Exhibition on Slovenian bee-keeping opens in Berlin

Berlin, 11 June - The Berlin Museum of European Cultures will open on Sunday an exhibition Buzzing Slovenia: Of Bees and People, focused on Slovenian bee-keeping as a lifestyle and Slovenia's close relationship with nature.

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Photographs, objects, beehive models, painted beehive panels and media stations will represent Slovenia's apiculture.

Related crafts such as candle-making, baking gingerbread hearts and jewellery design will be showcased as well.

The exhibition will feature works by contemporary Slovenian artists Saša Spačal and Polonca Lovšin.

According to the Slovenian Ethnographic Museum, the German architecture bureau Schroeder Rauch used sustainable materials to create the exhibition, highlighting Slovenia's respect for nature.

The opening of the exhibition will also kick off the 19th edition of the European Cultural Days.

This year Slovenia will be in focus of the four-week programme, featuring a panel on cultural heritage, workshops, concerts and tastings of Slovenian food and wine.

The exhibition, which will run until 14 April 2024 is the product of cooperation between both museums and the Radovljica Museum of Apiculture.

Slovenian bee-keeping as a way of life became inscribed on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage in 2022.

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