International Museum Day 2020

Location: web and Slovenian Theatre Institute - Theatre Museum
Date: 18. 05. 2020

This year’s International Museum Day is dedicated to the theme Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion. Slovenian museums celebrate it digitally this year, with a joint virtual booklet. Slovenian Theatre Institute – Theatre Museum joins the virtual booklet with a presentation of the remains kept in our museum from the site of the Narodni dom in Trieste, which was burnt down by Italian fascists a hundred years ago, on 13 July 1920.

 

REMAINS OF THE EXTINCT COEXISTENCE

Hundred years ago, on 13 July 1920, the Italian fascists, with the assistance of Italian army troupes – the fire brigade was not allowed to intervene – burned the Slovenian Narodni dom (the National Hall) in Trieste (Slovenian name: Trst) to the ground. Narodni dom represented the centre of the Slovenian national core in Trieste.

A mere glance at the place of this vile attack and the remains of the Slovenian national domicile allowed numerous Slovenian inhabitants of Trieste to sense the aggressive rampage clearly. The scarce remainders of the building were preserved with respect, one evidence of this being the exhibited box which is taken care for at the Slovenian Theatre Institute – Theatre Museum.

The item is accompanied with the sign: »Statue is a gift of Anica Martelanc, the daughter of a builder of Narodni dom in Trieste. She found it in the ashes after the building of Narodni dom was grounded in flames. The plate, fork and spoon, originating from the restaurant of the Balkan Hotel, were found by Anton Požar, a member of the Dramatic Society

Box with items (tableware from the restaurant of the Balkan hotel and a statue) from the ruins of Narodni dom in Trieste, d 27 x w 28 x h 8 cm. Photo by Andrej Ovsec, Iconotheque SLOGI – Theatre Museum.

Anton Požar, a member of the Dramatic Society, had presented the artefact to the actor Rado Nakrst in 1956, Nakrst handed it over to the Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste in 1970. Since 1989, it has been preserved at the Slovenian Theatre Institute – Theatre Museum.

 

In Pursuit of a Theatre. From the Jesuits to Cankar and E-exhibitions of Slovenian Theatre Institute – Theatre Museum

In Pursuit of a Theatre. From the Jesuits to Cankar, our permanent exhibition offers a beautiful view of the beginnings and the main currents of Slovenian theatre, its integration with European cultural activity, and its role in the forming of the Slovenian national consciousness.

On the International Museums Day, we kindly invite you to exclusive free public guided tours at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. through the permanent exhibition In Pursuit of a Theatre. From the Jesuits to Cankar. For individual visitors the exhibition will be opened form 9 am and 4 pm. Free admission. We will take 3 visitors to each guide, prior registration is required at slogi@slogi.si. When visiting, please follow the instructions for visitors during the covid-19 epidemic.

In May we also offer admission free guided tours for groups of 3 visitors upon prior arrangement at at slogi@slogi.si.

We also kindly invite you on the tour through our other e-exhibitions.

 

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Slovenian Theatre Institute

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