Occasional Exhibitions

WRITING FURNITURE IN SLOVENIA. Stories of Beauty, Power and Values from the 16th Century to the Present

From April 15 to October 31 2016 at the National Museum of Slovenia – Prešernova

Written word has always crucially contributed to the advancement of society. In writing furniture of everyday use our European history and the spirit of our forbears are reflected. Sixty exhibits attest to excellent masters who knew how to lure the most out of the materials used and in shapes and ornaments express the mentality of their day. After five hundred years of the ingenuity of past designers and makers it is now the turn of the present generation. 
Discover what shapes have been invented for the one function of writing and in what brilliant styles of art they have been fashioned in. Marvel at the beauty and sturdiness of wood and other materials sourced at home and abroad, as well as the techniques of production used by  designers and makers. Meet the male and female users, as well as the places where these pieces were created and where they were taken by fate.
In the age of smartphones and computer tablets, the literate world fashions texts on touchscreens or by dictation, saving them electronically and less and less on paper. Special writing surfaces and storage are no longer necessary. Working environment whose pivot is writing furniture, however, remains.

Dogodki ob razstavi


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Na ogled od 18. maja do 18. novembra 2017 na Muzejski ploščadi Metelkova

Z izbranimi podobami iz bogatih in raznolikih muzejskih zbirk se predstavlja 12 slovenskih nacionalnih muzejev: Narodni muzej Slovenije, Narodna galerija, Prirodoslovni muzej Slovenije, Slovenski etnografski muzej, MG+MSUM (Moderna galerija + Muzej sodobne umetnosti Metelkova), Tehniški muzej Slovenije, Muzej novejše zgodovine Slovenije, Slovenska kinoteka, Slovenski gledališki inštitut – Gledališki muzej, Muzej za arhitekturo in oblikovanje, Slovenski šolski muzej in Muzej krščanstva na Slovenskem.
Razstava izpostavlja pomen in moč medsebojnega sodelovanja, odkriva kulturne zaklade, ki jih hranijo muzeji, oživlja muzejsko ploščad, sooblikuje javni kulturni prostor in poudarja vlogo muzejev kot nosilcev sprememb v družbi in spodbujevalcev dialoga o večplastnem razumevanju časa.


KELTI SO TÜDI TÜ. Traces of Celtic settlement in the Prekmurje region

Visiting archaeological exhibition
of the Pomurje Museum Murska Sobota

Open from 6 October to 26 November 2017 at the National Museum of Slovenia – Metelkova 







PATHS OF THE SAMURAI. Japanese arms and martial culture in Slovenia

Open from 31 May to 5 Novemer 2017 at the National Museum of Slovenia – Metelkova 
The figure of the Japanese warrior – the samurai – his weapons, fighting skills, and worldview have excited our imagination for at least a century and a half – since the land of the rising sun opened itself to the rest of the world after a long period of isolation. 
Samurai armour from the Edo period, 18th century, kept by the National Museum of Slovenia.


Temporary exhibition
Open from 9 March to 1 October 2017 at the National Museum of Slovenia – Metelkova

Slovenian modernist glass is characterized by harmony between its practicability and its esthetic appearance, reflected in simple geometric and clean lines as well as in absence of decor.


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