Association of Slovene Restorers
31 May 2018
3 Jun 2018
Russia Moscow Intermuseum VDNKH Pavilion No. 75
The Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation presents Slovenian museums Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Slovene Ethnographic Museum and Slovenian Alpine Museum, featuring lectures and panel discussions by Andreja Rihter (Forum of Slavic Cultures International Foundation), Blaž Peršin (Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana), Jernej Hudolin (Heritage preservation and restoration in Slovenia) and Martina Lesar Kikelj (Association of Slovene Restorers),
at the The International Festival Intermuseum
Special working groups deal with issues of legislation, international cooperation, and education. The Association of Slovene Restorers organises various study trips, lectures, and workshops. The association tries to fill a gap in restoration education in Slovenia – at present, tertiary education in this area exists only for sculpture and painting restoration and is offered by the Department of Restoration, Academy of Fine Arts and Design.
Mirko Šubic Award
The conservator-restorers gained their own award in 2008; until then they had to compete with conservators for the Stele Award or with museum workers for the Valvasor Award. The award is named after Mirko Šubic (1900–1976), who is found to be the most deserving for the development of modern Slovene restoration, and a brother of the architect Vladimir Šubic. He was a Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design and restored many frescos in castles and churches, including Hrastovlje, Crngrob, and Olimlje.
The award is given for the life-time achievements in the field of the restoration, to honour the most deserving conservator-restorers and also to draw attention to the current issues in the field. In addition, the Association of Slovene Restorers bestows Mirko Šubic Recognitions for important achievements in restoration in the previous year, while the Mirko Šubic Honorary Recognition is awarded to supporting members.
Some of the award winners are Gojka Pajagič Bregar (2017), Josip Korošec (2016), Milada Makuc Semion (2015), Nada Madžarac (2014), Marjanca Ambrožič Jeglič (2011), Jedert Vodopivec Tomažič (2009), and Zoran Milić (2008).
- Restoration Centre, Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia (ZVKDS)
- Department of Restoration, Academy of Fine Arts and Design
- Heritage preservation and restoration in Slovenia