Archaeological park Emona
Archaeological park Emona
14. 5. 2022–2. 10. 2022

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. 

dr. Otmar Pirkmajer
dr. Otmar Pirkmajer Forgotten Elites
5. 5. 2022–28. 8. 2022

The unusual life story of Dr Otmar Pirkmajer, the first rector of the UNRRA University “Free Europe”, which was founded in Munich in 1946 by the United Nations and where non-German refugees and other displaced persons taught and studied in the wake of the Second World War. The life of Dr Otmar Pirkmajer, lawyer, journalist, politician and a man who had survived the Dachau concentration camp twice, is the record of a remarkable and lesser-known personal story that unfolded during the ceaseless historical twists and turns of the 20th century

Ivan Cankar Memorial Room
Ivan Cankar Memorial Room
27. 4. 2022–30. 10. 2022

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.

Fragile riches from Emonan graves
International Year of Glass 2022
Fragile riches from Emonan graves Roman glassware from Dunajska cesta
10. 2. 2022–26. 6. 2022

The results of current archaeological research exhibited at the museum's treasury.

Corona Project
Call for local communitiy. Content mainly in Slovene language.
Corona Project When corona goes to the museum
25. 3. 2020–30. 6. 2022

Corona collection project

Ljubljana. History. City.
Find your own favourite period in Ljubljana’s history!
Ljubljana. History. City. Discover the Spirit of the 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!

Tobacco Museum
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.

Plečnik 150 Years
Plečnik 150 Years
16. 6. 2022–12. 2. 2023

The 23rd January 2022 marked 150 years since the birth of the Slovenian architect, designer, urban planner, and professor Jože Plečnik.

Milan Rijavec and donations 2011‒2022
Milan Rijavec and donations 2011‒2022 From the 20th and 21st Century Art Collection
6. 9. 2022–1. 1. 2023

We are continuing our series of exhibitions and publications dedicated to the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana’s art collection from the 20th and 21st century.

Past exhibitions

URBAN PROPHECIESLife in Ljubljana in 2100
27. 1. 2022–17. 4. 2022
Are we capable to think the future?
4. 11. 2021–16. 1. 2022
A life of empty streets, tweets, food deliveries, remote work and school, reports on the first infected and all that followed, …
Raziskovalni projekt intermedijske umetnice Valerie Wolf Gang
17. 9. 2021–26. 9. 2021
Bodi to, kar si, vse drugo je že zasedeno. Oscar Wilde 
The 20th and 21st Century Art Collection
The 20th and 21st Century Art CollectionAcquisitions 2011 to 2021
26. 8. 2021–17. 10. 2021
The Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana (MGML) was set up as a public institution in 2009, following a merger between a number of previously independent galleries and the City Museum of Ljubljana. We have been collecting artworks under this new name for more than a decade now, thereby continuing a tradition that was begun over a hundred years ago, in 1907, by the then mayor of Ljubljana, Ivan Hribar.
The Red and the Black
An exhibition dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the Congress of Ljubljana
The Red and the BlackEurope at the 1821 Congress of Ljubljana
18. 6. 2021–24. 4. 2022
In 2021, during the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the exhibition associates Ljubljana and Slovenia with their historical and current roles in the European international relations.
Ljubljana during the War for Slovenia in 1991
The 30th anniversary of the Republic of Slovenia
Ljubljana during the War for Slovenia in 1991
26. 3. 2021–15. 8. 2021
The exhibition, prepared to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Republic of Slovenia, is a reminiscence of the events in the Slovenian capital at the time.

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