Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and Events › Performance/exhibition
The exhibition The Magic of Amulets presented the tradition of magic amulets from the times of the Pharaohs onwards, with an emphasis on the collection of Egyptian amulets held by the Slovene Ethnographic Museum, which were brought home by Slovene collectors in the 19th century. In addition, it featured amulets from the Ptuj-Ormož Regional Museum and the Carinthian Regional Museum. The millennia-old tradition of using objects with magical protective power against danger and mysterious forces has also left traces in contemporary Egypt, as was shown at the exhibition by a private collection Shahira Mehrez of Islamic women’s jewellery of silver and other materials.
Contributing researchers dr. Constant Hames, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Paris dr. Živa Vesel, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Paris dr. Günther Hölbl, Vienna dr. Alain Epelboin, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris dr. Elfriede Haslauer, Vienna dr. Carlo Rindi Nuzzolo, Prato dr. Jacques Sesiano, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne dr. Shahira Mehrez, Cairo dr. Klemen Jelinčič Boeta, Ljubljana dr. Sabina Kramar, Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute, Ljubljana