Native Faith. Cult Stones and Gifts
Rafael Podobnik has donated his ethnological collection “Native Faith. Cult Stones and Gifts” to the Regional Museum Goriški muzej. The collection comprises 65 exhibits collected between 1992 and 2018 between the Trenta Valley and the Kras region. The exhibition bearing the same title is accompanied by a catalogue, video and Podobnik's photographs, which complement the exhibits with intangible contents.
Of Animals and Humans
This visiting exhibition from the Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb discusses a few key topics connected with the relationship between animals and humans: animal domestication, hunting, the meat industry, animals in folk art, symbolism, the attitude towards sacred animals, and the question of the importance attributed to pets in the past and present.
Viktor Ullmann – Witness and Victim of the Apocalypse
The Austrian Jewish composer Viktor Ullmann witnessed the poison gas attack at the Isonzo Front near Bovec during the staging of the 12th Battle of the Isonzo on 24th October 1917 during World War I as an artillery observer in the Austro-Hungarian Army; in World War II on 18th October 1944 he became a victim of poison gas in the German concentration camp Auschwitz. In 1943 and 1944, Ullmann finalized the composition of the opera The Emperor of Atlantis or The Disobedience of Death at the Terezin concentration camp. He had drawn the subject matter for this opera from his personal experience of World War I at the Isonzo Front.
Temporary Border. Life and Longing in Zone A (1945–1947)
This exhibition commemorates the 71st anniversary of the creation of the western Slovenian border. It outlines the life in the area of Venezia Giulia before the border was created in 1947, and through the memories of the local population reveals the complex relationships within the region at the time of the Allied Military Government (AMG).