Homogea

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Homogea

Koroška cesta 9, SI-4290 Tržič

Phone

386 (0) 4 592 3535, 386 (0) 4 597 1536

Fax

386 (0) 1 283 9216

Managed by

Tržič Museum

Jana Babšek, Director



Phone

386 (0) 4 592 3810




Milan Kovač, Founder



Phone

386 (0) 51 322 485







As the Homogea permanent desplay is not set up for a longer period, the article about it was put into the depot. Below you can read the archival article. Please be aware that certain links and contact information may no longer be valid. For the information about the travelling ehibition contact the Tržič Museum.


Archival article

The Homogea project was founded in 1997 by architect Milan Kovač. Two exhibitions were subsequently established through co-operation with the Slovenian Museum of Natural History, the University of Ljubljana, the Croatian Natural History Museum, the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the following museums: Moravske Muzeum in Anthropos (Brno), Naturhistorisches Museum (Vienna), Joanneumom (Graz), Museo di geologia e palentologia (Florence), Beijing Natural History Museum, and Naturhistoriska riksmuseum (Stockholm). The two exhibitions - Mammoth Hunters: The Ice Age and A Billion Years of Life - were subsequently displayed in the Slovenian Museum of Natural History, but as they were met with exceptional interest, in particular from the school-going young people, it was decided to exhibit them permanently in Tržič.


Permanent display and travelling exhibition

The Municipality of Tržič renovated the former factory premises and the 1,000 square metres of exhibition space thus created made it possible to update the collections and expand the exhibition programme with a collection of Chinese kites. Fossil remains, archaeological finds and reconstructions in the form of life-size models narrate the story from the origin of man four million years ago to the end of the Early Stone Age. The exhibition is divided into five sections: Africa, The Cradle of Mankind; The First Europeans; The Harsh Life of the Neanderthals; Homo sapiens – Hunter and Artist; and The Fauna of the Ice Age. The 22 metre-long skeleton of a Mamenchisaurus from China is the largest item in the exhibition. Nowadays the exhibition travels around Europe and is only occasionally on view in Tržič.

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