Exhibition created by Katarina Ivanišin Kardum and Pero Tutman

Exhibition design by Katarina Ivanišin Kardum and Ivana Dražić Selmani

Duration: from May 17, 2012 to December 31, 2012

About the exhibition: The preparation of the leatherback turtle, Dermochelys coriacea (Vandelli, 1761) is among the most valuable of the natural history objects in the Dubrovnik Natural History Museum. According to the account of the Dubrovnik natural historian Baldo Kosić, the sea frog, as he called it, was taken in 1894 off the islet of Sveti Nikola close to Budva, Montenegro. In the two parts of the exhibition, “about the sea frog (Kosić, 1896)” and “A Cold Case of 1894”, the issue of its fate before its arrival in the museum is considered and research methods of Kosić’s time are compared with contemporary investigative methods.

The catalogue is available in the museum shop.