This year, the National Museum of Contemporary History celebrates the 70th anniversary of its opening. In celebration, the Museum has prepared a grand exhibition: Museum (R)evolution 1948-2018, focusing on the four periods in the museum’s evolution and showcasing select objects significant for the 20th-century national history of Slovenia.
The anniversary exhibition summarizes 70 years of rapid changes and the evolution of the museum that first opened its doors after the Second World War as the Museum of National Liberation (Muzej narodne osvoboditve) (1948), the successor of the Scientific Institute of the Executive Committee of the Slovene Liberation Front (Znanstveni institut IO OF). In 1962, it was transformed into Museum of People’s Revolution (Muzej ljudske revolucije) and in 1994, into the Museum of Contemporary History (Muzej novejše zgodovine). In 2001, it was granted its present name – the National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia (Muzej novejše zgodovine Slovenije).
The exhibition Museum (R)evolution 1948-2018, enriched by wide selection of photographic material, offers an answer to the politics of European remembrance and European cultural heritage of the 20th century; with it, the Museum joins The European Year of Cultural Heritage.