Museum store: Catalogues

Ancient Gods become silent
Šentviška planota in archaeological eras

Authors of the catalogue: Miha Mlinar, Boštjan Laharnar, Marzia Vidulli, Anna Crismani
Design: Ana Hawlina

Published by Tolmin museum, 2018
96 colour pages

Language: Slovene

Price: 12.00 €

Posočje 1945-1947
Exhibition Catalogue, dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of establishing the Western Slovenian Border

Author: Karla Kofol
Design: Ana Hawlina

Published by Tolminski muzej, 2018
68 colour pages

Language: Slovene

Price: 10.00 €

Prehistoric Paths through Ferns
Archaeological Topography of the Tolminka and Zadlaščica River Valleys

The catalogue accompanying the archaeological exhibition Prehistoric Paths through Ferns uses small archaeological finds to present the life on the steep slopes of the Tolminka and Zadlaščica river valleys thousands of years ago, life along old mountain paths – the prehistoric paths connecting the area of Tolmin with Bohinj and other parts. The two oldest Mesolithic sites on Pretovč and in Čadrg are hidden under ferns, hence the catalogue title Prehistoric Paths through Ferns.

Catalogue authored by: Miha Mlinar and Matija Turk
Additional texts authored by: Mirjam Bajt Leban, Andrej Ferletic, Nina Gartner, Katja Kavkler, Viljem Kuhar, Petra Leben-Seljak, Tjaša Tolar
Design by: Ana Hawlina

Published by: Tolmin Museum, 2016
87 colour pages

Language: Slovenian

Price: 10.00 €

Javorca 1916-2016
The Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca - One Hundred Years of "the Basilica of Peace"

The monograph was published to accompany the exhibition and to commemorate the centenary of the church in Javorca, built during World War II on the fringe of the Isonzo Front. It has been translated into German; in terms of the contents, it consists of four parts. The forewords were written by Uroš Brežan, Mayor of the Municipality of Tolmin, and Msgr Dr Jurij Bizjak, Bishop of Koper. The second part consists of the contributions by three authors: in the article entitled The Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca – One Hundred Years of the "Basilica of Peace" Damjana Fortunat Černilogar presented the history of the church; Ernesta Drole contributed the article entitled Conservation and Restoration Work in the Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca, and Jelka Pirkovič authored two articles, Ecclesiastical Architecture and Art Nouveau from the Early 20th Century, and The Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit and Its European Values.
The third part is a presentation of three persons who played an important role in the construction of the church. The work of Remigius Geyling (1878–1974) is first presented by his grandchildren Jutta Geyling and Michael Geyling, and then in two shorter articles contributed by Damjana Fortunat Černilogar (First Lieutenant Remigius Geyling, a Viennese Art World Figure), and Alexandra Steiner - Strauss (Remigius Geyling – His Stage Creations after 1918). Jablonszky and Perathoner are presented in two contributions by Damjana Fortunat Černilogar, namely Gunner Géza Jablonszky (1876–1945), Hungarian Construction Worker, and Gunner Anton Perathoner (1888–1965), South Tyrolean Carver.
The final section is entitled The Book of the Dead – this is a list of 2,565 names of the fallen Austro-Hungarian soldiers, which are written on the oak plates in the Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca.

Published by: Tolmin Museum, 2016; first reprint 2016; second reprint 2018
135 colour pages

Language: Slovenian and German

Price: 20.00 €

In the Hinterland of the Isonzo Front
Exhibition Catalogue

The catalogue, as well as the exhibition of the same title, is a result of collaboration of three archives and two museums; each of them contributed to the final image of the exhibition and catalogue with its own part of collecting material, documents or objects.

In the catalogue, the Isonzo Front is presented in a somewhat different way. Instead of looking in the first lines of the front, it shows the images of war in the hinterland. Beside soldiers, who witnessed the atrocities of warfare in trenches, also civilians in the hinterland hardly born the heavy burden of war. Life and suffering of both are presented in the catalogue, with photographs, documents and short articles of several authors.

Editor: Judita Šega
Published by: Regional Archives Koper, Regional Archives Nova Gorica, Historical Archives Ljubljana, Upper Sava Valley Museum Jesenice, and Tolmin Museum, 2015
60 coloured pages
Language: Slovene, with abstract in English, German, Italian, and Russian language

Price: 5.00 €   Sold out!

