The UNESCO Dolomites in Zagreb

The exhibition of work by Tappeiner is open until 10 July

Inaugurated on Wednesday 1 June at the National Archaeological Museum of Zagreb, the photography exhibition “Dolomiti – il cuore di pietra del mondo” (The Dolomites – the heart of stone on the Earth) has generated a lot of interest among the institutions and the public. The inauguration was attended by the President of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation Mariagrazia Santoro, the Director Marcella Morandini and Marketing Consultant Giuliano Vantaggi, together with Sanjin Mihelić, Director of the Archaeological Museum of Zagreb, Hrvoje Prćić, Editor in chief of National Geographic Croatia, Marieta di Gallo, Chairman of the associations of the National Italian Community in Croatia and Oskar Arlant, representative of the Italian minority in Zagreb.

The exhibition “Dolomites – the heart of stone on the Earth”

The exhibition has been organised jointly by the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation and National Geographic Croatia: 50 photographs taken with Georg Tappeiner’s Hasselblad take the visitor on an exciting journey through the territories which UNESCO inscribed on its World Heritage List in 2009. With rock faces in semi-darkness and swiftly moving clouds, Tappeiner’s photos release a primeval Dolomite force, even managing to capture shooting stars as they streak fleetingly across the sky, lighting up these natural cathedrals.

The exhibition will be open to the public until 10 July 2016.

Georg Tappeiner

Georg Tappeiner was born in Merano in 1964. He spent ten years in London working as an advertising photographer, later settling in Milan. In 2005 he began exploring the Dolomites, capturing the magic of the stunning natural beauty of the mountains designated a World Heritage Site. His photos have featured in a large number of magazines, including the Italian edition of “Geo” and the German edition of “National Geographic”. He has been a Supporter of the UNESCO Dolomites Foundation for a number of years now.

The Archaeological Museum of Zagreb

The Archaeological Museum of Zagreb was founded in 1846 and is one of the direct successors of the former National Museum, the oldest museum in the Croatian capital which opened in 1836. Its valuable collection, with more than 400,000 exhibits, is arranged into a number of departments: the “prehistoric collection”, from the Paleolithic era to the Iron Age, the “classical collection”, with Greek and Roman relics, and the “medieval collection”. The “Egyptian collection” is particular prestigious as it is the only one of its kind in southeast Europe. The most famous exhibit in the museum is undoubtedly the Mummy of Zagreb, bound in linen cloths and accompanied by the longest Etruscan text found to date. The “numismatic collection” is one of the largest and most important in Europe and the world. For more information:

9 JULY  – Google Cardboard and AKU

On 9 July 2016 the Foundation is holding an event in conjunction with AKU Italia, dedicated to walking in the mountains. Visitors will be able to experience the thrill of virtual reality firsthand thanks to Google Cardboard, as they walk the paths in the Dolomites which the Foundation has mapped with Google wearing AKU boots. We hope to see them soon, walking on their own two feet along the real Dolomite paths!