues (issued bilingually in Croatian-English and Croatian-Italian) have become a special tourist treat for guests who want to see more.
The exhibition remains open until 15 October 2012.
Courtesy of the author, we are able to present the poster contents as PDF: Jasminka Ćus Rukonić »Grbovi i znakovi Veloga Lošinja«, Lošinjski muzej, 2012. (3 MB, Croatian, English and Italian)