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:

15. 10. - 14. 11. 2015museoeurope 2015

The Meeting of Two Worlds

The topic of the project MUSEOEUROPE 2015 will be the comparison with the Ottoman cultural heritage of the 17th and 18th century. The selected museum objects that are being lent by three institutions from Sarajevo will be exhibited in the Knights’ Hall of our castle. The mentioned topic will be discussed on the symposium with international attendance.

The Knight's Hal. Regional Museum Maribor.

The Exhibition

Museum objects that are being lent by three guest institutions from Sarajevo: The Sarajevo Museum, The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina and The Bosniac Institute (Foundation Adil Zulfikarpašić).

With its exhibition The Meeting of Two Worlds the Regional Museum Maribor confronts the atmosphere of the Knight's Hall of the castle, which is decorated with ceiling paintings depicting the battle scenes with the Ottoman army, with the exhibited artisanal - handicraft objects originating from the Ottoman Empire. The aforementioned objects were provided by the three guest institutions from Sarajevo.



The Regional Museum Maribor is inviting you to take part at the international symposium which will be held from the 15th to 17th of October 2015 in Maribor. The principal topic of the symposium is the Meeting of Two Worlds of Culture from the Past: the western, predominantly catholic (European) and the eastern Islamic (regionally bounded by the former Ottoman Empire).

The symposium will be addressing the topics concerning the incursions of the Ottoman army into our lands and the consequences which can be seen in the fields of architecture, fine arts, the way of life, etc. The papers are to be written in English; they will be published in an electronic publication.

Additional information can be acquired at the following email address: or the telephone number: +386 (0)2 228 35 51.