Ancient walls for modern people
The Emona Archaeological Park, with its 2000-year-old remains of the Roman colony of Emona, forms part of Ljubljana city centre. Development of the park began in the 1930s. During the most recent restoration work, 10 years ago, we decided to protect and revitalise the Emonan remains by creating an exciting programme and encouraging the public to visit. Today, where ancient walls once stood, we now create, learn and amuse ourselves.
Heritage is created by people and for people
In last renovating the Emonan monuments, 10 years ago, we wanted to make them part of the vibrant life of the city, bringing them closer to people and connecting the ancient with the new, the modern and the everyday.
Heritage is what we have inherited from the past, value and protect in the present, and want to pass on into the future. Heritage is not the ancient stones, mosaics and walls themselves – heritage is what has been, and continues to be, created in the process of interaction between historic remains and people: heritage is something we create.
All Emonan heritage is the product of numerous choices, of values and priorities, of decisions big and small, and of what has been admired, restored and exhibited. At the same time, heritage communicates many things to us, it affects us and inspires us. Since heritage is created by people in the here and now, and since it can only have meaning for us when we experience it for ourselves, we have opened up the two-thousand-year-old walls to the public and created a variety of events, workshops and guided tours.
The exhibition in the public space of the curve in the atrium of the City Museum marks the 10th anniversary of creative engagement with heritage.
Production: Muzej in galerije mesta Ljubljane
Represented by: Blaž Peršin, director
Author: Bernarda Županek, PhD
Producer: Ana Modic
Photographs: Karmen Brecelj, Blaž Gutman, Srečo Habič, Tomaž Lauko, Katarina Odlazek, Matevž Paternoster, Andrej Peunik, Marijan Slabe, Damjana Šalehar, Dunja Wedam, photo library of the Architectural Museum of Ljubljana, documentation MGML, Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia
Translation: Marjana Karer
Language editing: Katja Paladin (SL), Paula Kirby (EN)
Promotion: Nejc Kovačič, Urša Karer
Graphic Design: Jaka Šuln
Technical production and layout: O.K.VIR, Technical services of MGML
We would like to thank the following organisations and individuals for their participation in the project:
Amarant kooperativa, d. o. o., Ljubljana Biotechnical Educational Centre, Emona Curling Club, Emona Biopharma, d. o. o., Emona nepremičnine, d. o. o., Hofer trgovina d.o.o., Hotel Emonec, Jata Emona, d. o. o., Rotary Club Ljubljana – Emona, Manca Rudolf, s. p.
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