- Project Author: Damir Fabijanic and Igor Skunca
- Running time full version: 12 '30"
- Production year: 2004
- Executive producer(s): Marino Budicin and Dragana Lucija Aydemir for Ecomuseum Batana
- Directors: Damir Fabijanic and Igor Skunca
- Cameraman/woman: Fab d.o.o., Zagrebmontaza: Ivan Marusic Klif
- Editor: Zagrebmontaza: Ivan Marusic Klif
- Author of the script: Damir Fabijanic and Igor Skunca
The Batana Ecomuseum: documenting and presenting traditional shipbuilding skills
The Batana Eco-museum through its varied research programmes based on knowledge, respect for cultural heritage and dialogue, inclusion, innovation, its interdisciplinary approach and use of multimedia evaluates, protects, interprets, recreates, presents and communicates tangible and intangible maritime heritage and actively reinforces the cultural identity and uniqueness of Rovinj. The Eco-museum’s mission and main goals are conveyed and implemented through its principal elements: Spacio- an old canteen, the little shipyard in front of the Museum, two thematic routes, the regatta of traditional wooden boats and The House of Batana, local title muòstra, the central interpretation and documentation space with a permanent exhibition.
The central interpretation space is a multimedia exhibition: the short and concise accompanying text complements the diverse visual content (museum objects, drawings, archival and modern photography, films, slide projections and interactive exhibits). A unique method of using innovative new technologies (digital cameras and computers) was used for the purpose of documenting traditional shipbuilding skills, resulting in a compact 15 minute slide projection, which in the permanent exhibition, explains the two-month’s process of building the batana boat Oûn rìgno (Kingdom). The boat was built by Francesco Budicin at the time an 80-year old batana constructor who used these technologies in documenting his own work. As there is only one person left actively building batanas in the traditional way, the video is not only an innovative way of presenting intangible heritage integrated in the exhibition but its other purpose is to document our past and educate our community for the future.