Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, Novo mesto Regional Office


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Zavod za varstvo kulturne dediščine Republike Slovenije (ZVKDS), Območna enota Novo mesto
Skalickega 1, SI-8000 Novo mesto
Phone386 (0) 7 393 1540
Fax386 (0) 7 393 1590
Managed byInstitute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia
Mitja Simič, Head
Phone386 (0) 7 393 1550

The Novo mesto Regional Office of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, founded in 1980, is responsible for cultural heritage in the Dolenjska and Bela krajina regions, with cultural monuments declared of high importance by the state, among them the St. Nicolas Church in Novo mesto with famous altar painting by Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto (1518 - 1594), the Brežice Castle, the Partisan Baza 20 in Kočevski rog, the Ausperg Ironworks at Dvor near Žužemberk and Mithras temple at Rožanec near Črnomelj. Recent motorway building works have uncovered an archaeologically rich region, and archaeological excavations and research work are still under way at different sites. The office has its quarters, conservation and restoration workshop and depots in Grm Castle (16th – 18th Century) with stucco ceiling decoration and wall paintings in the tower room.

Grm Castle - Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia Novo mesto - Photo Marko Prsina.jpg


Some temporary exhibitions are organised, in 2009 exhibition Zgodovinski parki in vrtovi ("Historic Parks and Gardens") accompanied by monography, in 2006 conservation and restoration exhibition Odkritje dveh rimskih miljnikov na gradbišču AC odseka Hrastje – Lešnica na Karteljevem and another one Metode dela in izvedeni posegi na izbranih kulturnih spomenikih in dediščini on methodological approach and interventions. The latter exhibition and the accompanying manual are among study resources for the proficiency exam for heritage conservation.


Beside current writings (conservation programmes, conservation plans, guideline issues, reports) the office publishes different monographic publications, mostly on archaeological excavations and research work such as in 2006 Rimske ceste in projekt avtocest [Roman Roads and Highways Project]. The illustrated booklet about the Mithras temple at Rožanec was published in English.

See also

Other regional offices

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