Archaeological park Emona
Archaeological park Emona
6. 5. 2023–8. 10. 2023

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. 

Ivan Cankar Memorial Room
Ivan Cankar Memorial Room
27. 4. 2023–29. 10. 2023

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.

Ancient walls for modern people
Ancient walls for modern people 10 years of adventures in the Archaeological Park Emona
6. 4. 2023–8. 10. 2023

The Emona Archaeological Park, with its 2000-year-old remains of the Roman colony of Emona, forms part of Ljubljana city centre. Development of the park began in the 1930s. During the most recent restoration work, 10 years ago, we decided to protect and revitalise the Emonan remains by creating an exciting programme and encouraging the public to visit. Today, where ancient walls once stood, we now create, learn and amuse ourselves.

A mysterious grave without a body
A mysterious grave without a body Two Emonan burials in Argentina Park
8. 2. 2023–14. 1. 2024

In July and August 2022, during renovation of the hot water supply system in Argentina Park, archaeological research was carried out in the area between Štefanova ulica and Puharjeva ulica. The excavations uncovered part of Roman Emona’s northern cemetery. At one time, this would have extended along the road leading to Celeia (today’s Celje).

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!

Slovenian Women Artists 1850–1950
Painters, sculptors.
Slovenian Women Artists 1850–1950 What the girls should have known?
13. 10. 2023–25. 2. 2024

In cooperation with the Jakopič Gallery, we will organise an exhibition on Slovenian women artists in the period 1850-1950. The aim of the two-part exhibition is to present female artists in Ljubljana who presented themselves to the public during the selected period and who, despite the social conventions of the time, established themselves in the public space. The museum will focus on women painters and sculptors, while the gallery will focus on women architects, designers and photographers.

View from the other side
View from the other side Preserving our cultural heritage together
26. 10. 2023–18. 2. 2024

The exhibition is the result of the collaboration of the conservation department of MGML, ALUO, the Department of Restoration, the Restoration Centre of ZVKDS and many other external collaborators.

Past exhibitions

Odkrijmo umetnost, razkrijmo lepoto!
Odkrijmo umetnost, razkrijmo lepoto!Komunikacijska akcija podprta s priložnostno razstavo
25. 4. 2023–20. 8. 2023
Muzeji smo včasih nepričakovano deležni medijske pozornosti globalnih razsežnosti. In to ne nujno zaradi razstave, ki jo odpiramo. Včasih se delu javnosti naše zbirke ali to, kako jih interpretiramo, zdi kontroverzno in tako se znajdemo v središču zanimanja medijev in splošne javnosti. 
Oton Župančič: Drawings
Oton Župančič: Drawings“Pinxi me ergo sum” / “I have painted myself, therefore I am"
30. 3. 2023–1. 10. 2023
 The exhibition presents 158 artworks from seven sketchbooks and folders with individual drawings, which could be often distinguished by the same impulses we encounter in his poetry.
Milan Rijavec (1922–2018)
Milan Rijavec (1922–2018)From the 20th and 21st Century Art Collection
6. 9. 2022–26. 2. 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.
Plečnik: The Metropolis, Place, Garden
Plečnik: The Metropolis, Place, Garden
22. 6. 2022–27. 8. 2023
Don't miss the exhibition that sheds light on Plečnik’s architectural oeuvre and unveils numerous innovative ideas and techniques, which this multifaceted artist used in his diverse fields of creative work. The exhibition offers an opportunity for a reflection on Plečnik’s ideas and an artistic view of them in the 21st century.
dr. Otmar Pirkmajer
dr. Otmar PirkmajerForgotten 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
Fragile riches from Emonan graves
International Year of Glass 2022
Fragile riches from Emonan gravesRoman glassware from Dunajska cesta
10. 2. 2022–29. 1. 2023
The results of current archaeological research exhibited at the museum's treasury.

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