Exhibition catalogue of the month November is ”Knowledge without frontiers”. You may buy it with a 20% discount in our museum shop in Bistra near Vrhnika or order it by calling the number 01 750 66 70 or writing an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The catalogue presents fourteen individuals from different fields of science who migrated to or from Slovenian territory from 16th century to the present. Some of them are very well known in Slovenia and almost recognised as celebrity icons, while others are known only to a handful of experts. They are introduced with brief insights into their private and working lives and carefully chosen individual achievements.
Scientists and inventors have been migrating to and from other countries for very different reasons and quite often of their own free will. History is also witness to the fact that one can become a ‘stranger’ even without moving to a foreign land. There are many scientists and inventors who were born in one country, lived in another and died in a completely different one – all because the borders were moved or the countries changed.
For the exhibition, the authors Irena Marušič and dr. Estera Cerar received a “Valvasor Award”, the national award for unique achievements in the field of museology.