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Nativity scenes

Nativity scenes are usually a three-dimensional representation of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem. The birth is usually accompanied by a panoramic landscape, shepherds, sheep, and the three kings who come to pay their respect to God's child. Nativity scenes can be created from a various number of figurines, which can also be painted. The museum collection encompasses over 20 different nativity scenes. The most valuable ones are the 19th century cupboard nativity scene and the family nativity scene created by the academic dr. Emilijan Cevc in 1957.