Maribor Regional Museum
Museoeurope The reminescences of the European heritage are based on cunning, abduction and rape, "committed" by the desire of Greek gods. Medieval Europe takes us on a journey into the world of knighthood, courtliness and the development of manners, the kiss of peace, devotion and love, and above faith and hope. Renaissance Europe originates from the beauty of the spirit and sensuality, the Enlightenment descends from reason, while the times of the Bourgeoisie and the Modern Age stem from the ideals of equality, freedom and solidarity.
The project Museoeurope symbolically refers to the Renaissance saying about the "knowledge that revives what is dying", and "art which brings back into light what has descended into darkness". The project is dedicated to the exchange of ideas and experiences, knowledge and heritage, which unfolds the different faces of Europe.
ICOM - The International Council of Museums Mestna občina Maribor Ministrstvo za kulturo
Regional Museum Maribor, Grajska ulica 2, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
tel.: +386 2 228 35 51, email:

19. 10. - 20. 10. 2018museoeurope 2018


The year 2018 will be centred upon the general theme of the uniform as a reminder of social order, tradition, visibility, functionality and affilation. We emphasize the psychological, social, historical and symbolic role of uniform over time and its influence on contemporarity, as well as the process of shaping uniformed clothes and good practice in museums.

Depo Uniforms, Mai 2018, Regional Museum Maribor.

The Exhibition

Uniforms Open Storage

The Regional Museum Maribor keeps over 3,000 military and civilian uniforms and related items from the early 19th century to today. In 2018, the collection of uniforms will be given a new open storage arrangement, which during the MUSEOEUROPE 2018 project will include object from the host museum.

The surka of Stanko Vraz, 19th century, National Museum of Slovenia.



The Regional Museum Maribor is inviting you to take part at the international symposium entitled Uniformity. The symposium will be held in the Knight's Hall of the Maribor castle from 19th - 20th of October 2018.

The MUSEOEUROPE 2018 symposium welcomes contributions about the development, characteristics and functions of military uniforms in different historical periods, the role and significance of civilian uniforms, the design, development and analysis of uniforms and their influence on modern fashion design, and the importance of the uniform as identity. The experiences of exhibitors of uniforms and experts involved in their preservation will be of great interest.

Contributions will be divided into four sections:
I. The role and importance of military and civilian uniforms (historical overviews, education, police, aviation, civil servants, members of the Sokol gymnastics organisation, railways, customs, etc.)
II. Uniforms from concept through development to testing (design, fashion, materials, analysis, etc.)
III. Uniformity and society (identity, costumes, emancipation, fashion and gender, uniforms as a social imperative, etc.)
IV. Uniforms and museum displays (exhibiting, storing, restoring, pedagogical programmes, etc.)

This invitation is aimed at historians, art historians, ethnologists, sociologists, psychologists, pedagogues, fashion designers, textile technologists, etc.

The symposium will take place from 19th - 20th of October 2018 at the Knight's Hall of the Maribor castle. Additional information can be acquired at the following email address: or the telephone number: +386 (0)2 228 35 51.