The ancient history
mag. Marjana Žibert
tel.: 04 201 39 57
The ancient history department collects and preserves objects of cultural heritage, artefacts that speak of the history of Gorenjska in centuries past. These items are also of value to the other museum branches and, in our work, we cooperate most closely with the Cultural History Department. Most of the preserved artefacts are from the 18th, 19th and the beginning of the 20th Centuries, the most important of which are: the bakers guild chest from Kranj, the market hand with a sword, a model for hand-painting clothes from the Pirc colouring workshop, a tablet with the recipe for Rundford soup and a ladle from Stražišče, items from the Razinger Post Station in Podkoren, the furnishings of an old inn kitchen, tourist rooms and other things. We also keep a collection of townspeople’s clothes, furniture and dishes.
The collection of postcards from the 1880s until World War Two, depicting the towns, villages and mountains of Gorenjska, is also quite extensive and varied. In the numismatic collection we can find coins and notes from the 18th Century onwards. The fine prints collection consists of documents from various institutions, such as factories, trades and so on, and also from individuals. This collection of documents is archival and concerns the period from the 14th to the 16th Centuries. A collection of old photographs speaks volumes about the private and public life of the Gorenjska people. We strive to make the material as coherent and readily available as possible to the visitors and general public.