Exhibitions

World under world

Permanent exhibition "World under World" in the cave Vrlovka in Kamanje was opened on 28th of October 2009. Visitors of this tourist cave can view this exhibition during their visit, as the exhibition is placed in the entrance part of the cave. Pieces of the ceramics and cave animals can be seen in the exhibition showcase. On the richly illustrated billboards cave animals and interesting facts of the Vrlovka cave are presented. Some of the most important caves of the Kamanje area are also presented.

Opening of the exhibition marks the end of the Project "Biodiversity of subterranean fauna of Karlovac County", financed by the European Union through PHARE 2006 progeramme. For that occasion catalogue of the same name was published.

Authors of this exhibition are: Jana Bedek, Hrvoje Cvitanović and Krunoslav Mlačak

Hidden cave treasure of the Dubrovnik area

Dubrovnik Natural History Museum was opened on 17th May 2009. At the opening ceremony numerous exhibits from the end of 19th century and the first opening of the museum was presented. A new part of the permanent exhibition called “Hidden cave treasure of the Dubrovnik area” was also opened to the public in the ground floor of the Museum.

75 photos of cave animals, chambers and channels, cave maps and drawings are presented within this exhibition. It is showing a great biodiversity of cave species and the importance of conservation of underground habitats and fauna. Authors of the exhibition are: Roman Ozimec and Daniela Hamidović. Organisers of the exhibition are: City of Dubrovnik - Department of Environment and Spatial Planning, Dubrovnik Natural History Museum and Croatian Biospeleological Society.

In the Heart of the Mountains

On 11th December 2009 exhibition In the Heart of the Mountains was opened in the town of Opatija. Organizers of the exhibition were Public Institution Priroda and associates R. Ozimec, M. Randić i S. Šišić. Authors of the photographs are: D. Bakšić, I. Glavaš, K. Miculinić, D. Pelić, G. Polić and R. Ozimec. On the opening ceremony a documentary film "Pantera spelaea" from the pit Vrtare male was shown and a lecture New species of cave pseudoscorpion in cave Biserujka was held by Roman Ozimec. Poster and exhibition catalogue was published.

Mljet Underworld

Exhibition "Mljet Underworld" was presented to the public on 19th December 2008 in Speleogallery of the town of Kastav in cooperation of speleological club S.U. Estavela and Croatian Biospeleological Society. Two years of extensive fieldwork of CBSS for the preparation of the book "Guide-book through the Mljet Underworld" is presented in the exhibition. Research and exhibition plan was made by team of experts from different fields: geologists, paleontologists, archeologists, cave divers and biologists.

Total number of caves and pits on island Mljet after this exploration increased up to 28. Deepest pit of the National Park Mljet was discovered – Jama na Brekalcima which is 77 meters deep. Deepest pit of the entire island was also found and explored – pit Međugrađen which is 102 meters deep. Numerous interesting cave animals presented on this exhibition were found. Some of them present new species for Croatia, island Mljet and also for science.

Exhibition was later also presented three times in Zagreb in library Tin Ujević, library Sesvete, Galerija Oblok and International Fair Mineral Expo. Leaflet on 12 pages both in Croatian and English was published thanks to the financial help of Public Institution of National Park Mljet.

Authors of the exhibition are: Helena Bilandžija, Branko Jalžić, Jana Bedek, Tvrtko Dražina, Marko Lukić, Kazimir Miculinić, Martina Pavlek and Domagoj Perkić. Members of the S.U. Estavela aslo contributed to the exhibition: Maja Sulić, Letricija Linardić, Andrija Rubinić i Dalibor Reš.

Karlovac County – Cradle of Croatian Biospeleology

Exhibition Karlovac County – Cradle of Croatian Biospeleology was opened on 15th December 2008 in Karlovac City Museum. Exhibition was organised by Croatian Biospeleological Society, Public institution Natura Viva and Karlovačka County together with Ministry of Culture.

Rich history of Biospeleological research is presented through numerous photographs, drawings and sketches of cave animals and caves. 20 cave type localities from which 39 taxa were described are situated in Karlovac County. For this exhibition poster and desk calendar was printed. Authors of the exhibition are Roman Ozimec and Hrvoje Cvitanović.

Exhibition was also presented on 21st May 2009 in premises of City Library Ivan Goran Kovačić in town Karlovac and on 21st May 2010 in premise of Udruženje obrtnika in town Ogulin.

Karst Treasure of Ravna Gora

Exhibition Karst Treasure of Ravna Gora was opened in September 2008 in the city of Varaždin. The exhibition shows the results of speleological and biospeleological research conducted by the Croatian Biospeleological Society. Leaflet of the exhibition was also published. Authors of the exhibition are Roman Ozimec, Dubravko Šincek, Jana Bedek and Marko Lukić.

How to meet Machaerites kastaviensis?

In October 2008 S.U. Estavela and Croatian Biospeleological Society organised an exhibition “How to meet Machaerites kastaviensis?” in Speleogallery in Kastav. Text of the exhibition and leaflet was written by Roman Ozimec and published by S.U. Estavela. Members of the S.U. Estavela participated in setting up the exhibition: Dalibor Reš, Letricija Linardić, Andrija Rubinić, Maja Sulić, Sanja Antolič and Maja Rađenović.

Biokovo

Permanent exhibition “Biokovo” was opened on 02 August 2007 in presentation center “Gornja Brela” in Nature Park Biokovo. With this exhibition a general overview of the natural beauties and richness of Biokovo’s flora and fauna should be presented to the visitors of the Nature Park. At the present time only a first part of the exhibition is opened containing parts: life in the underground, speleology, quaternary fossil findings and a part of geology and zoology.

Part of the exhibition “Life in the underground” is set up in cooperation with Croatian Biospeleological Society. A short history of the exploration of the cave animals is presented together with the characteristic of cave habitats and adaptation of cave animals. Only the most famous out of numerous endemics of cave fauna are presented with photos and text. Biokovo Mt. is pointed as one of the richest mountains with cave fauna in Croatia and in the world.

Presentation center “Gornja Brela” is opened for visits between May and October from 09,30 AM to 16,30 PM.

Exhibition is made through cooperation of the Nature Park Biokovo, society Brolanenses, Croatian Natural History Museum and Croatian Biospeleological Society. Authors of the part of the exhibition “Life in the underground” are: Branko Jalžić, Marko Lukić and Helena Bilandžija.

Download leaflet of the exhibition here.

50 Years of Speleology in Town Karlovac

A part Biospeleology of the exhibition 50 Years of Speleology in Town Karlovac was made by Hrvoje Cvitanović and Roman Ozimec. Exhibition was organised by SO PD Dubovac.

Photographs are taken from internet sites of SO PD Dubovac.

Tracing the Footsteps of the Gromača Caveman

Exhibition Tracing the Footsteps of the Gromača Caveman – Life in Dubrovnik's subterranean Karst was presented in Museum Rupe in Dubrovnik in 2005. Organizers of the exhibition were: Town of Dubrovnik - Department of Environment and Spatial Planning and Croatian Biospeleological Society. Two of the most important caves were presented on the Exhibition: cave Močiljska špilja cave and cave Špilja za gromačkom vlakom. Rich cave fauna of these caves and caves of the surrounding area are presented. Exhibition catalogue was published both in Croatian and English language. Exhibition was moved after Dubrovnik to the Karlovac City Museum and Varaždin City Museum. Part of the exhibition can be seen today in the premises of the Croatian Biospeleological Society. Concept of the exhibition was made by: Jana Bedek, Marijana Franičević, Branko Jalžić and Roman Ozimec.