European Fortress Day




Presentation of the publication "Šibenik: Grad Tvrđava" (Šibenik: The City of Fortresses), published by the Public Institution in Culture Fortress of Culture Šibenik

(10:30 AM – 11:30 AM)



International conference "Audience Development and Cultural Management: The New Concepts for the New Models"

 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

The experts in cultural management, museology, and communication science fields will present today's trends in audience development alongside the best practices of including heritage in modern lifestyle. Afterwards, the discussion will take place among the speakers and the conference participants.

For details about the conference, click here.

You can apply to attend the conference via e-mali:


The aim of the conference is to encourage creators of local, regional and national cultural policies, as well as public institutions that manage heritage sites, to develop their own management models, and customize them to contemporary concepts and cultural practices of the 21st century - which are primarily focused on the audience development.

The audience development has been in the focus of the professional public's interest, for the past few years, as evidenced by the fact that the first conference organized by the Public Institution in Culture Fortress of Culture Šibenik successfully brought together exhibitors from Italy, Croatia and Slovenia - giving the event an international character. The intention of the Fortress of Culture Šibenik is to continue developing professional and public dialogue about audience development in culture on a national and international level, by organizing similar public gatherings, programs and projects. 



St. Michael's Fortress and Barone Fortress: Open Doors Day

(9:00 AM - 8:00 PM)

St. Michael's Fortress: Opening of the exhibition "The Architects of Defence: Profiles of the Authors of Šibenik's Fortifications From 16th and 17th Century"

Barone Fortress: Educational program for children: Workshops „Forgotten Arms“ and „Portrait of the Old Šibenik“

(10:00 AM - 12:00 AM)

The workshops are suitable for children from 6 to 12 years. The number of participants is limited. The application can be submitted via e-mail:

Public Institution in Culture Fortress of Culture Šibenik has joined the EFFORTS (European Federation of Fortified Sites) initiative of celebrating the European Fortress Day (EFD). The fortresses will host a three-day program from September 20th - 22nd 2018, organized by Public Institution in Culture Fortress of Culture Šibenik. The programme is intended for cultural experts as well to the general public and is supported by Croatian Ministry of Culture.