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The Museum's Mission and Collection Policy

The Museum's Mission

The Slovene Museum of Christianity is a state museum and the main Slovene museum institution for collecting, studying and exhibiting movable religious cultural heritage.

Museum explores the 1,700 years of religious tradition in Slovenian territory. Over the centuries, Christianity has created an exceptional material and spiritual legacy that is given new dimensions with museum activities. On the one hand, the museum presents various collections of the movable cultural heritage of the Church, whereas on the other, it offers a historical overview of the social currents in which Christianity played an important role.

The museum engages with the public by means of exhibitions, publications and various events, because it believes that Christianity is not only part of the historical context, but that it also has its place in contemporary society.


The museum pays special attention to youth education, because the current inter-cultural dialogue in fact takes place among different religions. The presence of this dialogue is increasingly felt in the present-day world and it will play a decisive role in the future of humanity.

Nataša Polajnar Frelih, MA, Director


Collection Policy

In view of its mission, the Slovene Museum of Christianity will continue to collect movable cultural heritage of the Church, which is of national importance for the entire Republic of Slovenia and dates from the late Antiquity to the present. It will continue to include in its collections the heritage of Slovenes abroad: in the neighbouring regions, in emigration and in missions. The museum will collect the cultural historical, historical ethnological and archaeological material heritage of the Slovene churches, monasteries, pilgrim centres and private individuals; it will record phenomena in the sphere of religious beliefs, folk piety, liturgy and religious press from past and contemporary history. It will continue to expand its audiovisual and sound archive. In addition, it will inventory other similar collections in the field and, when possible, acquire the items for its collections.