Man & War
Catalogue of the Museum Exhibition dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Isonzo Front and the 70th Anniversary of the End of the World War II

PEACE. And then another WAR. Repeatedly, for centuries. MAN, sucked into the merciless wheels of war, defeated again. Deprived of humanity, morally, physically and emotionally hurt.

INDEX     The period of "armed peace" - A political show of strength  - Wartime propaganda  - Conscientious objection and the onset of military dictatorship  - War breaks out!  - The glamour and misery of the military life  - Order and discipline in the army  - Relaxation and entertainment  - Care for the wounded and the sic  -  Prisoners, deserters and self-inflicted injuries  - The soldier's world of intimacy  - The war spares no man  - Life in the hinterland of the Isonzo front  - News from the battlefields  - Refugees  - The war draws to an end

Text: Karla Kofol                                                                                                                      
Design: Polona Zupančič    

Publised by the Tolmin Museum, 2015                                                                                
40 coloured pages, Slovenian and English edition

Price: 6.00 €

The Way It Used to Be: Breginjski Kot in Different Archaeological Periods
Archaeological Exhibition Catalogue

The catalogue The Way It Used to Be: Breginjski Kót in Different Archaeological Periods gives a concise presentation of the archaeological history of Breginjski Kót, an area in the northwesternmost part of Slovenia, between the Stol mountain and Mija hill, which is culturally linked to neighbouring Italian region of Veneto. It presents the results of research which included archaeological topographical surveys, a study of previously published finds and sites, the living oral tradition, and the newly recorded finds. The archaeological artefacts in question are in the possession of the Tolmin Museum, the National Museum of Slovenia and individual collectors from the village of Breginj.

The catalogue consists of 56 pages. The two main chapters are An Overview of Archaeological Sites of Breginjski Kót and the Archaeological History of Breginjski Kót, with a catalogue of finds.
Catalogue authored by: Miha Mlinar, Teja Gerbec, Boštjan Laharnar; Foreword by: Jožef Školč
Design by: Ana Hawlina
Published by: Tolmin Museum, 2014

Price: 8.00 €

A storm is shaking the hostile world
Bosnian and Herzegovinian soldiers on the Isonzo Front, exhibition catalogue on the occasion of the centenary of the start of the World War I

At the beginning of the exhibition catalogue there is a contribution Men with fezes at the Isonzo front and in the works of painters of the author Husein Sejko Mekanović, art historian from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Next contribution is the exhibition catalogue of the author Damjana Fortunat Černilogar.

Published by the Tolmin Museum, 2014
55 colour pages, Slovenian-English edition

Price: 14.00 €

Tolminska v času punta

Price: 20.00 €

For Whom the Bells Tolled
Archaeological-Ethnological Exhibition Catalogue

The catalogue For Whom the Bells Tolled presents a selection of large and small bronze, iron and brass bells from the archaeological and ethnological collections, as well as the repository of the Tolmin Museum. Some bronze items from the archaeological sites Loke – Kolenovica and Ajdovščina have been contributed by the Goriška Regional Museum (Goriški Muzej).
Since the area of Posočje has been characterised by the summer mountain pasture and pasture on the nearby lowland pastures since ancient times, most of the presented items are cowbells. The bronze Roman bells from the Vipava Valley are finds discovered at sites that have nothing to do with mountain pastures.

Catalogue authored by: Marko Grego in Miha Mlinar
Design by: Marko Grego
Photographs by: Marko Grego
Drawings by: Teja Gerbec
Exhibit conservation and restoration: Jana Šubic Prislan, MA (Goriška Regional Museum), Marko Grego

Slovenian text edited by: Polona Hadalin Baša
Printed by: Medium Žirovnica
Print run: 300

Published by: Tolmin Museum, 2012
Slovenian edition, 48 pages

Price: 8.00 €

Tolminski punt 1713 (Tolmin peasant uprising of 1713)

In connection with the exhibition of a strip Tolminski punt 1713, the Tolmin Museum also issued a book in colour, printed in Slovene and Italian.
The peasants of Tolmin, who strived to become exempt from harsh taxes, struggled for justice, and above all wanted a better future, were the first to rebel against the national authority and national taxes in 1713. The tragic story of the peasants of Tolmin has now been revived in a strip by Remigio Gabellini.

