[BOOK PRESENTATION] Petar Nisiteo – the last polyhistor of Dalmatia

Milovan Buchberger: Petar Nisiteo - the last polyhistor of DalmatiaDear colleagues, associates and friends of the Stari Grad Museum,

we are pleased to invite you to the presentation of Milovan Buchberger’s new book Petar Nisiteo – Posljednji polihistor Dalmacije (engl. “Petar Nisiteo – The last polyhistor of Dalmatia”) on Thursday, 17 August at 9pm in the garden of the Biankini palace.

Petar Nisiteo – the last polyhistor of Dalmatia is Buchberger’s second book in the edition of Stari Grad Museum. The book about life and work of Petar Nisiteo has long been in the publishing plans of the Stari Grad Museum, and for the full monograph, a passionate and persistent researcher like Milovan Buchberger had to appear. This book reveals the extraordinary spirit and life of a man who marked the first half of the 19th century in Stari Grad, but also in the then Kingdom of Dalmatia, and in some areas of his activity throughout Croatia.

By his knowledge and breadth of interest Nisiteo is in the true sense the last “homo universalis” of Dalmatia. It is still difficult to see the true value of his work covering the broadest range of scientific disciplines. Although he is most commonly associated with the beginnings of archaeology in Croatia, he has also been seriously concerned with various natural sciences and the advancement of agriculture, and his social engagement (he was the mayor of Stari Grad for 15 years) has had an important impact on the spiritual climate of Stari Grad.

The book will be presented by academician Tonko Maroević, the director of Stari Grad Museum Aldo Čavić and its author Milovan Buchberger.

We look forward to your visit!