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The IPCHS coordinates and participates in various international and domestic project and promotional campaigns. Special attention is given to young people.

European Cultural Heritage Days

European Cultural Heritage Days, as the name already indicates, are a joint action undertaken by numerous European countries under the auspices of the Council of Europe and the European Commission.

Perceive, Protect, Preserve

PERCEIVE, PROTECT, PRESERVE is a project by the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia with which we want to spark an interest in the younger population for the protection and preservation of cultural heritage, while also familiarising them with concepts from cultural heritage conservation in a creative way.

In this institution that has branches throughout Slovenia, all different types of experts meet and connect on a daily basis – from conservationists and restorers to archaeologists and architects – who with their knowledge in art history, ethnology, archaeology, conservation, restoration, history, architectural, landscape architecture and more, work on preserving cultural heritage. For Slovenian cultural heritage to be introduced to children and youth as much as possible, various activities that emphasise the IPCHS’s mission were organised as part of the project.

REFREsh - Rural rEvitalisation For cultuRal hEritage

REFREsh deals with revitalisation of heritage in rural areas. The aim of the project is to transform old and unused industrial buildings into cultural centres of creative industries by using multifunctional approach and involving different stakeholders. REFREsh is funded by Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme. It brings together partners from Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Italy and Slovenia.

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InnoRenew CoE

The IPCHS collaborates as a partner on the InnoRenew CoE project whose goal it is to found a internationally acclaimed, scientifically excellent institute in the field of renewable materials and improving the quality of living, and enable Slovenia to penetrate to the leading position in Europe regarding sustainable construction with the help of the centre’s operations. The project was financed as part of Horizon 2020 WIDESPREAD-1-2014: Teaming and coordinated by the University of Primorska. The project consortium is comprised of eight Slovenian partners and the world renowned mentor institution Fraunhofer WKI.



Copper and bronze undergo spontaneous oxidation in humid air, but the aggressive environment (e.g. acid rain,..) the outdoor bronze monuments are exposed to, influences their further corrosion and degradation. In spite of the extensive corrosion studies of bronze and artist’s patina, only few direct correlations of environmental conditions, to which a work of art is exposed, to the corrosion development exist. Furthermore, this problem is exacerbated due to the rapid global environmental changes and pollution. In order to protect bronze cultural heritage objects only certain corrosion protection methods may be used, but the protection systems that were in the use till now are not always effective and could be environmentally questionable, and need to be adapted to the environmental conditions a work of art is exposed to.


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HEREIN cultural heritage network

Since 1999, the network has being setting up a permanent information system which connects European governmental institutions that are responsible for preserving cultural heritage. By 2010, as many as 42 countries had become part of the network. It focuses on cultural heritage, building and archaeological heritage in particular, all within the context of the conventions of the Council of Europe. The broad scope of the network’s content aspect encourages and enables politicians, experts, conservation societies and associations, as well as the wider public to initiate projects and establish partnerships regarding heritage conservation. 


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