Custodians of Slovenia’s cultural heritage
On Saturday, Museums on a Summer Night will be held in Slovenia, when numerous museums and galleries will open their doors to visitors at night. This year, institutions in 55 Slovenian towns will put on a total of more than 370 separate events.
Museums on a Summer Night will be hosted by 83 museums and galleries this year, including some that did not take part in the festivities in previous years. “We are the custodians of Slovenia’s cultural heritage, and on this occasion we want to present our museums and galleries and their programmes to a wider audience. In the last two years we counted around 40,000 visitors all over Slovenia during those six hours,” said director of the Museum of National Liberation in Maribor Aleksandra Berberih-Slana at a press conference.
On Saturday evening, the museums and galleries will put on various events at around 130 venues throughout Slovenia, to which they will try to attract as many visitors as possible and provide them with a wonderful evening. The events will include exhibition openings, guided tours of the collections in several languages, workshops for children, adults and families, talks and films.
The growing number of both participants and visitors shows that Museums on a Summer Night is a successful promotional event and that people are interested in Slovenia’s cultural heritage.
Museums on a Summer Night is held on the third Saturday in June from 6 pm to midnight. According to the president of the Community of Museums of Slovenia, the event brings positive results. “People see that museums and galleries are fun and they are happy to return. These events are particularly important for developing new audiences.”