The Mighty Guardians of the Past: Castles in Slovenia
Apr 18 - Nov 17 2019
Grajska Planota 1
Cities have always been stunning our imagination. With their importance and validity, and with their might and strength, they proudly remind us of the past role of ombudsmen, towns and borders, as well as their noble inhabitants. Castle walls protect many of the stories and legends that wandered around them and deeply embedded in our consciousness. Most often in ruins, rarely preserved or even maintained, medieval castles still have synonyms for that distant time, usually referred to as feudalism, although castles were actually created only in its mature age, from the 11th century to the beginning of the new era , and they replaced them in the valleys, and more comfortable castles were laid on the plains. The central thematic exhibition of the Ljubljana Castle in 2019 shows Slovenia as a castle country. The exhibition, with the exposure of five Slovenian castles and their associated personalities, which marked our past, and with various photographic materials and models, illuminates the rich heritage that the castles preserved over the centuries. The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of dr. Ivan Stopar, an art historian, conservator and casteologist, who with his decades of original and passionate work brought Slovene castle heritage closer to people.