The Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana opened its doors on 7 August 2010. In the 10 years of its existence, it has become a centre for mountaineers as well as a place for education, culture and mountaineering studies. It is a meeting point for visitors as well as locals. And because of all this, it is also an Infopoint of the Alpine Convention. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in 2017 and was renewed for a further three-year-period this spring.
The aim of the Alpine Convention Infopoints is to spread the ideas and awareness about the Convention in local communities, which are not in the direct vicinity of the Secretariat’s seats in Innsbruck (AT) and Bolzano/Bozen (IT) or the ministries of individual Alpine countries. The strong link between the Infopoint and its territory facilitates the implementation of the Alpine Convention’s objectives by involving the local inhabitants, administrations, tourists, institutions, and a range of public and private organisations.
“The work done by the colleagues of the museum is exceptional. They bring the different topics of living in the Alps closer to the people in an innovative and interactive way. I am honoured that the museum is also an Infopoint of the Alpine Convention,” said Alenka Smerkolj, the Secretary General of the Alpine Convention, in her address. “I wish a very happy anniversary to the entire museum team and thank them for the important work they do, with which they enrich the Slovenian and international Alpine space.”
The 10th anniversary was celebrated by opening a temporary exhibition on the most important events in the history of Slovenian mountaineering.