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Slovene Ethnographic museum – 100 years!

A museum about people, for people ...
... with a longstanding tradition: in 2023 celebrating 100 years!

The Slovene Ethnographic Museum (SEM) is a national ethnographic museum that houses some of the most notable Slovene collections offering insights into traditional and contemporary Slovene life and non-European collections. It is a modern and inclusive museum embedded in the local and global environments. Its wide variety of activities that communicate European and non-European heritage include exhibitions, cultural events, workshops for children, storytelling events and guided tours.

The SEM is always lively and welcoming: interesting permanent and temporary exhibitions for all ages, craftsmen in their open ateliers are designing and making ceramics and woven textile products, and children are learning traditional crafts in “Little Craftsmen” atelier. The SEM café with its green setting is one of the most inviting in town. And book lovers will find soul food in the museum library that is open to the public. In the museum shop, more than 40 Slovene craftsmen are represented through products that can be yours forever.

The SEM operates in two buildings of the former Austro-Hungarian barracks on the Metelkova Museum Platform in Ljubljana, where together with three other national museums it forms a new urban cultural centre of the capital Ljubljana.

  • Jernej Žmitek
  • Maja Zupanc
  • Maja Kostric Grubišić
  • Irena Plešivčnik
  • INVIDA, Internet video agencija d.o.o.
  • Slovene ethnographic museum; its director, Natalija Polenec
  • Joseph Nzobandora (Jose)
    Key Cast
  • Anže Bregar
    Photography / camera
  • Tadej Gorzeti
    Camera / voice
  • Maruša Štibej
  • Anja Rupar, Jernej Žmitek, Aleš Berčič
  • Janez Kotar
    Dron footage
  • INVIDA, Internet video agencija d.o.o.
    Production / postproduction
  • mag. Maja Kostric Grubišić, mag. Irena Plešivčnik, Natalija Polenec, dr. Bojana Rogelj Škafar, Maja Kocjan, Barbara Sosič, Sonja Kogej Rus, Anja Jerin, Gregor Ilaš, Miha Špiček, Gregor Kos.
  • Documentation Slovene Ethnographic museum, Narodni muzej Slovenije
    Photo archive
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Slovenski etnografski muzej – 100 let!
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 6, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
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Distribution Information
  • Slovene Ethnographic Museum
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Jernej Žmitek, Maja Zupanc

As animator, producer and director Jernej Žmitek (1981) participated in production of several films, TV commercials, promotional videos, music videos and broadcasts. His directorial debut Zippity Zappity was rewarded with VESNA award for best short animated film on Slovenian Film Festival 2015. He is directing miniseries Muri the Cat and many other commission work at Invida d.o.o. In 2020 he received professional association award :DSAF for Best Director for 4th episode of Muri the Cat - The Big Game.

Maja Zupanc (1986) is a creative producer working at Invida animation studio. She is involved in scriptwriting, editing and producing animated shorts. Since 2018 she is producing TV series for children How it grows, Muri the Cat and a short animated film Mouse House. She is currently developing her own documentary series about the history of Ljubljana. In recent years she has been focusing on short art lms and producing her own original content.

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