A visit to the Slovene Museum of Christianity is very suitable for school groups. The museum presents many topics that are part of the curricula at primary and secondary schools. As part of their classes in history, Slovene, society, sociology, art history and religion and ethics, students can explore notions such as museum, monastery, church, monkhood, Christianity, Reformation and Protestantism, written historical sources and Slovene medieval literature.
During the guided tours for the upper years of primary school we pay particular attention to the famous Stična Manuscripts. The students become thoroughly acquainted with the Stična Manuscript Ms 141, which dates from the period between 1428 and 1440 and is the third-oldest document in the Slovene language. The museum’s display features a copy of the original manuscript that is kept at the National and University Library in Ljubljana. Students also learn about the twelfth-century manuscript-making procedure and can see a reconstruction of the monastic scriptorium for which the Stična Abbey was very famous in the late twelfth century.
During guided tours for groups of older students, we try to encourage the visitors to think about Christianity and other religions in a general in a more profound way. We are aware that Christianity is not only part of the historical context, but also of contemporary society. Special attention is therefore paid to the education of young people because the present-day inter-cultural dialogue also takes place between different religions. It is a dialogue that is increasingly present in the contemporary world and will play a decisive role in the future of humanity.