WIT Press


The Batana Of Rovinj - Rovigno

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MH050201

Volume

79

Pages

11

Published

2005

Size

3,254 kb

Author(s)

M. Budicin, D. L. Ratkovic, L. Benussi & P. Petruz

Abstract

The multidisciplinary project \“Batana of Rovinj - Rovigno” is a result of the potential of alive maritime tradition nourished by the community of Rovinj. The objectives of the project are research, protection, transmitting, and presenting oral tradition, material and non-material heritage of the batana, and enriching the offer of heritage tourism of Rovinj, Istria, and Croatia. The eco museum \“The Batana House” is the basis of the project, which, among other things, stimulates a more systematic research of the traditional construction of the batana and a more systematic nomenclature of the constituent parts of the vessel in the native Italian dialect of Rovinj that this article will present to the scientific community for the first time. Keywords: oral maritime tradition, non-material maritime heritage, stakeholder and grassroots community, heritage tourism, eco museum, flat bottom vessel, traditional process of construction, constituent parts, nomenclature of the vessel in the native Italian dialect of Rovinj. 1 Introduction This article will address the following issues: 1. What is the batana of Rovinj and what is its significance for the Town of Rovinj and its inhabitants? 2. What are the purpose and the objectives of the project \“The Batana of Rovinj – Rovigno”? 3. How \“The Batana House” museum was made, what is its mission and its concept?

Keywords

oral maritime tradition, non-material maritime heritage, stakeholder and grassroots community, heritage tourism, eco museum, flat bottom vessel, traditional process of construction, constituent parts, nomenclature of the vessel in the native Italian di