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  • MINER'S HOUSE // Mestni muzej Idrija
    valley The entire structure is built almost entirely of wood except for the stone foundations stone cellar interior kitchens and vestibules The upper parts of the external walls are made of wooden boards lined with laths plastered and whitewashed The roof is covered with fir boards referred to by the locals as šinklni Owing to its height white facade and many small windows it gives the impression of an immense if not monumental building Most miners could not afford to have their own house with a vegetable garden but were usually tenants in private homes and after 1870 resided in apartment blocks called prhauzi In the 19th century some 16 persons lived in a single house Each owner rented out at least one apartment The landlord had a better social status than the tenant since he reared domestic animals a pig rabbits chickens and occasionally even a cow and collected rent The lack of space forced families to live modestly Quite a lot of imagination was needed to create sufficient sleeping space The youngest child usually slept in a crib two children in a drawer ladlc and the rest of the children on a wooden bench with a backrest kanape or in a straw bed while in summer young boys often slept in the attic Even songbirds found their place in the house Their cages hung from ceilings or stood on wardrobes or windowsills The miners were always sociable and liked to gather in the evenings to talk play social games and carry out various jobs while women and children made bobbin lace Miner s house in Idrija a museum building Today miner s houses are slowly disappearing A popular game Volkalica Cupboard and sink in the kitchen Hearth in the kitchen Lacemaking pillow bula Lacemakers in front of a

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  • FRANCIS' SHAFT // Mestni muzej Idrija
    indoor exhibition rooms alongside the entrance building to Francis Shaft named after Franz II Roman German Emperor from 1792 to 1806 after which he acceded to the Austrian throne as Franz I The collection comprises four turbopumps a diesel engine and three compressors from the early 20th century two winches two steam piston machines from the late 19th century three pumps for steam boilers a steam powered transport machine a steam boiler and a Francis water turbine from the late 19th century a shaping machine planing machine radial drilling machine lathe slotting machine a power hammer and band saw from the late 19th century a drilling set for deep drilling and a pit telephone Two machines are equipped for operation on compressed air Four locomotives and five trams for transporting ore are exhibited in the former loading station of the cableway at Joseph s Shaft The restored steam powered Kley s pump is the largest preserved machine of the Idrija Mercury Mine as well as the largest preserved steam machine in Slovenia and probably also in Europe The Mine decided to purchase the pump after a sudden inrush of pit water in 1885 The inflow of water exceeded the capacity of all available pumps The steam pump was manufactured in 1893 by the reputed E Skoda Pilsen factory Plzeň industrial town in the western part of the Czech Republic Individual components of the pump were transported by rail to Logatec and then to Idrija by horse drawn wagon The pump began to operate in 1895 and according to currently available data was put into operation for the last time in 1948 Seven years later it was dismantled Owing to its enormous size and the weight of its component parts the machine aroused considerable admiration Battery steam boiler in the period

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  • IDRIJA KAMŠT AND MINE LOCOMOTIVES // Mestni muzej Idrija
    surface This is the only pump of its kind in Slovenia and still stands on its original location Today the dam near Kobila on the Idrijca River and the 400 year old Rake channel continue to provide inflowing water for the needs of the town s hydro power plant Mine Locomotives On display in the former loading station of the cableway of Joseph s Shaft are four locomotives and five cars for transporting ore In the mid 19th century around 1850 the Idrija Mine set up a horse drawn railway for the transport of ore from its shafts to the smelting plant Large wooden freight cars also called horsecars were used to transport fine grained ore One such car has been preserved and is the oldest preserved freight car of the horse drawn railway in Slovenia The invention of voltage transformers enabled the development of electric street railways For almost half a century the streets of Idrija and the rare road traffic of that time were dominated by the mine railway As a replacement for horse drawn cars the Mine purchased in 1902 two electric locomotives from the Siemens Halske factory in Vienna for the transport of ore from Joseph s shaft to the separation plant ore sorting and crushing facility In the same year the Mine also purchased from the same factory two big locomotives for 1000 mm wide tracks for the transport of ore from the separation plant to the smelting plant The length of the railway line travelled by the electric locomotive from the bunkers of Joseph s Shaft to the separation plant was 700 m and from there to the smelting plant 850 m altogether 1550 m Both locomotives are the oldest preserved electric locomotives in Slovenia For the transport of ore in the smelting plant

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  • HOMESTEAD OF WRITER FRANCE BEVK // Mestni muzej Idrija
    his childhood and early youth at the Volar homestead Zakojca 10 which is nestled on a slope above the village The homestead was ceremoniously opened to visitors in 1990 on the 100th anniversary of the writer s birth Several authentically preserved rooms are on display in the house The basement has a small stable for one or two cows and a few goats On the ground floor are a vestibule and a kitchen with a hearth and an inbuilt pig kettle The main living area is of course the place where the family gathered for meals and on long winter evenings The room was heated by a tiled stove while the modest shoemaker s corner furnished with a small table two three legged chairs and tools reveals that Bevk s father also made and repaired shoes Closeby is a small bedroom in which the parents and smallest child slept and another small room for Bevk s grandparents After their death this became France s room Squeezed in the corner between the last small room and the kitchen is a shed for fodder litter and tools Old steep stairs still lead up to the attic which is no longer the room in which Bevk wrote and illustrated his first book as a 12 year old boy The attic has been transformed into a large exhibition room displaying documents photos books and objects relating to the writer s life and work France Bevk is presented as a writer publicist political and cultural worker On the gable wall above the entrance is a memorial plate dedicated to the writer in 1977 by the Old Students of Gorica Club The homestead around 1980 before being transformed into a museum Bevk s homestead today Bevk s family France is standing on the upper left France

