Announcement of Fairs & Exhibitions in the Celje Regional Museum for 2018

In 2018, the Celje Regional Museum will present an exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the historical situation of those years in the city and the region. Besides, an antique fresco of the 1st century AD, which has been recently discovered by archaeologists during excavations in the Museum Square (Slovene: Muzejski trg), will be displayed in a separate hall.

In the settlement of Šentjur, a new permanent exhibition dedicated to the Ipavec family of composers will be opened. The key goal of the museum’s work remains unchanged that is to act as the leading institution in the field of cultural heritage protection in the region. In 2018, the Celje Regional Museum is also planning to intensify its international activities. Therefore, it is planned to expand cooperation with the museums of Celje’s partner cities and interact within the framework of international projects.

In 2018, the construction of the archaeological park Celeia Antiqua will also continue. A special exhibition ‘Steklo na Celjskem’ will be devoted to the production of glass in Celje and in those settlements of the region where glass workshops operated previously. The exhibition describes the history of the glass production development in the Celje region. It is accompanied by a large catalogue.

Discovering the unique antique fresco in the Museum Square (Slovene: Muzejski trg) led to the fact that the museum administration in cooperation with the local municipality plans to open a new exhibition centre connected with the interior of the Lapidarium[*] of the old Counts’ Mansion in Celje.

The Museum administration believes that last year they successfully reached the set goals, in spite of the repair and restoration works carried out in the Museum Square (Slovene: Muzejski trg), which significantly restricted the access to the Counts’ Mansion. Employees of the Celje Regional Museum reported that last year 25 thousand guests bought tickets to visit the museum and another 80 thousand people attended free exhibitions. Thanks to the development of tourism in the region, the administration of the museum expects to increase its attendance and attract new guests.


[*] Lapidarium is an exposure of the lapidary writing samples, which is an ancient writing executed on flagstones (including tombstones)