SLO 2021 - 01
2 euro commemorative coin dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the establishment of Provincial Museum for Carniola, the first museum in Slovenia.
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|Face value||2 euro|
|Diameter||25 ,75 mm|
The design was inspired by the belts from Vače Situla – one of the finest artefacts of situla art. These belts are a graphical symbol for layering history that the museum keeps for future generations. The design displays layers of the museum’s history with different names through its 200-year long history. The names are displayed in belts as they would have been if written on Vače Situla. The design includes the name of the country ‘SLOVENIJA’ and the year of issuance ‘2021’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European flag.
The National Museum of Slovenia is located in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. It is located in the Center district of the city near Tivoli City Park. Along with the Slovenian Museum of Natural History, located in the same building, the National Museum of Slovenia is the country's oldest scientific and cultural institution. The museum has an extensive collection of archaeological artefacts, old coins and banknotes (in the numismatics department on the ground floor) and displays related to the applied arts. In 2021 it's been given the golden Order for Exceptional Merits by the president of Slovenia, Borut Pahor.
The museum was founded in 1821 as the "Estate Museum of Carniola". Five years later, the Austrian Emperor Francis I decided to personally sponsor the museum and ordered its renaming to "Provincial Museum of Carniola". In 1882, the museum was renamed to "Provincial Museum of Carniola - Rudolfinum" in honour of the Crown Prince Rudolph.