Exhibits

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Cmurek Emerged on a Bluff

An exhibit about the architectural history of Castle Cmurek from the 12th to the 19th centuries, created by castleologist Dr. Igor Sapač.

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Endless Meadows of Madness

An exhibit depicting the period from 1956 to 2004, when the castle was home to the State Asylum for the Mentally and Neurologically Ill.

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Composers from the Edge of Madness

An exhibit about classical composers who suffered from mental disabilities and the thin line separating madness and genius.

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The Mysterious World of the Mura River

The Mura River is the queen of fish species diversity. This photographic exhibit depicts all sixty-five species of fish that inhabit the Mura. It was developed in cooperation with Marijan Gaber and Dr. Meta Povž.

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Green Gladiators

The earliest resistance to hydroelectric dams on the Mura emerged in the 1980s. This exhibit was developed in collaboration with the Society for the Study of Fish of Slovenia and the My Mura Coalition.

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Murals for Mura

A group of female artists created four mural paintings in defense of Mura without dams. The murals are on display at the following locations: Sladki vrh, fishing shack near Lenc Pond (alongside the Sladki vrh-Trate road); Gornja Radgona, the youthh centre at Trg svobode 15; Radenci, at Boračevska street 2.

 

Research

Selected topics

  • Cmurek castle

  • history of madness

  • Novi Kinek Manor

  • Petek's mill

  • archeological site Anziglperk

  • Terezija Mostler, the first Slovene female photographer

  • Paleonthology

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Projects

  • From institutions to people, 2020-22

  • Transborder, 2019

  • Reading club, Slovenian Institute for Adult Education, 2019

  • Remember, comrades (Še pomnite, tovariši), Slovenian Institute for Adult Education, 2019

  • Living with Cmurek cultural heritage, Slovenian Institute for Adult Education, 2019

  • The art of Desinstutionalisation camp, Faculty of Social Work, University of Ljubljana, 2017

  • The art of Desinstutionalisation camp, Faculty of Social Work, University of Ljubljana, 2016

  • Madness and creativity?, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, 2015

Collaboration

Expert support

  • dr. Igor Sapač, The Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture, University of Maribor

  • dr. Vito Flaker, dr. Andreja Rafaelič, dr. Darja Zaviršek, Faculty for Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

  • dr. Rajko Muršič, dr. Jože Hudales, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Local organisations

Culture and art

  • mag. Saša Bezjak, artist

  • Cultural association člen 7 for Styria, Pavlova hiša, Austria

  • Association of Slovene-Austrian friendship Maribor

  • Association for preservation of cultural heritage

Nature

Social and societal issues