• Letter of Ivana Brlic – Mazuranic


    Why we organize and program for adults? Isn’t Ivana Brlic – Mazuranic writer for children? – These were only several of questions that we were asked regarding our project Ivanomania.

    But, when adult read Ivana’s work it can’t stay indifferent – whether it believes or not in fairy tales. That feeling gave us inspiration for our project that we organize every year.

    Since there is no offer for adults in time of manifestation ‘In world of fairy tales…’, that was also one stimulus in realization of our idea. Can’t adults feel fairy tale?

    We got confirmation of our believes recently, and from Ivana Brlic – Mazuranic herself. In letter from 1925. where she answers to certain Mr. Mihail next:

    “.. tell him that those stories I spoke directly, as adult; that I spoke stories to myself, again adult and that my endeavor was that all ethics, esthetics and philosophy that I keep in me, implement in those stories . After that, that wasn’t child literature for me – it is only childish in that real and pure ethics and philosophy can not be different but naive…”


    Ivana Brlic Mazuranic - pismo

  • NGO Lima and Brlicevac visited Rijeka

    NGO Brlicevac and NGO Lima visited Villa Ruzic in Rijeka where Ivana Brlic – Mazuranic spent most of her summer days.

    Since we are in preparation od project for 2014, we decided to go to Rijeka, visiting Ivana’s ancestors Matilda Ruzic and Theodor de Canziani Jaksic.


    Vila Ruzic - Stol Ivane Brlic Mazuranic Vila Ruzic - Radna soba


    We brought to them expo of Tihomir Sarajcic ‘Iron See’ as presentation of our work in Slavonski Brod.

    Villa Ruzic is representative object that encourage on thinking about legacy and significance Croatian history, culture and art. Complete interior bring You to the past immediately.

    Thanks to Theodor and his interesting stories we found out so much interesting facts related to relations and work of Brlic and Mazuranic families.

    More about Villa Ruzic here.

    We talked about cooperation in program Rijeka – Slavonski Brod – Ogulin regarding Ivana Brlic – Mazuranic.



    Vila Ruzic - Theo de Canziani Jaksic Vila Ruzic - Dnevna soba