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Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre

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Cankarjev dom Cultural and Congress Centre 2013 01.jpg The largest cultural and congress centre in Slovenia, the multipurpose building of Cankarjev dom is situated in the heart of Ljubljana, providing over 36,000 square metres of events space and staging over 1,200 events each year. It was opened in 1980 and was built as the last part of the Trg revolucije architectural complex conceived by renowned Slovene architect Edvard Ravnikar.

Festivals organised by Cankarjev dom include the Biennial of Slovene Book Illustration, Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe), International Documentary Film Festival, Ljubljana Jazz Festival and Transgenerations Festival of Youth Creativity.

Arboretum Volčji Potok

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Opened to the public in 1952, Arboretum Volčji Potok originally formed part of the Souvan family estate in 1885, which was taken over by the University of Ljubljana in 1952 and legally declared a place of cultural and natural heritage of national importance. Now independent of the University of Ljubljana, it is the most-visited horticultural facility in Slovenia which in recent years has become famous for its spring flower shows. True to its name meaning a collection of trees and bushes planted for educational purposes, the arboretum is primarily a botanical garden for woody plants, the only one in Slovenia.

Archives of the Republic of Slovenia

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The Archives of the Republic of Slovenia (ARS) carry out administrative and technical tasks in the field of archives and documentary material, created by the state authorities and other statutory and administrative subjects, as well as technical tasks of common interest in the protection of archives in the country. Today the archives operate within the Ministry of Culture.

Apart from its headquarters at the Gruber Palace, a listed building with a refined Baroque interior, the Slovene Film Archives are housed partly at the underground storehouse at Gotenica in the Kočevje region.

A special department known as the Book and Paper Conservation Centre operates within ARS and is the central restoration workshop for paper and parchment in Slovenia.

Historical Archives Celje

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Established in 1956, the Historical Archives Celje (ZAC) collect and keep records of the archives of organisations and institutions of local and regional interest. In June 2008 a digitisation of archival collections was carried out. In 2009 the Celje Archives joined the initiative of establishing a common digital database. The project is called, consisting of a database of joined Slovenian regional archives, funded by the Ministry of Culture.

National and University Library

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The National and University Library (NUK) serves as the national library of Slovenia, the main library of the University of Ljubljana for humanities and social sciences, the Slovenian legal deposit library and the trusted digital repository for Slovenian cultural and scientific heritage. NUK is the headquarters of the Slovene bibliographical service, and the national aggregator of e-contents from the field of culture to Europeana.

Its collections and services support scholarly and scientific work of the Ljubljana University and other higher education institutions. The Library is a centre of knowledge aimed at lifelong education of the Slovenian people, and at raising their cultural and educational level and information literacy skills. Through research, development and educational activities in the field of librarianship, the Library is actively co-shaping Slovenian library system, and makes significant contributions to theoretical and practical knowledge of library and information science.

With roots in the 18th century, the institution was housed in the exquisite cultural monument conceived by Slovene architect Jože Plečnik and built 1938–1940. A four-storey, four-winged building in the shape of an irregular rectangle, with two small inner yards can boast with an interior with a number of excellent architectural details, made of marble, bronze, or wood.

Museum of Architecture and Design

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The Architecture Museum of Ljubljana was established in 1972 by the Municipality of Ljubljana. In April 2010 the management of the museum was transferred from the city to the state. Under the new name the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) is the central Slovene museum for architecture, town planning, industrial and graphic design, and photography. Since 1992 the Museum is located at Fužine Castle.

Since 1972 the Secretariat of the Biennial of Design (BIO) (formerly known as Biennial of Industrial Design) operates under the aegis of the museum. In 2017 under the auspices of MAO, the Centre for Creativity was established in order to support Slovenia's cultural and creative sector (CCS).

In 2015 the MAO launched the Future Architecture Platform, with an aim of communicating the social, environmental, economic and design potentials of architecture to the widest possible audiences across Europe. The open call was open to architects as well as to urban planners, curators, landscape architects, designers, artists, filmmakers, etc. First the selected applicants presented their ideas at the February Matchmaking Conference at MAO where they pitched their ideas, afterwards the Future Architecture programme of exhibitions, conferences, lectures and workshops ran during 2016–2017 across Europe.

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Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia

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The Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia (IPCHS) was founded in 1999, under the then Cultural Heritage Protection Act, and united the 7 regional institutes for the protection of cultural heritage and the Restoration Centre. IPCH comprises the Cultural Heritage Service with 7 regional offices and the Conservation Centre with 2 organisational units – the Restoration Centre and the Centre for Preventive Archaeology. They perform public services in the area of the protection and conservation of immovable cultural heritage with the related movable and intangible heritage.

The photo gallery available at the institute's website is a rich resource on Slovene 20th-century architecture, Baroque monuments, Secessionist architecture in Slovenia, mediaeval towns, early industrial heritage, historical parks and gardens, the legacy of Jože Plečnik, and vernacular heritage as well as the latest archaeological findings.

Historical Archives Ptuj

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Located at the Dominican Monastery at Ptuj and established in 1955, the Historical Archives Ptuj collect and keep records of the archives of organisations and institutions of local and regional interest. A lecture room for 25 people and a space for occasional exhibitions are available in the main location. In 2008 the resounding exhibition National Consciousness was Awakened in Ptuj in 1908 took place. In Spring 2012 the archives moved to a new location

Moderna galerija / Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova

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Up to 2011 the Moderna galerija (MG), established in 1948 in Ljubljana, has been the central national institution for modern and contemporary art. Since November 2011 the national institution consists of two venues - Moderna galerija (MG) and the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM) that opened in a new space in the cultural quarter at Metelkova. The Moderna galerija / Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova has also an abbreviated form MG+MSUM standing for Moderna galerija plus Muzej sodobne umetnosti.

National Museum of Slovenia

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Established in 1821, the National Museum of Slovenia is the country's oldest cultural and scientific institution. It holds major historical artefacts and sets museum guidelines and education standards for Slovene museums and the public. Museum experts and associates publish relevant literature on objects and documents that represent Slovene history and culture. The National Museum of Slovenia comprises an Archaeological Department, a Numismatic Cabinet, a Department of Prints and Drawings, a Department of History and Applied Arts, Conservation and Restoration Department and a library.

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