JAVORCA 1916—2016
Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca - "Basilica of Peace"

The unique Art Nouveau pearl, a monument of peace and a symbol of harmony, retains its image and purpose despite great trials in the rugged mountain environment.

And just as the wooden parts of the church require constant care, it is necessary to constantly draw attention to its fragile and shocking anti-war message and strive for peace.

Cultural heritage

Memorial site

Soldiers as builders

Peace monument

The online exhibition was created based on the eponymous museum exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca.


VR presentation of the church in Javorca (Avgusta d.o.o.)

Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca - One Hundred Years of the "Basilica of Peace", museum exhibition
Tolmin (Slovenia), Tolmin Museum, 18. 6. 2016 - 30. 10. 2016
Vienna (Austria), Museo di Storia Militare, 3. 11. 2016 – 27. 11. 2016
Gorizia (Italy), Lojze Bratuž Cultural Centre, 1. 12. 2016 – 31. 1. 2017
Villach (Austria), Town Hall Villach, 17. 1. – 11. 3. 2018
Praga (Czech Republic), Military Church of St. John of Nepomuk, Prague 1- Hradčany, 27. 6. – 20. 9. 2018
Rijeka (Croatia), Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Coast Rijeka, 12. 12. 2018 – 5. 2. 2019
Idrija (Slovenia), Idrija Municipal Museum, 9. 9. – 10. 10. 2021 (Project of the exchange of the exhibitions of two Slovenian European Heritage Label sites)
Author of the exhibition: mag. Damjana Fortunat Černilogar
Photo owners: Jutta Geyling and Michael Geyling handed over the display material to the Tolmin Museum in permanent ownership - © Remigius Geyling, Bildrecht, Vienna, 2017, Tolmin Museum, IPCHS RU Nova Gorica
Translation of texts: Wolfgang Zitta, Mojca Jemec, Poliglot
Proofreading of texts: Darja Pirih
Digitization of materials: Marko Grego
Web exhibition design: Damjan Leban
© Remigius Geyling, Bildrecht, Vienna, 2017 (applies to material from the Geyling Family Archives)
© IPCHS UR Nova Gorica (archival recordings of restorations)
© Tolmin Museum - Tolminski muzej

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Archive of IPCHS RU Nova Gorica.
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