Current exhibition: Dead on target!
On 9 September 2020, we opened a new historical and artistic exhibition entitled Dead on target! with the subtitle The Kremnica Burgher Shooting Society and its shooting targets. The museum’s collection of 138 painted targets from the period 1837 to 1896 is the third largest such collection in Slovakia. The targets illustrate a very wide range of motifs – humorous, romantic, edifying or reflective of everyday life. The targets and the stories they tell illustrate the history of the Kremnica Shooting Society and its members; their interests and activities are placed in a broader social and historical context. The attractive design interacting with the unique architecture of the building and special sound and light effects offers visitors a moving experience to remember.
The Burgher House
The Burgher House at 32-38 Štefánikovo square is used for long-term exhibitions that display different parts of the Museum’s collections based on particular themes. This architecturally- interesting medieval building stands on a narrow plot of land between two larger Gothic buildings. Its internal architecture is typical of the late Renaissance style.
For almost ten years from 1988 the Burgher House hosted an exhibition entitled “Z dejín lyžovania na Slovensku” (From the history of skiing in Slovakia). The exhibitions shown here since 1998 include: Krása starých remesiel / The beauty of old crafts (1998-2003), Čriepky z histórie / Fragments of history (2003– 2004), K pocte zbraň / Present arms! (2004-2005), Cesty zberateľstva v umení 15. – 18. storočia / Routes of collecting in 15th to 18th century art (2007 – 2012) and Pôvab kameninových záhrad. Kremnická kameninová továreň 1815 – 1956 / The charm of stoneware gardens. The Kremnica stoneware factory 1815 – 1956 (2013 – 2019).
For the last mentioned exhibition the Museum won the Slovak Museum of the Year Award in 2007 and the Annual Prize for 2007 awarded by the magazine Pamiatky a múzeá (Heritage and Museums).