200th Anniversary of the National Museum of Slovenia - Set
200th Anniversary of the National Museum of Slovenia - Set for only GBP £0.70
The National Museum of Slovenia is the oldest museum in Slovenia. The idea of founding a national museum dates far back into the past, when the first steps in that direction were taken by Baron Žiga (Sigmund) Zois and his circle in the Age of Enlightenment. The direct trigger, however, came in 1821, when the participants of the famous Congress of the Holy Alliance in Ljubljana (aka the Congress of Laibach) drew attention to the fact that the Duchy of Carniola did not have a museum of its own. A proposal was put to the Provincial Estates, which on 15 October 1821 formally adopted the decision to establish a local museum. In the related proclamation, they emphasised that this proposed temple of culture would collect all manner of items relating to the nation’s creativity, the history of the province, national literature, man-made artefacts and the priceless riches of nature.