Trip to the coastal region

Sept 4 afternoon

Visit of Piran city.

Academic lecture: Chinese art collections in Slovenia by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nataša Vampelj Suhadolnik

Sept 7

The present talk will introduce newly started research project at the Department of Asian Studies at University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. The project will include East Asian collections, other materials and resources, which presently exist in various museums and other institutions in the Republic of Slovenia. Though some collections and objects have been subjects of research in recent years, an overall survey and listing, i.e. identification, categorization, listing in catalogue format, and digitalization, are yet to be undertaken. Many objects and materials are stored in deposits, and in some cases, the existing categorization has proved to be incorrect. Due to this situation, a thorough examination, analyse, study, identification and digitalization of all the art objects in institutional and private collections in Slovenia, will be performed.

This lecture will introduce the project, and continue exploring Chinese art collections gathered by Slovenian missionaries, travellers, officers and others during the past centuries, mainly in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Two relevant collections will be explored in further detail: that of the missionary Peter Baptist Turk, who specialized in Buddhist devotional statues, and that of Ivan Skusek, a prolific collector whose collection spans photographs, books, furniture and embroidery; among other art objects. Both collections are stored at the Slovene Ethnographic Museum.

Visit of the Chinese collection of the Slovene Ethnographic museum

Sept 7

The Slovene Ethnographic Museum is a museum "about people, for people", a museum of cultural identities, a link between the past and the present, between traditional and modern culture, between our own and other cultures, between the natural environment and civilisation. It is a museum of dialogue, open, active and hospitable, dedicated to serving the public. It presents and reports on traditional culture as well as mass and pop culture in Slovenia and the diaspora, on non-European cultures, and on the material and intangible cultural heritage of both everyday and festive life.

Visit of Ljubljana

Sept 7 afternoon

Ljubljana has historically been the cultural and political centre of Slovenia and from 1991 the capital of the independent Republic of Slovenia. In 2008 it was also the holder of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The city has many historical and cultural spots from all the periods of its history. There are diverse tourism and accommodation options, all easily accessible, and a wide and varied choice of good restaurants in all price ranges, so we are confident that all the participants in the next EAJS conference are going to have a pleasant and memorable stay during those few summer days in Ljubljana.