This issue marks the first time that our cover art is the work of students of the University of Zagreb’s Academy of Fine Arts. The back cover features the island of Dugi Otok, presented in this issue and wrapping up our two-year series on Croatia’s Adriatic
The “Croatia and the Projects of the Ethnic Croatian Minority Enclaves—The Bonds That Connect Us” virtual conference linked representatives of ethnic Croatian minority enclave communities from eight countries.
The autumn round was attended by sixteen participants from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Hong Kong, Croatia, Malesia, Peru, the USA and Great Britain, five of whom received financial assistance provided through the State Office for Croats Abroad.
This year’s nativity scene features ceramic figures created by sculptor Margareta Krstić and dressed in typical Croatian folk costume. The nativity scene was exhibited last year at the one hundred nativity scenes exhibition in Vatican City, whereupon Krstić donated the work to the Pontifical Croatian College of St Jerome in Rome.