Curator: Domen Kaučič
The Photo Collection Sokoli was acquired by the Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia for permanent preservation from TVD Partizan Ljubljana - Narodni dom. The acquired material is a testimony of the action of the Ljubljana Sokoli from its foundation in 1863 to 1983.
The collection encompasses 3425 records, 3219 of which are photographs. The rest are postcards, manuscripts, stamps, invitations, event tickets, forms and posters. Its content is of an extreme value and an important photographic material through which we get to know the Sokoli movement, which not only had elements of physical education, but was also a national movement.
The photographic collection represents all the important events that make a movement of its likes possible: the membership photos from movements different time periods, the Sokoli events with emphasis on the first gymnastics world championship in 1922 in Ljubljana and the last great falcon rally in Ljubljana in 1933 - the competition for King Alexander's sword, the construction of various sports facilities, gym activities, social gatherings and photographs of all the important gymnasts of the time.