June 1. 2014 - May 31. 2015 Step into Emona, a city that developed 2000 years ago along the left bank of the Ljubljanica River. Get acquainted with the old Emonans, loyal Roman citizens. See how they lived, their rituals and values. Extraordinary Roman achievements still echoed through the 20th century. How? Come to the City Museum and see for yourself!
February 17. 2015 - December 15. 2015
Archaeology Up Close – Museum Archaeologist Martin Horvat and his Field Experiences from 1988 to TodayHow would you act if you found a medieval vessel with a knight’s coat-of-arms, potentially with the knight’s heart inside, at the location where you expected to unearth prehistoric graves? Who would you select, out of your team of archaeologists, to reassemble a child’s skeleton? What is left to do when the tent temperature hits -15 or +35°C, or the stench is unbearable? How to convince construction workers to hold off work for a week or to install underground stages instead of scaffolding, so that underground archaeological research can continue?
March 13. 2015
On 13 March 1935 the city council of Ljubljana founded the City Museum on one of their regular session. The mission of the new museum was to collect “all artefacts with a view on the history of Ljubljana, their role in Ljubljana in a spiritual and national sense and their influence on the development of modern Ljubljana.” Among several possible locations, the city council selected and bought the Auersperg Palace for the museum’s home. Two years after the foundation of the museum, on 15 September 1937, the first permanent exhibition was open to the public.more