An article from The Art Newspaper on an exhibition on St Jerome:

St Jerome

Klimt:

An exhibition on Klimt, from the June 2021 online pages of the Apollo magazine

reproduced here with kind permision of the Apollo Magazine www.apollo-magazine.com

Please click here to read the original article

New book on Croatia:

Book on The Historical Geography of Croatia

A review of the book in 2021

Earthquakes:

  • Zana Matulic Bilac, senior conservator/restorer from Split, sends this SOS message. Donations gratefully received, either as outlined here (please click), or through our Trust, in which case, if you tax-paying UK citizen, the Trust will receive another 25% from the UK Government.
  • On Sunday 22nd March 2020, ZAGREB, the capital of Croatia, suffered an earthquake of 5.3 on the Richter scale.
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  • An article by Anna Somers Cocks on the earthquakes in Croatia
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  • Earthquakes shake Croatia again:
    Since the earthquake in March 2020 there have been constant tremors in Croatia, around Zagreb and the wider area. On Sunday 27th December an earthquake shook the countryside around Sisak and Petrinja, about 50km southeast of Zagreb. This was repeated on Tuesday 29th December, when a much stronger one, of over 6 degrees on the Richter scale, hit the same area. This is, luckily, a rural part of Croatia, sparsely inhabited, with little farms and holdings, small houses, mainly built by the local people themselves. Many of these people have now lost their homes, but thankfully only seven lives have been lost. There are great efforts going on in Croatia to help the homeless, some of them sharing quarters with their animals. This human tragedy requires urgent attention and we must hope and pray that with coordinated efforts help will reach all who need it as quickly as possible.
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  • On another note, over 30 churches in the diocese of Sisak have been badly damaged, some beyond repair, including, possibly, the cathedral in Sisak. Here we reproduce, with permission, an article written by Dr Stephen Bartulica, professor of political philosophy at the Catholic University in Zagreb and an MP, and published in “The Catholic World”, 6 January 2021.
  • There are also photographs of some of the churches which tell their own story.
  • Zagreb did not escape these tremors unscathed. The most lovely Baroque collegiate church of St Catherine in the Upper Town, which was badly affected in March 2020 and structurally weakened, lost a part of its roof. Further damage is recorded on the church of St Mark’s, the oldest architectural monument in Zagreb, also in the Upper Town. There will be more coming to our knowledge as time goes.

Flooding:

Peter Stormonth Darling:

  • We are extremely saddened by the sudden death of our Trustee, Peter Stormonth Darling.  Please click here.

John Julius Norwich:

  • We announce with great sadness the death of John Julius Norwich, Viscount Norwich.  Please click here.

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