Celje is known fot its rich history. After the annexation to the Roman Empire, it recieved the name Municipium Claudium Celeia and experienced its first periode of flourishing. Like many other towns, Celje was later ruined during the Migration Period. Numerous material remainders of Ancient Celeia more often than not served as building or decorative material to the town's medieval inhabitants. During the centuries that succeeded the Renaissance, marqued by the reinforced interest for the Antique and by the expansion of collecting, a lot of antique valuables from Celje were transfered to private collections, and later also to public museums in Vienna and Graz. In the light of a newfound awareness of the importance of preserving the cultural heritage within its local environement, the storage of material heritage was trusted to the newly opened Town Museum of Celje in 1882. The museum became a professional institution after the Second World War, and in the sixties it grew into the Regional Museum of Celje. The last decades in Celje were marqued by some impressive archeological findings, which are today presented in situ and in contemporary exhibition spaces. Inovativeness of their creators was not overlooked, for they have recieved national as well as international awards for their work.