Place of event
: Slovenski etnografski muzejAddress
: Metelkova ulica 2 1000 LjubljanaPhone
: +386 (0)1 300 87 00Fax
: +386 (0)1 300 87 00e-mail
: Event starts
: 11.10.2013Event ends
Slovenski etnografski muzej,Metelkova ulica 2
In this exhibition, doors are presented as objects of historical heritage offering an insight into the life of the residents of different parts of Slovenia. They tell stories about the people they were made by as well as those who lived behind them.
The exhibition brings together all kinds of doors and related objects, from Slovenia’s oldest known doors, keys, and locks sourced from various museums and private collections to modern, state-of-the-art examples. The doors tell stories about life in different parts of the country, the rise and fall of families, the development of homes, the understanding of privacy, openness and closedness, and everyday life and festivities.
The exhibition presents various aspects of doors as symbolic passageways, dealing also with keys and thresholds, which have a similar symbolic meaning as doors. It presents the symbolic power of doors as captured in beliefs, customs, habits, proverbs, sayings, etc. Apart from that, it also brings together poems, prose texts, paintings, and sculptures inspired by doors.