Published by the Tolmin museum, 2012
32 pages, Slovene-Italian edition

Price: 8.00 €

Hear the Horses of Celts
The Bizjakova hiša Site in Kobarid

The catalogue deals with the finds made at the Bizjakova Hiša site in Kobarid, which was discovered during the archaeological monitoring of construction works in Gregorčičeva Street in 2010. Horse burial, alongside the weapons and other items belonging to Celtic warriors, is an exceptional find for the archaeology of the Posočje region, Slovenia and Central Europe. Based on the finds, the site has been dated at the beginning of the Late Iron Age, i.e. at circa 300 BC.

Introduction by: Andrej Gaspari
The chapter An Analysis of Animal Bone Remains by: Borut Toškan
Catalogue design by: Gaya Cerkno

Published by: Tolmin Museum, 2012
78 pages, Slovenian-English edition

Price: 12.00 €

The Soča region and its historical deposits
Guide to the permanent exhibition of the Tolmin Museum

The new permanent exhibition of Tolminski muzej museum was created in 2003. It’s dedicated to archaeology, history, ethnology and cultural history. A guide deals with rich history of millenia of the Posočje region, from stone ages up to the 20th century. Emphasis is made on important historical events that influenced the most north-western part of Slovenia.
Autors: Damjana Fortunat Černilogar, Miha Mlinar, Marko Grego, Karla Kofol, Silvester Gaberšček; design: Marko Grego.

Published by Tolminski muzej, 2011
81 coloured pages

Price: 10.00 €

Ciril Kosmač in film Na svoji zemlji (Ciril Kosmač and film On our land)
Special edition at the 100th anniversary of the birth and the 30th anniversary of the death of the writer Ciril Kosmač

Published by Tolminski muzej, 2010
20 coloured pages

Price: 2.00 €   Sold out!

Rudi Skočir
Exhibition catalogue

Published by Tolminski muzej, 2011
110 coloured pages

Price: 10.00 €

Armies, weapons and fortification systems of the Posočje region
Collection, ed. Karla Kofol

Twelve articles of various authors discuss weapons, fortifications and numerous invaders, conquerors and defenders of the territory around the upper stream of river Soča. In the introductory article, Damjana Fortunat Černilogar gives an overview of fortifications and fortification systems in the region from the 3rd to the 20th century. Articles of archaeologists Miha Mlinar, Andrej Gaspari, Beatriče Žbona Trkman and Fabrizio Bressan speak of weapons from prehistoric periods, of roman soldiers and of medieval cold arms and fire arms from Tolmin castle.
The following four articles give a more detailed introduction of different military facilities that served to house the army although they primarily served for defensive purposes. Kluže fortress is presented by Fedja Klavora, Vasja Klavora writes about fort Predel and Damjana Fortunat Černilogar presents the barracks of upper Posočje. Karla Kofol focuses on the construction of Italian fortification zone, called the Alpine Wall, and on the protection and fortification of Rapallo Border in her articles.
The final four articles relate to the period between the beginning of the World War II and the formation of Slovenian state. Blaž Torkar discusses the co-workers of allied secret services from the upper Soča river valley, Marko Klavora describes the life in the time of allied military administration in the Posočje region between 1945 and 1947, while Dušan Mijanović focuses on life and habits of ex Yugoslavian National Army officers in Tolmin region. Vito Berginc and Roman Medved conclude the book with a historic overview and the description of the operation of Territorial Defence in the Posočje region.

Edited and published by the Tolmin Museum, 2008
212 coloured pages, Slovenian edition with abstracts in English language

Price: 15.00 €

Vanishing architectural heritage
The Šentviška planota, the upper Baška grapa and the Trebuša region, exhibition catalogue

In the catalogue of the exhibition with the same name there are several contributions, which speak about the cultural landscape and the architecture in the area of Šentviška planota, upper Baška grapa and Trebuša. In the first contribution entitled In harmony with nature, the author Darja Pirih speaks about the development of the cultural landscape in this area, while the other article of Andrejka Ščukovt brings the description of the characteristics of the so called “škofjeloško-cerkljanski” architectural subtype, which is a prevailing one in this eastern most part of the Tolmin municipality. In continuation there follow two short contributions with the description of dwelling culture and the way of life in Petrovo Brdo and in the villages of the Idrijca valley. In the concluding contribution entitled Cultural heritage, its protection and role in the area, the protection of immovable architectural cultural heritage is presented. The later is performed by the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, the Regional Unit of Nova Gorica. Numerous black and white photographies are added to the text, as well as the drawings of the most characteristic buildings which can still be seen in the villages presented.

