The building of the City Museum of Rijeka, opened in 1976 in the immediate vicinity of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral, is presently under renovation. Works on the so-called “Cube” building commenced in early August, the renovation including the wiring, lighting, air conditioning, and security systems. The security system renewal comprises all its components, which means the fire protection system, video surveillance, and alarm system. All these interventions are required for the building to become equipped according to most recent highest museum standards.
The interventions must be completed by the opening of the exhibition “Unknown Klimt” in July 2020. Moreover, the building must be ready in May next year to enable the scenography of the exhibition to be prepared and the items of Gustav Klimt to be accepted. All the works in the interior of the building will be subject to this organizationally and technically demanding exhibition. Among other things, the Museum sanitary spaces require an upgraded rearrangement and integration of an access ramp for the disabled, in compliance with the requirement applicable to public institutions, especially museums.
The works on the “Cube” are carried out as part of the energy renovation project, whereby the renovation of buildings owned by the City of Rijeka is partly funded out of EU grants. The renovation of the Museum is a project worth HRK 3.092 million, of which HRK 791 thousand is covered by EU funds.
Until the completion of the works, there will be no exhibitions in the “Cube”.