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  • SLOVENIA PARTISAN PRINTING SHOP // Mestni muzej Idrija
    was disassembled and carried part by part and with great difficulty to the engine room of the printing shop A smaller TIGL printing press was also purchased The Slovenia Printing Shop began to operate on 17 September 1944 and the next morning 4000 copies of the Partisan Daily were already dispatched via the courier relay station at Hum The Partisan Daily was the only daily newspaper to be printed by a resistance movement in occupied Europe It was issued regularly until the end of the war in a daily edition of 4000 to 7000 copies The printing shop operated until 1st May 1945 with a staff of 40 to 50 persons During its operation a total of 313 different issues were printed on 1274 pages and in 1 394 000 copies The engraver made a large number of linocuts and cut as many as 56 different stamps into linoleum or lead with more than 450 specimens The printing shop was never discovered by the Germans not even during their last offensive in the spring of 1945 when fierce battles raged in the direct vicinity of the printing shop and as many as 305 partisan soldiers fell under enemy fire at the above lying Vojščica Today the Slovenia Printing Shop is preserved in its entirety as a cultural and historical monument and has been open to visitors since 1947 Its printing presses are still operational Tigl printing press Composing room where typesetters prepared texts for printing Forme for the Partisan Daily Kitchen in the Slovenia Printing Shop One of many printing plates made in the printing shop Letters in type case The Slovenia Printing shop was the largest and technically best equipped partisan printing shop in the Primorska region It was here that the Partisan Daily was printed the only daily

    Original URL path: http://www.muzej-idrija-cerkno.si/index.php/en/locationsexhibitions/permanent-exhibitions/slovenia-partisan-printing-shop.html (2016-02-15)
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  • OCCASIONAL EXHIBITIONS // Mestni muzej Idrija
    MASKA 2016 01 February 2016 11 17 v Občasne razstave Cerkljanski muzej Cerkljanski muzej in Foto klub Cerkno Vas vabita na odprtje 11 bienalne mednarodne fotografske razstave s slovesno projekcijo fotografij in podelitvijo nagrad ki bo v petek 5 februarja 2016 ob 18 uri v Cerkljanskem muzeju Preberi več Odprtje razstave V zaledju soške fronte 01 February 2016 10 53 v Občasne razstave Grad Gewerkenegg Zgodovinski arhiv Ljubljana in Mestni muzej Idrija Vas vljudno vabita na odprtje razstave V ZALEDJU SOŠKE FRONTE v četrtek 4 februarja 2016 ob 18 uri v razstavišču Nikolaja Pirnata na gradu Gewerkenegg v Idriji Razstavo bo odprl župan Občine Idrija gospod Bojan Sever in bo na ogled do 21 februarja 2016 Preberi več Cerkno Museum Cerkno Nikolaj Pirnat venue Gewerkenegg Castle Idrija Mala galerija grad Gewerkenegg Razstavni prostori grad Gewerkenegg Archive February 2016 1 December 2015 1 November 2015 1 September 2015 1 July 2015 2 May 2015 1 April 2015 2 February 2015 1 January 2015 1 December 2014 1 October 2014 3 September 2014 1 Archive February 2016 1 January 2016 1 December 2015 1 November 2015 1 October 2015 2 September 2015 1 August 2015 1 June 2015 1 April 2015 1

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  • THE IDRIJA MUNICIPAL MUSEUM// Mestni muzej Idrija
    Museum Shop Monographs periodicals Maps Postcards Unique cubes Links Mestni muzej Idrija Locations Contemporary Exhibitions The Idrija Municipal Museum Contemporary Exhibitions As an organiser of cultural events particularly occasional exhibitions the Museum is one of the central cultural institutions in the Idrija Cerkno region Its occasional exhibitions are most often thematically linked to fine art and photography or are the result of the efforts of our museum experts Since 2000 the Museum has hosted lace exhibitions from leading European lace centres and other exhibitions on the topic of lace during the annual Idrija Lace Festival These exhibitions are set up at the Nikolaj Pirnat exhibition venue at Gewekenegg Castle or in the Small Gallery Nikolaj Pirnat venue Gewerkenegg Castle Idrija Mala galerija grad Gewerkenegg Razstavni prostori grad Gewerkenegg Archive February 2016 1 January 2016 1 December 2015 1 November 2015 1 October 2015 2 September 2015 1 August 2015 1 June 2015 1 April 2015 1 February 2015 1 December 2014 1 November 2014 1 Information and group bookings Idrija Municipal Museum Prelovčeva 9 5280 Idrija t 386 5 37 26 600 f 386 5 37 73 580 e This e mail address is being protected from spambots You need

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  • THE CERKNO MUSEUM // Mestni muzej Idrija
    The Cerkno Museum Contemporary Exhibitions As an organiser of cultural events particularly occasional exhibitions the Museum is one of the central cultural institutions in the Idrija Cerkno region Its occasional exhibitions are most often thematically linked to fine art and photography or are the result of the efforts of our museum experts For several years the Cerkno Museum has prepared its exhibitions in collaboration with the Cerkno Photo Club Two or three photographic exhibitions are organised each year under the title Our Photographic Horizons and an exhibition entitled Carnival Mask is held biannually The Museum also collaborates on a regular basis with the Marjetica Lacemakers Section from Cerkno which has held its annual exhibitions in the Museum since 2000 Also linked to the programme of exhibition activities is a programme of art and museum workshops for children and youth Cerkno Museum Cerkno Archive February 2016 1 December 2015 1 November 2015 1 September 2015 1 July 2015 2 May 2015 1 April 2015 2 February 2015 1 January 2015 1 December 2014 1 October 2014 3 September 2014 1 Information and group bookings Idrija Municipal Museum Prelovčeva 9 5280 Idrija t 386 5 37 26 600 f 386 5 37

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