Ivan Hribar and the Ljubljana Bourgeoisie
Listen to the story of Ljubljana Mayor Ivan Hribar in Villa Zlatica.
The main entrance to the villa leads through a windmill with a bust of Ivan Hribar to the staircase, the walls of which are adorned with numerous diplomas that Ivan Hribar received for his achievements in various fields of activity. On them we can recognize the prints of famous Slovenian artists Grohar, Gaspari, Vavpotič, Biroll and others.
On the high ground floor there is a reception office with a museum shop, an exhibition room for occasional exhibitions and the main office of the Forum of Slavic Cultures, which has been housed in Villa Zlatica since the renovation. The story of Ljubljana Mayor Ivan Hribar begins in the magnificent Hribar Library. Today, the bookshelves of built-in solid wood furniture are occupied by the collection One Hundred Slavic Novels, published by FSK. Hribar donated books from his library to the holdings of today's Slavonic Library and to the collection of the National and University Library.
The first floor is dedicated to the presentation of the life of Ivan Hribar and the then bourgeoisie. The renovated premises of the former home of the Hribar family are fully equipped with original furniture. We can enter the kitchen with a brick stove, a kettle for hot water, and we can even come across recipes and the household diary of Hribar's wife Marija on the dining table. This is followed by a white girl's bedroom with a dressing room, in which we pay tribute to the memory of dr. Zlatica Hribar - Hribar's daughter. A dining room with a table with a perfect bourgeois tablecloth, a reception area with coffee tables, armchairs, Art Nouveau showcases, smoking accessories, curtains and luxurious carpets testify to the bourgeois living culture from 100 years ago. … In the attic of the villa there is an authentically decorated room for maids and storage space. Part of the exhibition is also a shelter or "Bunker", which Ivan Hribar had built a year before the Second World War.
Hribar's Villa Zlatica and the Ivan Hribar and Ljubljana Bourgeisie exhibition
Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana
Represented by Blaž Peršin, director
Author of the exhibition and text: Irena Žmuc
Design: Agora Proars, Bojan Lazarevič
Production: Ana Modic
Conservation and restoration of materials: Katarina Toman Kracina, Liza Lampič, Simon Zgonec, Bojana Zavodnik, Helena Pucelj Krajnc, Zala Rebernik
Promotion: Urša Karer, Nejc Kovačič
English translation: Marjana Karer
Photographs: Andrej Peunik
All objects in the exhibition are from Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana
Friday, 3 p.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday, 2 p.m.–6 p.m.
From Tuesday to Sunday by prior arrangement (at least 24 hours in advance).
Adults: 6 €
Students: 4 €
Children: 4 €
Adults over the age of 60: 4 €
Families: 14 €
Unemployed visitors: 4 €
ICOM, PRESS, SMD: free admission
Visiting Villa Zlatica with a prior reservation
Group limit up to 5 persons: 7 €/person, reduced 5 €/person
* Due to the architectural limitations of the villa, disabled access is currently not possible.