Alma's work had been forgotten till the 1960s when ethnologists began to study her collections. Nowadays Alma Karlin inspires artists, feminists, historians as well as the inhabitants of Celje and the general public. The Virtual Home website was conceived in 2008 by the Celje Central Library and offers basic information on her life, travels, and bibliography.
Alma Karlin's legacy is scattered among several institutions. Most of the ethnological collection from her travels is held by the Celje Regional Museum, which also prepared an exhibition in honour of the 120th anniversary of her birth (2009–2011).
The Celje Museum of Recent History holds the Alma Karlin Fund with 850 items, mainly postwar correspondence, photographs, drawings and book covers by Alma and Thea Schreiber Gamelin as well as testimonials by people who knew her personally.
Another important collection is maintained by the NUK (National and University Library) National Manuscript Collection which contains books, magazines, posters, and manuscripts (including her hand-made dictionary of 10 languages). In 2006 NUK displayed them in an exhibition which marked the 55th anniversary of her death.