Museum Summer Night brings 300 events across Slovenia

Maribor, 19 June - More than 75 museums and galleries will open their doors free of charge to visitors as part of the 19th Museum Summer Night bringing almost 300 events at around 160 locations around the country on Saturday evening until midnight. With the epidemiological situation improving, many more events than last year will be held live.

The Slovenian National Gallery.
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The Museum of Architecture and Design.
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Slovenia's biggest museum campaign is designed to promote museums and galleries as well as Slovenian cultural heritage.

It is organised by the Association of Slovenian Museum, for the last four years in collaboration with the Museum of National Liberation in Maribor as the coordinator.

Despite losing the Culture Ministry's financial support for the first time, the organisers went ahead with their well-established and well-received project, continuing to educate the public and promote various institutions promoting cultural heritage, the association's president Aleksandra Berberih Slana told the press earlier this week.

"And despite the inconsistent information regarding the Covid pandemic, a plethora of museums and galleries have decided to participate and have adapted well to the situation," she added at Thursday's press conference in Maribor.

The project's coordinator Simona Tripkovič said that several new organisations had joined this year either for the first time or after withdrawing from the project.

"This shows the vital importance of the Museum Summer Night for the promotion of Slovenian cultural heritage," said Berberih Slana.

Starting at 6pm, the Museum Summer Night will offer guided tours, exhibition openings, workshops for children or families, and concerts, while visitors will also be able to just explore history and art on their own.

Visitors are advised to check the entry conditions beforehand, as they vary from site to site.

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