Renewing heritage 2020. goes on-line

08 October 2020


Department for the Preservation, Reconstruction and Lending of Traditional Costumes from Zagreb (Croatia) in collaboration with folklore ensemble „Lovor“ Trnjani is the organizer of the folk event "Renewing Heritage - Reconstructed Traditional Costumes Show". The event will take place on Saturday December 12th, 2020 at 19:30 in Cultural centre Travno (Božidara Magovca 17, Zagreb).

We would like to introduce reconstructed, newly made folk costumes on the show and thus encourage traditional textile craftsmanship and folk costume making. If you are making or if you are an owner of new folk costumes, we invite you to present the costumes and their designers on this show. The event is of a competitive character. The jury, formed of ethnologists and folklorists, will award prizes to individuals, groups, associations, craftsmen or enthusiasts who have made costumes.

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic measures and inability of organising the show on stage and inability of travel, we would like to keep the program by presenting  ALL of the costumes by video presentation. So we invite you to present you costume on video no longer that 5 minutes. This video will be shown to jury and during the program which will be broadcast with live stream.

The right to present at the show will have costumes for which the jury has previously assessed to meet the necessary professional and aesthetic criteria. You can find the contest regulations and the application form below. Please send the application form and other materials until December 5th 2020 at the following e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The propgram will go online on 19th December 2020. at 19 o'clock on Facebook page Posudionica i radionica narodnih nošnji, Culture Center Travno and on folk ensamble KUD "Lovor" Trnjani.

Briefly PIRN

The Department for the Preservation, Reconstruction and Lending of Traditional Costumes is a specialised institution for collecting, lending, reconstructing, renewing and preserving traditional costumes, folk costumes and traditional textile items. It encourages different uses of traditional and folk costumes in contemporary life and explores various ways of using them on stage. Through more than seventy years of collecting and reconstructing, the Department's collection has over 35 000 various textile items. All this makes this institution uniue in Croatia.

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