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- THE KOBARID MUSEUM
- THE MUSEUM OF BAROQUE
AT ŠMARJE PRI JELŠAH
- THE WORLD OF INSECTS
- GRAPHIC DESIGNER TOMATO KOŠIR
- SCULPTOR METKA KAVČIČ
THE KOBARID MUSEUM
This year marks exactly one hundred years since the breakthrough at the Isonzo Front, referred to as "the miracle at Kobarid”, which ended one of the bloodiest fronts of the First World War. The Kobarid Museum and many other monuments in the Posočje region now testify to the Isonzo Front, which took place over the western part of Slovenia’s territory.
THE MUSEUM OF BAROQUE AT ŠMARJE PRI JELŠAH
In 2015, the Museum of Baroque opened at Šmarje pri Jelšah, which is now home to 45 original, almost 300-year-old wooden sculptures that up until recently used to decorate the Way to Mount Calvary or the Stations of the Cross Chapel there. The Stations of the Cross, which are considered among the most beautiful in Slovenia, are set along the path winding from the foothills above Šmarje to the pilgrimage Church of Saint Roch.
THE WORLD OF INSECTS
Considering the size of its territory, Slovenia has the greatest biodiversity in Europe, with about 21,000 animal species living in this country. The largest group of animal species in the world are insects. About 900 thousand insect species have already been described, but experts estimate that actually there are several millions of them. This is a group of animals which represents the largest biomass.
GRAPHIC DESIGNER TOMATO KOŠIR
Tomato Košir is one of the most prominent Slovene designers of visual communications. For several years he has been making socially-engaging visual messages for the Saturday supplement of one of the leading dailies in Slovenia. These messages have won him numerous awards, both in Slovenia and abroad. At the same time, his messages are a rare example of a well-planned, ingenious approach to communication. Other works by Košir are also famous for the purity of their artistic language.
SCULPTOR METKA KAVČIČ
For about a decade, the sculptor Metka Kavčič worked as a conservator and restorer of cultural heritage, and then afterwards dedicated her time to sculpting. She works with clay, metal, stone and wood. One of her most interesting creations is a sophisticated and delicate metallic lace.