Two memorial plaques for the former Rovinj printing house unveiled

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On the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the establishment of the Rovinj printing house “Tipografia Istriana”, and on the occasion of the exhibition “Otisci utiska – Odjeci modernog tiskarstva” at the Rovinj-Rovigno City Museum, open from December of last year and until the end of September, on this Tuesday, and at today’s fish market, where the printing house used to stand, two memorial plaques with the original logotype from the printing house’s memorandum of 1861 were unveiled.

In today’s fish market’ building, Antonio Coana from Venice established on 5 March 1859 the printing house Tipografia Istriana. It was the first modern printing house in Istria that left a significant mark on the social and cultural life of the residents of Rovinj and Istria. Printing took place at this location until 1950.

These mementos of Rovinj history were put up by the Rovinj-Rovigno City Museum and the Town of Rovinj-Rovigno, and were designed by Mauricio Ferlin.

Fabrizio Coana, the descendant of Antonio Coana, the founder of the first modern printing house in Istria, participated again in this event and the opening of the exhibition “Otisci utiska”, and gifted a plaque to the Museum and the Town as a show of gratitude.