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Exhibitions in SEM

Permanent exhibitions

Man and Time: From Monday to Eternity
from 02.07.2024
The exhibition shows people's perception of time, their working, leisure and festive time, as well as the influence of time on the way of living in different stages of life and socio-cultural...
Man and Time: The First 100
from 22.06.2023
In its 100 years of operation, the Museum has collected some 40,000 objects of Slovenian and non-European cultural heritage ...
Plečnik's Lectarija
from 02.06.2022
… honey products and candles, craft knowledge and cooperation, friendship, love, and the stories of two families connected by Ljubljana and the Slovene architect Jože Plečnik …
Entrance to the exhibition Between Nature and Culture
from 09.03.2006
The treasure of the museum collections - the Slovene and world culture heritage of everyday and festive life with over 3000 exhibited objects

Temporary exhibitions

Asia in the Heart of Ljubljana: The Life of the Skušek Collection
from 29.05.2024 to 31.08.2025
We invite you to discover the exciting story of the Austro-Hungarian naval officer Ivan Skušek Jr., who returned to Ljubljana with his family from war captivity in China over a hundred years ago. He...
Intertwined Worlds: The Non-European Collections in the time of the Non-Aligned Movement
from 09.05.2024 to 08.09.2024
60th anniversary of the establishment of the Museum of Non-European Cultures in Goričane
from 25.04.2024 to 08.09.2024
personal exhibition by Nina Zdravič
The exhibition presents the Berber arts and crafts as the carriers of memories interwoven with the stories of people and places.
Folk art between home and the world: the SEM’s and IRWIN’s NSK Folk Art collections
from 22.10.2021 to 18.08.2024
An exhibition where Slovene folk art meets the global folk art of NSK State.


A Sea of Cigarette Butts: Man in the Time of Plastic
from 28.03.2024 to 19.05.2024
This exhibition presents the presence of plastics in the sea as a result of waste cigarette butts.
Ponikovske mačkare
from 08.02.2024 to 10.03.2024
For the sixth year in a row, we continue with the carnival exhibitions and this year we will present the Ponikve mačkare, a traditional Shrovetide Carnival custom from Ponikve (Dobrepolje). The...
Cockta 70 years
from 03.12.2023 to 10.12.2023
We present the works of five regional artists who were inspired by and replicated the cult image of Cockta. At the same time, we are displaying a selection of Cockta brand museum objects.
Polish Natvity Scenes
from 21.11.2023 to 28.01.2024
The exhibition presents all the types of Polish folk Christmas cribs underlining their local context and history.
Photo: Otto Wunderlich, In the tavern, Arenas de San Pedro (Ávila), 1921-1922 (detail).
from 14.09.2023 to 19.11.2023
We know that there is a reality beyond material things, because we constantly take part in it.
The heritage of ancient Egypt: Photo archive of Günther & Ingrid Hölbl
from 29.06.2023 to 27.08.2023
The exhibition will feature a selection of photographs of Egyptian shrines and tombs along the Nile River, on river islands and in desert oases.