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History of the museum
Through its annual round of exhibitions and other events - Slovene (minority and expatriate communities), European and non-European - and through its rich educational programme and publications, it presents and reports on traditional culture in Slovenia and the culture of some other of the world's peoples, on the material heritage of both everyday and festive life, and on the intangible heritage of knowledge, values, skills, wisdom and creativity to be found in the Slovene ethnic sphere, both in the diaspora and elsewhere.
- Collections: the culture of economic activities and transport, crafts and trades, dwelling and clothing culture, social and spiritual culture and art sources
- Central ethnological archive and photoarchive, video library, ethnographic film, phonotheque and a museum library open to public
- SEM seeks to foster knowledge and appreciation of ethnological heritage among a broad public