Protection

of cultural heritage

goes beyond the protection of individual buildings and objects. It integrates different skills into specialised knowledge and theoretical approaches, taking into account the spatial totality and values of the cultural environment.

We connect knowlegde and approaches in Conservation, Conservation Restoration and Preventive archaeology.

Renovation of Tabor Primary School I
Rog factory
Žiče Carthusian
SNG Drama Ljubljana
Interventions at Gruber Palace
The salterns through time
Examples of good practice

Renovation of Tabor Primary School I

The renovation project is a successful example of energy renovation of a damaged and dilapidated structural modernist architecture from the late 1970s.

The work of IPCHS

Conservation
Presentation of the renovation of Tabor I Primary School in Maribor, main façade after renovation Sept. 2023
Presentation of the renovation of Tabor I Primary School in Maribor, during the renovation in July 2023
Examples of good practice

Rog factory

In the renovated Rog factory, the industrial process will continue with production activities in nine production laboratories on the ground floor, such as textile, wood, metal, green, ceramics, glass and others.

The work of IPCHS

Conservation
Examples of good practice

Žiče Carthusian

is an exceptional monument of monastic architecture, which transcends the Slovenian context. All the main stylistic periods of European art are preserved in its architectural fabric. Its architectural, symbolic, historical, archaeological and landscape values make it of exceptional importance for the country, which is why it was declared a cultural monument of national importance in 2015.

The work of IPCHS

Conservation
Žiče Carthusian
Žiče Carthusian
Preliminary archaeological excavations

SNG Drama Ljubljana

of 1410 m² were located within the walls - intra muros - of the Roman Colonia Iulie Emone, in its north-western part. The proximity of the Forum, the central public space of the colony, and the main Cardo, the city's main north-south street, carries great archaeological potential.

The work of IPCHS

Preventive archaeology
Archaeological site Drama, Ljubljana
Examples of good practice

Interventions at Gruber Palace

Between 2018 and 2022, under the direction of Martina Lesar Kikelj, an extremely extensive and technically demanding project was carried out on the ceiling painting at the top of the staircase of the Gruber Palace. Gruber Palace is an art historical monument, as its interior contains works of art of exceptional importance for both Slovenian and European art.

The work of IPCHS

Conservation Restoration
Gruber Palace, Ljubljana
Examples of good practice

The salterns through time

Remote sensing methods such as airborne laser scanning always show time and again that the landscape is nowhere empty, it is full of footprints everywhere of past human activity. This multitude of traces challenges us the challenge of how to protect them.

Solina today, photo by Matjaž Kljun, 2022, ZVKDS OE Piran

Advice for owners

Register of immovable cultural heritage

The Register of Immovable Cultural Heritage is the official, computerised database of cultural heritage in the territory of Slovenia, under the responsibility of the State.

How do I obtain cultural heritage conditions and consent?

Before any intervention in cultural heritage or in the land for construction within a registered archaeological site, it is necessary to obtain cultural heritage consent from the competent IPCHS regional unit, and before that, cultural heritage conditions.

Applications

Owners or their proxies submit applications for cultural protection conditions or consents or for the preparation of an offer to carry out preliminary archaeological investigations on the forms provided in the Applications window.

Presentation of the renovation of Tabor I Primary School in Maribor, main façade after renovation Sept. 2023
Examples of good practice

Renovation of Tabor Primary School I

The renovation project is a successful example of energy renovation of a damaged and dilapidated structural modernist architecture from the late 1970s.

Eva Sapač, Ph.D.
View of the monastery from the south-east, photo by Tadej Bolta, 2022
Examples of good practice

Protection of the ruins of the Žiče Carthusian Monastery

Žiče Carthusian Monastery is an exceptional monument of monastic architecture that transcends the Slovenian landscape. Its architectural fabric preserves all the main stylistic periods of European art. Its architectural, symbolic, historical, archaeological and landscape values make it of exceptional importance for the country, which is why it was declared a cultural monument of national importance in 2015.

Matija Plevnik
LJ - Gruber Palace, painting in the dome after the intervention
Examples of good practice

Kremser Schmidt painting

Between 2018 and 2022, extensive conservation and restoration work was carried out on the ceiling painting of the staircase of the Gruber Palace.

Martina Lesar Kikelj
Park of Villa Rafut
Examples of good practice

Renovation of the park of Villa Rafut

The renovation, which was completed at the beginning of 2024, has integrated the park areas of Rafutski Park into a coherent whole and transformed them into a public urban park.

Katja Kosič
The prison wall and the old cultural landscape between Sv. Ahac and Stražica near Ilirska Bistrica
The wall and the ancient cultural landscape

between St. Ahac and Strazica

Remote sensing methods such as airborne laser scanning always show time and again that the landscape is nowhere empty, it is full of footprints everywhere of past human activity. This multitude of traces challenges us the challenge of how to protect them.

Dimitrij Mlekuž Vrhovnik, Ph. D.
Vittore Carpaccio, painting after conservation and restoration work.
Examples of good practice

Vittorio Carpaccio's organ paintings

The work on the organ paintings by the Venetian Renaissance master Vittorio Carpaccio from the Church of the Assumption in Koper began in 2010 with a naturalistic investigation of the painting and restoration materials.

Barbka Gosar Hirci
Examples of good practice

The renovated Rog factory

The former Rog factory is an important monument of industrialisation in Slovenia and after renovation, the building still expresses its industrial character with its typical large coffered windows and unpainted plasterwork of extended mortar.

Tatjana Adamič

In time

You are welcome to take a look.

We invite you to the presentation of the proposal to declare the Franciscan Monastery of Kostanjevica a monument of national importance.
14. 5. 2024

We invite you to the presentation of the proposal to declare the Franciscan Monastery of Kostanjevica a monument of national importance.

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Two new designations of cultural monument
26. 3. 2024

Two new designations of cultural monument

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Welcome!
3. 4. 2024

Welcome!

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For knowledge

Publications

Here you will find publications we produce, videos and other content we produce to help people understand the importance of the historic environment and therefore our mission to protect heritage. All our authors are experts in their chosen field. Their work is designed to inspire, inform and educate.

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