Dear visitors, welcome to our new website. Any potential irregularities on the website will be corrected shortly. Thank you for your understanding.
Temporary exhibition

Identity on the Line

Identity on the Line

In front of the Museum of Contemporary History

We are all constantly on the move, voluntarily or unwillingly, physically and emotionally. We move between home and away, belonging and alienation, silence and openness, resilience and vulnerability, injustice and reconciliation. Finding one’s identity somewhere between these poles is demanding and requires the ability to constantly change and adjust.

The Identity on the Line is an international travelling exhibition that encompasses stories from seven migration cases from seven European countries. It focuses on physical movements, migration processes that took place in the twentieth century in Europe and shaped the identities of millions of people. Weaving together the intimate stories of the migrants and their descendants, the exhibition puts into perspective the strong feelings that unite them, despite differences in context, timeframe, nationality, and background.

The exhibition is on view in front of the museum until the end of February 2022, after which it moves to Croatia.

The full content of the exhibition can also be found here:, where you can also share your story.

Exhibition coordinator: National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia
Authors of the exhibition: Corinne Brenko, Urška Purg
Contributing authors: Dr Kathrin Pabst, Gunhild Aaby (Norway, Vest-Agder Museum), Søren la Cour Jensen, Ivalo Katrine Birthe Foget Olsvig (Denmark, The House of Knud Rasmussen), Elina Nygård (Sweden, Ájtte – Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum), Marzenna Mazur, Katarzyna Maciejewska, Dorota Ciecholewska (Poland, The Museum of Middle Pomerania in Slupsk), Neringa Latvytė, Donata Armakauskaitė (Lithuania, Vilnius University, Faculty of Communication), Dr Lidija Nikočević, Dr Tamara Nikolić Djerić (Croatia, The Ethnographic Museum of Istria)
Special thanks to: Fania Yocheles-Brancovskaya, Elin Anna Labba, Dragana Marošević, Dragica Dobrila, Lidija Jularić, Jolanta Nitkowska-Węglarz, Egidio Cattonar, Maria Grazia Belci, Marina Paoletić, Giulia and Walter Cnapich, Tomas Colbengtson, Amra Bajrektarević, Boris Denić, Anders Persson Blind, Luigi Donorà, Naja, Klara-Sofie Rosing Birkblad, Fiona Graham, Yehudit (Dita) Sperling-Zupovitz, Joanna Rutkowska, Bella Shirin, Sandra Antić, Naja Motzfeldt, Renata Wilgosiewicz-Skutecka, Fruma Vitkinaitė-Kučinskienė, Vita Safian, Marja Skum, Irena Klosowska, Barbara Dolata, Giuseppina Marušić, Ewa Kwiatkowska-Czarzasty, Bjørn, Mikael Urheim, Dragan Antonijević, Giuliana Donorà, Per, Jan Jørg Tomstad and all our informants who wish to remain anonymous
Proofreading: Jeff Bickert, Dr David Limon
Print: RPS d.o.o.
Photo material: Dr Mitja Velikonja, Tomi Lombar, Vest-Agder Museum (Norway), The House of Knud Rasmussen (Denmark), Ájtte – Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum (Sweden), The Museum of Middle Pomerania in Slupsk (Poland), Vilnius University (Lithuania), National Museum of Contemporary History (Slovenia), The Ethnographic Museum of Istria (Croatia), Vilna Gaon Jewish History Museum (Lithuania), M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art (Lithuania), Tomas Kapočius (Lithuania)

The exhibition has been made possible by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Exhibition in Slovenia
Identity on the Line exhibition in National Museum of Contemporary History, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 21. 1. – 28. 2. 2022
21. 1. – 28. 2. 2022

Exhibitions abroad

Identity on the Line exhibition in Graz, Austria
2. 2. – 15. 6. 2023

Identity on the Line exhibition in Jokkmokku, Sweden
1. 2. – 1. 5. 2023

Identity on the Line exhibition in Vilna, Litva
16. 11. 2022 – 31. 3. 2023

Identity on the Line exhibition in Slupsk, Poland
17. 9. – 13. 11. 2022

Identity on the Line exhibition in Aarhus, Denmark
13. 7. – 13. 9. 2022

Identity on the Line exhibition in Kristiansand, Norway 3. 6. – 13. 7. 2022
2. 6. – 13. 7. 2022

Identity on the Line exhibition in Ethnographic Museum of Istria, Pazin, Croatia, 16. 3. – 15. 5. 2022



News about events and projects of the National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia.