Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, Maribor Regional Office


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Zavod za varstvo kulturne dediščine Republike Slovenije (ZVKDS), Območna enota Maribor
Slomškov trg 6, SI-2000 Maribor
Phone386 (0) 2 228 4800
Fax386 (0) 2 228 4807
Managed byInstitute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia
Srečko Štajnbaher, Head
Phone386 (0) 2 228 4828

The Maribor Regional Office of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, founded in 1959, is responsible for overseeing the cultural heritage in the wider Maribor and Prekmurje region. It thus takes care for many cultural monuments of high importance like the Slovenska Bistrica Castle, the Castle Borl, the baroque Dornava Mansion and several other mansions and castles.

The office has a branch with a conservation and restoration workshop in Ptuj.

Projects and exhibitions

In 2017 the Maribor office of the institute entered an international project called Tracing the Art of the Straub Family. Together with the University of Ljubljana and the partners from Croatia, Germany and Austria they formed a research consortium that explores the legacy of a prolific family of artists who lived and worked in the region – Johann Baptist (1704-1784), active in München and Wien; Philipp Jakob (1706-1774), active in Graz; Joseph (1712-1784), active in Maribor; Johann Georg (1721-1773) active in Radgona; and Franz Anton (1726-1774/6), active in Zagreb.

Temporary exhibitions are sometimes organised by the office. In 2009 the exhibition Zgodovinski parki in vrtovi [Historic Parks and Gardens] was presented, accompanied by a monography.


For their achievement in the conservation of Slovene cultural heritage, employees of the office have won several Stele acknowledgements and Stele Awards, namely: Janez Mikuž (2010), Viktor Gojkovič (2007), Mirko Šoštarič (1995), and Andreja Volavšek (1991). The Stele recognition was received by Neva Sulič Urek (2008) and Bine Kovačič (2007).

See also

Other regional offices

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