Ljubljana
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Exhibitions

Current
From Vatican Museums to the City Museum of Ljubljana
Plečnik and the Sacred. Jože Plečnik, Slovenian Architect and Designer
26. 9. 2019–24. 11. 2019
Jože Plečnik was not just a master of monumental architecture; he was also an exceptional designer of sacred objects. After an exceptional response from visitors at Vatican Museums, the exhibition with 33 selected objects of the Plečnik liturgical vessels will be exclusively presented also at the City Museum of Ljubljana as part of the celebration of the European Cultural Heritage days.
Current
Archaeological park Emona
27. 4. 2019–31. 10. 2019
A special place in Ljubljana's history is reserved for Roman Emona, the traces of which have been preserved in the very centre of the city.Welcome to a trail tracing the 2000-year-old heritage of Emona. A walk through modern Ljubljana can take you further than you think! It takes you to the time of Emona, a city brimming with life between the first century and early sixth century. 
Current
Ivan Cankar Memorial Room
27. 4. 2019–31. 10. 2019
Ivan Cankar, a Slovenian author, playwright and essayist born in 1876 in Vrhnika, spent a few years of his life in Ljubljana. Having returned from Vienna to Ljubljana, he established himself on Rožnik Hill which today forms part of the Tivoli, Rožnik and Šišenski hrib landscape park.
Current
Find your own favourite period in Ljubljana’s history!
Ljubljana. History. City.
Permanent exhibition
How well do you know the rich history of Slovenian capital? Pile-dwellers, Emona, Middle and New Ages, the 20th and 21st centuries… what is the history of Ljubljana? Get to know Ljubljana's past - see the chronological presentation of Ljubljana’s millennia of heritage with precious authentic artefacts, like the world's oldest wooden wheel with an axle!
Current
Oton Župančič Memorial Collection
Permanent exhibition
The atmosphere of Župančič's rooms, his artistic work, and the objects accompanying him tell a story of both the artist and his time. Župančič’s literary oeuvre, in whose framework his last collection of poems Zimzelen pod snegom (The Evergreen beneath the Snow, 1945) is specially emphasised, encourages visitors to read the artist’s poems.
Current
Tobacco Museum
Permanent exhibition
The Tobacco Museum – a collection of the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana and Tobačna Ljubljana – emerged 20 years ago from close co-operation between the tobacco factory and the City Museum of Ljubljana.
Upcoming
A major exhibition of achievements of the Modern Era in Ljubljana
BOOK. KNOWLEDGE. REASON. From Protestantism to Enlightenment
14. 11. 2019–30. 8. 2020
In 2019, 469 years will have passed since the first Slovenian printed books, Abecedarium and Catechismus by Primož Trubar, ...
Upcoming
O arheologiji iz zgodovinske perspektive
The first major excavations Archaeology from the historical perspective
3. 12. 2019–23. 2. 2020
In recent years, major archaeological excavations of Emonan sites are being done alongside the renovation of Ljubljana.

Past exhibitions

(Ne)odkrita arheologija LjubljaneArchaeological Heritage in Urban Space
7. 6. 2019–8. 9. 2019
Archaeological research of Gosposvetska cesta, Slovenska cesta, Prešernova cesta, Erjavčeva cesta, Tribuna, Križanke, Dalmatinova ulica, Vegova ulica (KGBL) and the area of the University of Ljubljana.
Icons from the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Sergiev Posad State History and Art Museum and the Yaroslavl Art Museum
ICONSTreasures from Russian Museums
24. 5. 2019–15. 9. 2019
Experience the splendour of world heritage at this exhibition of priceless Russian icons!
Greek Orthodox icons framed in the IRWIN style
Was ist Kunst Hugo BallIRWIN
24. 5. 2019–15. 9. 2019
In the Was ist Kunst Hugo Ball exhibition, Orthodox icons are confronted by IRWIN-framed Dada works, in line with Dionysius' invocation.
Honorary Citizens of LjubljanaRecipients of the title and honour as witnesses of the city's history
24. 4. 2019–8. 9. 2019
Both the exhibition and catalogue will present recipients of the title and honour as witnesses of the city's history.
Oskar Kogoj donated a series of his posters to the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana collection.
Oskar KogojExhibition of posters and objects by Oskar Kogoj
9. 4. 2019–5. 5. 2019
Oskar Kogoj, one of the most prominent Slovenian designers, has donated a series of his posters to the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana collection.
The most stunning artifact recovered beneath Gosposvetska Street.
The transparent blue glass bowlIts Greek inscription reads: "Drink to live forever, for many years!"
7. 2. 2019–18. 10. 2019
The transparent blue glass bowl found next to the woman’s body. The 1,700-year old vessel is decorated on the outside with grapes, and vine leafs and tendrils. A Greek inscription on the inside of the bowl instructs the owner to “Drink to live forever, for many years!”