Columbus’ Daughter Alma M. Karlin
Cultural-historical and anthropological exhibition
• Metting point: Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congres centre (we will also have a short tour of Cankarjev dom)
Trg Republike main gate (near Maximarket) at 9:45.
• Cost: Entrance fee: 4 EUR, Guiding in English: 20 EUR (for group)
• Contact: Marjetka Heric, tel: 041 341 735
Allow me to introduce to you this famous lady Alma M. Karlin. We may need some more information to understand her life and work: (from the exhibition leaflet)
“Alma M. Karlin (1889–1950, Celje) globetrotter, writer, amateur explorer, polyglot and theosophist, travelled the world between 1919 and 1927. She journeyed alone, for eight uninterrupted years, and earned her own livelihood en route. She challenged the prejudices of her milieu and overcame all limitations – among others overstepping physical and spatial boundaries and transcending the confines of the spirit of her time – and followed her dream to acquire knowledge, and explore the world and herself.
Commemorating the 90th anniversary of Alma’s return from her globe travels, the exhibition aims to (re-)establish Alma’s reputation as one of the greatest travellers of all time. In 1933, upon the publication of Alma’s travel trilogy, a journalist for the New York Times wrote that “she is the first woman to have travelled around the world in this fashion.” In fact, no man had toured the globe in this manner before Alma – she journeyed alone for eight uninterrupted years and made her own living en route.
Organised in association with the Celje Regional Museum, the exhibition features the objects Alma collected on her travels and had dispatched home, including the mysterious figurine of Li Tieguai, whom she ascribed supernatural powers, Japanese graphic prints, an outstandingly large collection of postcards, photographs, personal belongings and furniture. Many of the exhibits have not enjoyed public presentation before. The showcase includes film footage of interesting and invaluable interviews with informed observers (some of whom knew Alma personally). ”
The exhibition will be complemented by a rich accompanying programme and a museum shop.
It will be great opportunity – our guide will be personally BARBARA TRNOVEC, curator of Ethnology and cultural Anthropology
Do not miss that.