trogir city museum
The complex of the Garagnin – Fanfogna Palace consists of two blocks of Romanesque and Gothic houses that, according to the project of Ignacio Macanović, was enlarged and unified into a whole in the second half of the 18th century. Today it houses the Museum of the City of Trogir open for visitors during the entire year – from October to May on workdays from 09.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.; in June and September it is open from Monday thru Saturday from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.; in July and August, it is opened every day from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
The main entrance into the palace with an antechamber and stairway was in the eastern side of the block – in the main city street, where today there is the exhibition area and one of the entrances into the permanent exhibition of the Museum of the City of Trogir that houses the rich Garagnin – Fanfogna library in the original interior from the early 19th century, the Archaeological collection presenting the earliest history of the Trogir area and the foundation of the town itself, a collection of the cultural history from the Middle Ages and the Modern Age presenting the town history from the 13th to the beginning of the 20th century, while the daily life of the 17th and 18th century is presented in the original ambiance of the salon – the living room of the Garagnin family.
The traditional way of living in the Trogir area is presented in the exhibition of the ethnographic collection. This part of the Palace presents also the room of Ivan Duknović in which his work is exhibited: Putto grbonoša (hunchback) and Our Lady with the Child. Another entrance into the Palace is through the yard and it is located exactly across the Northern city gate. From the yard, one enters the Stone Exhibition – a collection of stone monuments witnessing the construction and artistic tradition of stonemasonry workshops in Trogir.
In the area of the stone exhibition, the oldest urban layers of the town are visible – remnants of houses from the 2nd to 1st century B.C. and town streets and remnants of a tomb from the 4th century! A specialty of the Trogir Museum is the Cata Dujšin Ribar Gallery presenting the opus of this famous painter born in Trogir. Beside Cata’s opus, there is also the cross-section of the opus of the esteemed Croatian ceramist, Zlata Radej.