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We prepare content of the protection, legislation, exhibitions, publications, and domestic and international projects.

Protection of cultural heritage

Modern heritage protection encompasses more than simply the protection of buildings and objects. By considering the spatial totalities and values of the cultural environment, it brings together the expertise of the fundamental disciplines of archaeology, architecture, ethnology, landscape architecture, history, technical history, art history and urban history, and the specialist knowledge and theoretical approaches of conservation, restoration and preventive archaeology.

Best practices

Ljubljana, the National Gallery

Work began with the creation of a Conservation Plan for 2010, as part of which extensive conservation and restoration surveys of the building were carried out. 

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Ljubljana, the National Gallery
Celje, ancient mosaics

As part of the renovation of public spaces in the old town centre of Celje, which is protected as a settlement and archaeological cultural monument, incredible archaeological remains of a Roman villa were discovered during archaeological surveys done in 2013/2014. 

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Celje, ancient mosaics
Preliminary archaeological surveys

The Centre for Preventive Archaeology carries out various types of preliminary archaeological surveys to assess the archaeological potential of a particular area.

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Infrared image of Otočec during the floods of 2010
Ljubljana, Church of St. Mary’s Assumption

The restoration of the 600 square metres of ceiling paintings by the painter and fresco artist Matej Sternen in the Church of St. Mary’s Assumption in Ljubljana was completed at the end of the summer 2015.

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Ljubljana, Church of St. Mary’s Assumption
Ljubljana, Plečnik’s house

Jože Plečnik is known as the greatest Slovenian architect of the 20th century.

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Ljubljana, Plečnik’s house
Brežice Castle

The renovation of Brežice Castle began in autumn 2010.

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Brežice Castle
Maribor, Minorite Church

The Church of St. Mary’s Assumption stands together with the former Minorite monastery on the banks of the River Drava in the oldest part of Maribor called Lent. 

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Škofja loka, Loka Castle

In November 2015 we completed the first phase of the conservation and restoration work to the paintings in the Loka Castle chapel.

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Škofja loka, Loka Castle
Celje, Ceiling of Celje

In autumn 2015, the IPCHS Restoration Centre carried out a sampling and created a record of the condition of the Ceiling of Celje – of the ceiling paintings that are located in the Old Count’s Mansion in Celje.

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Celje, Ceiling of Celje
Laška seč, shepherd’s mountain lodge

The Laška seč mountain pasture lies above the Tolminka valley and west of the Church of the Holy Ghost on Javorca at an altitude of 1000m.

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Laška seč, shepherd’s mountain lodge
Draženci, removing murals from Roman tombs

As these types of finds are extremely rare in Slovenia, this discovery is of great cultural and historical value.

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Bled, Bled Island

The Bled Island is a cultural and historical monument of national importance.

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Bled, Bled Island

News

09. 05. 2017

We kindly invite you to the 3rd International Archaeological Conference,which will be held in Ljubljana from the 16th to the 18th November 2017.

02. 08. 2016

The opening of the national European Heritage Days will be hold in the Karst region in the famous old place Štanjel on the first of October 2016

02. 08. 2016

European Heritage Communities 2016: Shaping our shared future

The Slovenian Conservation Society presented the Stele Award and Commendations
17. 05. 2016

Dr. Stane Bernik received the Stele Award for lifetime achievement, while Andrejka Ščukovt, Irena Vesel, Alenka Zupan, Vlasta Čobal Sedmak, Andrej Magdič and Gorazd Gerlič received commendations for exceptional achievements.

11. 04. 2016

The IPCHS website received Special Kudos on the well-known platform CSS Design Awards.

IPCHS exhibits at the Monumento 2016 fair
29. 01. 2016

From 28-30 January 2016, the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia made its debut appearance at the Monumento fair in Salzburg.

Helpful tips for owners

Application forms

Before initiating any undertakings to cultural heritage or to plots of land within registered archaeological sites, it is necessary to submit a application to the competent IPCH

Subsidies and calls to tender

Subsidies and loans for reconstruction interventions and presentation of heritage are managed by national and international institutions, communities and foundations.

Manuals

IPCHS independently participates in a wide range of publications of guides and tips to help protect and preserve our cultural heritage.

Current renovations

Piran, Tartini monument

In May 2016, upon the request of the Municipality of Piran, we created a conservation plan for all the integral elements of the Tartini monument in Piran. 

Piran, Tartini monument

In May 2016, upon the request of the Municipality of Piran, we created a conservation plan for all the integral elements of the Tartini monument in Piran. 

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