Near the autonomous public zone Metelkova mesto, lies a big platform. It is surrounded by three important museums: the Ethnographic Museum, National Museum of Slovenia, and the Museum of Contemporary Arts. In the middle, there is an artificial amphitheater with grass banks where you can sit, chill and relax beneath the trees. Next to it stands a lime tree, a symbol of center of social life among Slavic peoples.
The museum platform is quite popular among skaters as a convenient skating ground. Families with children come to play and retired people from a nearby nursing home chill out here. The proximity to the Slovene Ethnographic Museum café makes the platform even more popular, especially in summer when several festivals and events take place, like swing and salsa open air dance nights, first on Tuesdays, second on Fridays.
One of the most interesting is Ljubljana short film festival (FeKK), happening in the penultimate week of August; this year between 17th and 22nd of August, which showcases fresh films made in the countries of ex-Yugoslavia, retrospectives of proclaimed authors, workshops, lectures, hangouts, concerts and a lot of good cinematic fun most of it happening in the amphitheater.
This summer, amid the second wave corona outbreak in Slovenia, the Museum platform is hosting a unique project entitled “We are #open for culture!”, a joint action by cultural workers and artists all around Slovenia that will showcase more than a hundred free events with the aim to show the importance of art and culture in people’s lives.