|About the museum:
Labin Museum honors the memory of one of its most famous citizens, Matthias Flacius Illyricus (born in Labin in 1520 and died in Frankfurt in 1575), through an exhibition dedicated to this renowned reformer, theologian, philosopher and church historian. The exhibition is located on the first floor of the former Francovich palace. The museum is located in the old town centre, and houses a collection of stone monuments featuring medieval inscriptions and coats of arms on its ground floor.
The life of Matthias Flacius is presented in chronological order. Information about his most important theological and scientific activities is shown through photographs and labels. Copies of his outstanding literary works Ključ Svetoga pisma, Magdeburške centurije, Katalog svjedoka istine, and Glosa are on display, along with more than 200 books, pamphlets and other works.
The artistic interpretations of Matthias Flacius’ life and works are particular to the exhibition: a copy of Flacius’ portrait, made by the painter Eugen Kokot, based on the original located in Jena; Flacius’ mural map of Istria, made following the template by the cartographer Pietro Coppa from 1525; plaster busts of Matthias Flacius and Baldo Lupetina, by the sculptor Mate Čvrljak; Flacius’ bronze relief medallion, by Želimir Janeš; and other related items.
The exhibition also offers an interactive display which enables visitors to search for additional information about Flacius in four languages. The display is envisaged as a kind of replica of the collection's website.