Published by the Tolmin Museum, 2008
40 black and white pages, Slovene edition

Price: 5.00 €

On our own land - 60 years later
The catalogue of the exhibition for the 60th anniversary of the first Slovene sound full-length movie

Many ties connect the regions of Tolmin and wider Primorska to the first Slovene sound full-length movie. The film story, the author of which is a compatriot from Tolmin the writer Ciril Kosmač, speaks about the destiny of the village in Tolmin in the period of fascism. That was the time when the local people joined partisans. The scenario is set in Baška grapa where most of the film was filmed. The Tolmin Museum marked the 60th anniversary of the creation of the film with a small exhibition which speaks about the circumstances in which the film was made, as well as about the authors and actors and actresses who created it. There are two shorter contributions in the smaller catalogue which has the same name as the exhibition. The first contribution was written by Karla Kofol and is entitled Ciril Kosmač, fellow traveller of the Slovene film, the other contribution was written by Marta Rau Selič and speaks about less known facts from 60 years ago, when the film was filmed. Beside the photographies from the shooting, in the catalogue there are coloured posters of three movies for which Ciril Kosmač wrote the scenarios.

Published by the Tolmin Museum, 2008
16 coloured pages, Slovene edition

Price: 2.00 €   Sold out!

Treasure of Most na Soči situla
Conservation, restoration, scientific analyses and evaluation of the find, Exhibition catalogue

In order to accompany the archaeological exhibition the Tolmin Museum published the bilingual brochure with the same title Treasure of Most na Soči Situla. The brochure is the miscellany and the catalogue of a temporary exhibition at the same time, in which the story of merely one museum object is presented. This museum object is the biggest in the archaeological collection of the Tolmin Museum. With the contributions of dr. Josip Korošec, Beta Benko, Jana Šubic Prislan, M.A. and Miha Mlinar we tried to unravel the secrets and the beauty of the large bronze situla from Most na Soči to the professional public and to the admirers of archaeology.

Published by the Tolmin Museum, 2007
50 coloured pages

Language: Slovene, English

Price: 6.00 €

Soška fronta 1915–1917 (The Isonzo front 1915–1917)
The 90th anniversary of the last battles of the Isonzo front, exhibition catalogue

Published by the Tolmin Museum, 2007
100 color pages,Slovenian-German-Italian edition, a short summary in English and Czec

Price: 10.00 €   Sold out!

The Tolmin bridgehead
The 90th anniversary of the first battles of the Isonzo front, exhibition catalogue

Published by the Tolmin Museum, 2005
64 pages, Slovenian-German- Italian edition

Price: 4.00 €

St. Lucia - new stigma to the enigma
Exhibition catalogue

Most na Soči, formerly Santa Lucia, is among the most complex of archaeological sites in the area of the south-eastern Alps. It was populated almost continuously since the Late Bronze Age. Seven thousand prehistoric and Roman graves, remains of Bronze Age buildings, almost forty foundations of Early Iron Age houses, three Late Iron Age houses, nine Roman buildings and Early Medieval pottery have been discovered during a century and a half of archaeological research.

The exhibition catalogue for the archaeological exhibition Sveta Lucia - New Stigma To The Enigma presents the latest finds from various archaeological periods and micro-locations, excavated during preservation research conducted by the Tolmin Museum between 1999 and 2001. It gives a more detailed overview of past archaeological research in Most na Soči.

Published by the Tolmin Museum, 2002
53 color pages, Slovenian-English edition

Price: 7.69 €   Sold out!

Bad adn
Exhibition catalogue

Vladimir (Frederic) Kaučič, alias Jean Vodaine, was born on 6 July 1921 in Volče near Tolmin. In 1924 he moved with his parents to Moselle in France, where he learned the shoemaker's craft, his father's trade. In 1947 he published his first collection of poems and bought a printing press. He published the first edition of the literary journal "Dire" in 1961. In the coming years he also painted, wrote poetry, designed posters, printed books and exhibited. He was awarded the medal of the Order of the Knights of Arts and Literature in 1999, in addition to the other prizes and awards he received in recognition of his work. A street in Baslieux was named after him in the following year.

Apart from his rich biography and bibliography the catalogue presents, in two extensive articles, his work in typography and his friendship with the photographer and translator Veno Pilon.

Published by the Tolmin Museum and Pilon's Gallery, 2002
76 color pages, Slovenian-French edition

Price: 9.00 €

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