Pietro Coppa's Piran Code "De summa totius orbis" (1524--1526) at the exhibition in Ljubljana
The memory of Slovenia: Slovenian National List - UNESCO Memory of the World
The precious documentary heritage, included on the Slovenian National UNESCO Memory of the World list in 2022, will be on display, together with originals, from 24 October to 3 December 2023 in the National Museum of Slovenia in Ljubljana, Muzejska Street, in the immediate vicinity of the Slovenian Parliament.
The opening of the exhibition: Tuesday, 24 October 2023, at 6 p.m.
The precious documentary heritage, included on the Slovenian National UNESCO Memory of the World list in 2022, will be on display, together with originals, from 24 October to 3 December 2023 in the National Museum of Slovenia in Ljubljana, Muzejska Street, in the immediate vicinity of the Slovenian Parliament,
In 2020, the National Committee of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme was established in Slovenia, and two years later the first ten entries of the most recognizable documentary collections were included on their national list. The selected documents are of permanent and inestimable value, and their destruction or loss would mean irreparable damage to us and our posterity.
Among the exhibited treasures, Pietro Coppa's Codex of Piran "De summa totius orbis" (1524-1526) will also be on display. Consequently, do not miss this unique opportunity and see the most valuable cartographic document held in the area of modern-day Slovenia. It is the work of the famous cartographer Pietro Coppo and the author of several cartographic masterpieces, a man of Venetian descent once residing in Izola on the Slovenian coast. His Code is considered the very peak of world cartography.
Owing to its extreme fragility, the Piran Code will be on display for only first three days of the exhibition, while the entire exhibition will be open only one month.
The exhibition is the product of a joint project carried out by archives, libraries and museums. In addition to the Maritime Museum Piran, the National Museum of Slovenia, the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia, the National and University Library, the Historical Archive Ptuj, the Franciscan Monastery of Novo mesto, the Public Economic Institute for Protocol Services of the Republic of Slovenia, Grad Brdo, the Slovenian Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Recent and Contemporary History of Slovenia are taking part in it.
Wednesday, 8 November 2023, at 6 p.m.: Dr Nadja Terčon (Maritime Museum Piran), The Piran Code De summa totius orbis (1524-1526) and its author Pietro Coppo
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