Pot na Fužine 2 1000 Ljubljana
Remote from the bustle of Ljubljana's center, Fužine Manor stands on the left bank of the Ljubljanica River, its image mirrored on the water. A Renaissance building with corner towers, an accentuated entrance tower, and long arcades was built in the 16th century as the ambitiously designed residence of Janez Khissl, a humanist and Protestant with important links with Slovene Protestant writers. At the time of its construction, there were forges, ironworks (fužine), rolling mills for leather, and a paper mill on this stretch of the river.
Today, much of the manor has already been renovated, and when the work is complete, the manor will live again as the new Museum of Architecture, Slovenia's central museum of architecture, urban planning, industrial and graphic design, and photography. It systematically collects, stores and studies materials related to these fields of activity and displays them in temporary and permanent exhibitions, making it possible for visitors to understand the past and the future of architecture, design and photography. The Museum of Architecture and Design (known as MAO, from its Slovene name Muzej za arhitekturo in oblikovanje
) houses nearly 150,000 different objects, from plans, sketches, and models for buildings to various kinds of furniture, small objects, instruments and appliances, posters, various kinds of printed materials, and photographs. Almost all the prominent Slovene architects and designers from the twentieth century, as well as many photographers, are represented in the museum’s holdings, totalling more 1,000 artists altogether.
The Ljubljana Architecture Museum was established in 1972 by the City of Ljubljana. In April 2010 the management of the museum was transferred from the city to the state and the museum was renamed into Museum of Architecture and Design. Opening Hours
Open: Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-18.00.
Closed: Mondays and holidays (1 January, 1 November and 25 December).
Museum of Architecture and Design
Pot na Fužine 2
Tel. : ++386 1 548 42 70
Tel. 2 : ++386 1 548 42 80
Web site : www.mao.si
Free of charge
Access for invalids
GPS Northing (N) : 46,0506
GPS Easting (E) : 14,5635