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Restoration comprises a variety of activities that are directly carried out on the heritage building or object with the purpose of facilitating its enjoyment, understanding and use.

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Brežice, Posavski muzej
Brežice, Posavski muzej

Restoration centre

As a part of the state public services, the Restoration Centre manages the development of the conservation and restoration professions, as well as executes direct undertakings on the monuments owned by the state. The Restoration Centre also carries out direct undertakings on monuments in private ownership, for which it manages and carries out preliminary surveys, draws up conservation plans and the conservation and restoration project documentation for the undertakings it executes. The centre also devotes special attention to research, promotional and educational tasks.

Current activities

On the basis of studies, the IPCHS Restoration Centre created a conservation plan for the Church of the Assumption, located on Bled island, at the beginning of 2016. On these basis the first phase of the conservation and restoration of the church began in May, 2016. 



07. 06. 2022

We are very pleased to announce that a new digital tool called Yesterday-today-tomorrow is now available to the public. The tool helps users to choose the most suitable solution for the presentation of archaeological heritage in archaeological parks or similar areas

26. 11. 2021

In Ljubljana new groundwork for the connection between education and the profession in the field of protection of the cultural heritage will be laid.

10. 09. 2021

The exhibition of Hamja Ahsan, the recipient of the Grand Prize of the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, will be on display at the ZVKDS Gallery from 12 September to 21 November as part of the exhibitions and events of this year's Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts entitled ISKRA DELTA.

20. 01. 2021

We had a great and exciting Kick-Off week for CHARTER - the European Cultural Heritage Skills Alliance.

17. 09. 2020

We are glad to announce the seventh issue of the interdisciplinary scholarly periodical RES, dedicated to The Presentation of Wall Paintings – Views, Concepts, and Approaches.

29. 07. 2020

On Friday, 24th of July 2020, a press conference and the opening of the transnational photo exhibition of the REFREsh project took place in the former salt warehouse Monfort (Obala 8) in Portorož.

22. 01. 2019

The jubilee 50th edition of Varstvo spomenikov commemorates the publication on the conservation and protection of cultural heritage – Varstvo spomenikov. 

08. 10. 2018

The renovation work started on the 7th of September and was completed on the 3rd of October 2018, when the Aljaž Turret was returned to its rightful home to the top of Mt. Triglav.

04. 09. 2018

The Aljaž Turret, a monument of national importance (heritage register number 5531) and one of the most recognisable Slovenian national symbols, is undergoing a full-scale renovation in September 2018.

15. 06. 2018

In recent years Heritage Science has been successfully evolving into an important interdisciplinary scientific field, which includes modern research infrastructure and excellent scientists that are now developing E-RIHS – European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science.


The Restoration Centre is made up of eight departments: documentation and library department, project planning department, natural science department, classic canvas painting department, wall painting department, wood department, stone and stuccowork department, and the general department. Each type of heritage requires special treatment, the details are hidden in the procedures, materials used and the methods that are specific to each kind of heritage.

You can see the presentations of the individual departments.

Škofja loka, castle
Škofja loka, castle
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