Academy of Fine Arts Collection
|Zbirka Akademije za likovno umetnost in oblikovanje|
|Erjavčeva 23, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 251 2726|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 251 9071|
|Founded by||Academy of Fine Arts and Design|
|Nadja Zgonik, Professor of Art History|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 251 8132|
Background and artists
Following the example of academies of art elsewhere which have associated galleries exhibiting important works of art, the then Academy of Fine Arts gradually started to purchase works, obtain donations, and collect students' works which had received awards as well as current work by its own professors. The first purchase of 15 art prints by various authors and two drawings byhad already taken place by 1948. Major acquisitions of high-quality work date from the 1960s; purchases of selected work by artists who were not members of the academy staff set off a series of donations from the ranks of the professors.
Among the selected artists are, , , , , Gregorio Sciltian and some eminent academy teachers: , , , , and , , , and . Graphic artists featured include the founders of the Ljubljana Graphics School: , , , , , and .