V Pivki drugič

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Andrej je Pivko obiskal še drugič, tokrat s svojimi muzejskimi sodelavci. Tokrat torej o Državnih depojih vseh treh državnih muzejev.


I was very happy with my first visit to Park of Military History Pivka so I was looking forward to going there again. This time I went with employees of the museum I currently do my internship at. The museum has a department of conservation. They take care of old exhibits and most of them before being put in storage, go through cleaning, repairs and restoration. The museum is in the process of moving all the exhibits from the museum depot to the bigger Pivka depot so I went with them to help and to see the depot.

It is really interesting how Slovenians commute to work every day for at least an hour total, but apparently in Slovenia that is normal and sometimes preferable. The thing I noticed is how Ljubljana is busier during the week and quieter on weekends. That’s because a lot of people prefer to live in smaller towns and villages around Ljubljana and commute every day to work. Ljubljana is the center of Slovenia and a lot of stuff is going on here. I think that living in small towns is more affordable with the commute than living in Ljubljana. Maybe some people enjoy the peace and quiet smaller towns provide, or they want to live in a house with garden. Also, Ljubljana is quite expensive compared to other parts of the country. But the commute is not long so in the end and that may the biggest reason. I’m mentioning this because we picked up a museum employee on the way to Pivka from a smaller town.

It was cloudy and raining but there was no wind so the weather was nice when the rain stopped. After we arrived we had coffee, breakfast and very soon started to work. I was mostly sightseeing and helped minimally, so I went to see the whole depot.

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First I visited the preserver’s workshop. I was full of different stuff he needs for his work, but interesting to look at it because every workshop has its own look in the style of the person who is working there. The museum preserves a lot of different exhibits but I did not expect to see some of the stuff I saw in the depot. Old bicycles, cars, old radio sets form the beginning of the 20th century, computers of huge sizes for today’s standards, toys, old kitchen electronics, printers, badges, statues and I could go on. One of the employers walked me through the entire depot and explained a lot about the stuff he personally collected and refurbished, mostly computers and electronics. It was interesting to hear his stories where he found this particular exhibit and does it still work or not. They even have some printers that were common in the offices 10 years ago. Same goes for some bicycle models. You can still see some of them on the street.

Everybody seemed pretty busy but because I am not the employee of the museum I could not help them with their job since it requires a license to handle old exhibits and restore them. I did help from time to time, mostly transport, but it was all together maybe one hour. Mostly, I was strolling around the depot taking pictures and asking everyone various questions where did the stored exhibits come from. There is a really interesting collection of gifts Slovenian president Milan Kučan received during his visits of other countries around the world. I’ve recognized one Romanian Monastery which I had the opportunity to visit last year and the monastery is not a typical tourist attraction. Other exhibits which struck my eye were the promotional materials, furniture and various other miscellaneous items from the Slovenian presidency of the EU in 2008. As far as I know, Slovenia will host the presidency again in 2021 and Croatia will hold its first one in 2020. It was worth just to see the general work atmosphere there which was very quiet but in the end productive and got the job done. We dropped of the colleague mentioned earlier back home and headed for Ljubljana. I went to the same place, but I had a different experience in the end. I don’t know if I will be going again, maybe one time and I would love to help more.


Prvi obisk Parka vojaške zgodovine v Pivki me je navdušil, zato sem se veselil, da se tja odpravljam ponovno. Pridružil sem se mojim sodelavcem iz Muzeja. Del kolektiva muzeja sestavlja tudi restavratorsko-konzervatorska ekipa, ki skrbi za muzejske predmete. Ti so, preden dobijo svoje mesto v depoju, sčiščeni, popravljeni in restavrirani. V Muzeju pravkar poteka selitev večine muzejskih predmetov iz manjših muzejskih depojev v Ljubljani, v večje v Pivki. Sodelavcem sem se pridružil, da bi jim lahko pomagal in si depo tudi ogledal.

Zanimivo se mi zdi, kako se Slovenci vsakodnevno vozijo v službo za kar porabijo skupaj vsaj uro, a zdi se, da je to v Sloveniji normalno in želeno. Opazil sem, da je med tednom v Ljubljani precejšnja gneča, med vikendi pa se vse skupaj umiri. To je zato, ker veliko ljudi rajši živi v manjših mestih in vaseh v okolici Ljubljane in se v službo vozi. Ljubljana je center Slovenije in tudi središče dogajanja. Morda nekateri ljudje rajši živijo v bolj umirjenem okolju manjših mest ali pa želijo živeti v hiši z vrtom. Ljubljana je tudi, če jo primerjamo z ostalimi deli države, precej draga. Vožnja očitno ni predolga in to je največji razlog. Vse to omenjam, ker se nam je na poti v Pivko pridružila ena izmed muzejskih sodelavk, ki živi v manjšem mestu.

Bilo je oblačno in deževno, a ker ni bilo vetrovno je bilo vreme prijaznejše. Ko smo prispeli, smo se okrepčali z zajtrkom ter kmalu pričeli z delom. Večinoma sem si potek dela ogledoval ter tudi malce pomagal ter si tudi ogledal prostore depoja. Najprej sem obiskal prostore restavratorja. Delavnica je bila polna pripomočkov, ki jih potrebuje pri delu. Hkrati si je prostor tudi zanimivo pogledati, saj je odraz tistega, ki tam delo opravlja. Muzej hrani veliko različnih muzejskih predmetov in bil sem presenečen, ko sem nekatere izmed njih zagledal v depoju. Stara kolesa, avtomobili, radijski sprejemniki iz začetka 20. stoletja, računalniki neverjetnih velikosti, igrače, stari gospodinjski aparati, printerji, značke, kipi in še bi lahko nadaljeval. Eden izmed zaposlenih me je popeljal po depoju in mi razlagal o predmetih, ki jih je zbral sam, večinoma je šlo za računalnike in podobne elektronske naprave. Zanimivo je bilo slišati njegove zgodbe o tem kje se je določen predmet nahajal in če naprava še deluje ali ne. V zbirki sem videl tudi nekaj tiskalnikov, ki so bili v uporabi v pisarnah še pred desetimi leti. Enako velja za nekaj modelov koles. Še vedno jih lahko opazite na ulicah.

Vsi so bili videti precej zaposleni, ker pa sam nimam izpita, ki bi mi dovoljeval rokovanje z muzealijami sem od časa do časa pomagal, večinoma pri premikih predmetov, a vsega skupaj je bilo zame le dela. Tako sem raziskoval depo, fotografiral in spraševal moje sodelavce o shranjenih muzealijah. Izjemno zanimiva se mi je zdela tudi zbirka daril slovenskega predsednika Milana Kučana, ki jih je dobil med obiski različnih dežel sveta. Med darili sem opazil pomanjšano repliko romunskega samostan, ki sem obiskal lansko leto, čeprav samostan ni ravno tipična turistična atrakcija. Zanimiva se mi je zdela tudi zbirka promocijskega materiala, pohištva in ostalih predmetov povezanih s slovenskim predsedovanjem Evropski Uniji v letu 2008. Slovenija bo ponovno predsedovala v letu 2021, Hrvaška pa bo prvič predsedovala že naslednje leto.

Vredno si je bilo ogledati splošno delovno vzdušje v Pivki, ki je bilo sicer precej tiho, a na koncu precej produktivno in delo opravljeno. Na poti nazaj smo odložili sodelavko in se vrnili v Ljubljano. Obiskal sem torej enako mesto, toda preživel sem popolnoma drugačno izkušnjo. Morda bom Pivko še kdaj obiskal, saj bi z veseljem še kdaj pomagal.

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