HISTORY AND ARTS COLLECTIONS

Since December 3rd 2008, at National museum of Slovenia – Metelkova

logoFollowing nearly two hundred years of collecting artefacts, made and used in our country - typical and important for Slovenia and the Slovenians, since 2008 the permanent exhibition of the selected collections is open to the public at the new venue of the National museum of Slovenia - Metelkova.
The first floor galleries showcase the evolution of seating and case furniture in Slovenia combined with the lighting and clocks collections; drinking vessels and other artefacts made of glass, ceramics and porcelaine; devotional objects; as well as the bequest of the eminent Slovenian fencer Rudolf Cvetko. On the second floor are the study collections of antique arms and armour, metalwork, ecclesiastical textiles, toys, the bequest of the athlete Boris Gregorka, as well as the painting collection and select musical instruments. On view are more than 2500 artefacts, periodically freshened up by others from the storage.

A stroll through the galleries offers countlesss attractions. Authentic historical exhibits speak of the ways of life and work in Slovenia in the past five centuries, they are evidence of the creativity, talents and skills of our ancestors, as an inspiration for the coming generations. Many are linked to eminent Slovenian men and women, as well as the cities, villages and castles across the country. Visitors can savour the extraordinary diversity of types, shapes and ornaments, materials, techniques and workmanship, as were constantly reinvented through the Slovenian cultural history, beginning with the gothic, renaissance, baroque, rococo and neo-classicism to empire, biedermeier, historism, secession, art deco, to modernism.

Collections on display:
  • Seating and Lighting
  • Ceramics, Porcelain and Glass
  • Devotional Artefacts
  • Athlete and Coach Boris Gregorka
  • Storage Furniture and Clocks
  • Metalwork
  • Ecclesiastical Textiles
  • Everything for a Child
  • Athlete and Coach Rudolf Cvetko
  • Paintings and Musical Instruments  

CO-WORKERS

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Head of the Departmant
doc. dr. Mateja Kos

Authors
dr. Jasna Horvat (slike in glasbila)
mag. Darko Knez (devocionalije)
doc. dr. Mateja Kos (keramika in steklo; slike in glasbila)
dr. Tomaž Lazar (igrače)
dr. Maja Lozar Štamcar (pohištvo, ure in svetila)
mag. Goja Pajagič Bregar (sakralni tekstil)
mag. Jože Podpečnik (športni zbirki)
dr. Matija Žargi (kovina in orožje)
dr. Maja Žvanut (igrače)

Designers
Polona Zupančič in Mojca Turk

Restoring
Oddelek za konserviranje in restavriranje NMS:
Damijan Jesenovec
Irma Langus Hribar
mag. Gorazd Lemajič
Nataša Nemeček
Igor Ravbar
Janja Slabe
mag. Goja Pajagič Bregar

Exhibition equipment
ALU Komen d.o.o.

The setting of an exhibition
RPS d.o.o., Ljubljana

Guided tours monthley, every first sunday of the month, at 11am.