Invitation to the renovated National Gallery of Ljubljana

Published: 12.2.2016

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Invitation to the renovated National Gallery of Ljubljana

After several years of renovation, the National Gallery is proud to present its new look. For the first time, all three parts of the gallery are connected, which is an important milestone in the history of Slovenian culture.

Invitation to the renovated National Gallery of Ljubljana

After several years of renovation, the National Gallery is proud to present its new look. For the first time, all three parts of the gallery are connected. At the official opening, the honorary speaker, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, stressed that the gallery’s renovation is an important milestone in the history of Slovenian culture.

The National Gallery of Slovenia in Ljubljana is an art museum with one of the longest traditions in Slovenia. In January, the gallery re-opened its doors with renewed and expanded facilities and enriched exhibitions. For the first time, the three parts of the museum complex are connected and function as a unified structure – the oldest and entirely refurbished Narodni Dom Palace from 1896, Edvard Ravnikar`s New Wing which was constructed in 1993, and the glass Entrance Hall finished in 2001. The renovated National Gallery re-opened at the end of January, and the honorary speaker, the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, marked it as an important cultural milestone in Slovenian history. The renovation was partly financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund.

Get inspired by the exhibitions at the Gallery. Step into the shoes of the artists and join a workshop of graphical drawing techniques on Mondays and Fridays. During school holidays, children can enjoy creative gatherings for the youngest and while they are exploring the world of arts, parents can treat themselves at the Gallery cafe. The coffee and cake taste even better with the view of the artworks.

The National Gallery of Slovenia was founded in 1918 and today contains the country’s biggest collection of visual arts from the late medieval period to the early 20th century. The gallery holds one of Ljubljana`s greatest Baroque works of art, the original Fountain of Three Carniolan Rivers by Francesco Robba, a replica of which stands at its original site in front of Ljubljana Town Hall.

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