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Explore Croatia's modern history, how life felt like under the communist regime of Yugoslavia, and why it all ended in the flames of the Homeland War. 

The Red History Museum founded in 2018, is located in the ground floor of the former 'TUP' graphite products factory in Gruž (Port of Dubrovnik), and since 2022 it has been officially registered in register of museums of the Republic of Croatia as one of the rare private museums in Croatia.


Red History Museum aims to explore, valorize and emphasize social, design, architectural, artistic heritage and political and economical system from the period of socialism in Croatia as well as its interpretation in the contemporary context trough temporary exhibitions.


Too rich heritage, often unfair but neglected with a certain time lag, it starts to be interesting to the general public again by launching such a project, has now become available to the public in the far south of Croatia - Dubrovnik. In this relatively short period of existence, it is a project that has been recognized by both professionals and visitors, and has become an indispensable place in the cultural offer of the city of Dubrovnik.


So far, the museum is through its paces educational, exhibition and entertainment programs gave rise to numerous projects as well as collaborations.

Ever since the end of the Homeland War, the Croatian public has been deeply divided by its own socialist history. This division, sharpened by the traumas of war, gradually grew due to the lack of reasonable discussion about Croatian society in Yugoslavia.



The lack of a national consensus about our past meant that in Croatia there was no specialized museum (state or private) that would deal with the complete history of socialism in the country, and the topic itself was considered better forgotten than solved - until the opening of the Red History Museum.


All the changes that took place during the socialist rule influenced the development of today's Croatian society, which is why the goal is to encourage dialogue, further research and learning about the history of socialism in order to bridge the divide of the past and responsibly move forward. For greater social impact, the community is involved in the development of the exhibition, and the local team behind the museum is focused on enriching Dubrovnik beyond the Old Town. Given that the museum itself is transforming the only remaining socialist factory in Dubrovnik, other projects are being developed alongside it as innovative urban interventions in culturally impoverished parts of the city.


Exhibition authors: Ivan Lujo, Krešimir Glavinić, Kristina Mirošević, Nino Glavinić
Texts:  Ivan Lujo, Krešimir Glavinić
Architectural design: Tomi Šoletić
Graphic / Product design: Kristina Mirošević

Lighting design: Marko Mijatović
Exhibition producers: Krešimir Glavinić, Nino Glavinić, Željko Henezi, Marin Glavinić
Translation: Katarina Bijelić Beti
Installation: Nino Glavinić, Marin Glavinić, Željko Henezi
Printing: Fotostar 

Photography: Hrvoje Margaretić

PR: Nino Glavinić, Marko Soče

Artifacts on loan from the Homeland war museum Dubrovnik

Photographic material provided by: Imperial War Museum London, Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) in Ljubljana, Homeland war museum Dubrovnik, Profesor Baltazar association,  private donations

Audiovisual materials provided by: the Croatian Radio and Television Archives, director Darko Bavoljak

Majeutika d.o.o. , Svetog Križa 3, 20000 Dubrovnik

OIB: 74530803121 

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