Cultural Heritage Directorate, Ministry of Culture


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Direktorat za kulturno dediščino, Ministrsto za kulturo RS
Maistrova 10, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 400 7900
Fax386 (0) 1 369 5901
Managed byMinistry of Culture
Jelka Pirkovič, Acting Director General

The Cultural Heritage Directorate is responsible for governance tasks in the field of cultural heritage and monitors the development of the complex system of the protection of cultural heritage. It prepares system solutions, runs the register and works on the development of information systems and documentation of cultural heritage. The Directorate provides guidelines and regulations, follows local and European legislation in the field and co-operates with local and international governmental and non-governmental professional organisations, associations and individuals.


The Cultural Heritage Directorate covers the following areas: Real-estate cultural heritage, Movable cultural heritage, Archives and Live heritage (Intangible heritage).

The Directorate prepares and co-ordinates developmental projects, criteria for the co-financing of cultural programmes and projects and reviews. It prepares annual or long-term plans for the co-financing of cultural programmes and projects, including the financing stages.

It evaluates the legal and economic aspects of public funding expenditure in the arts field and assists in shaping common databases and communicates with the public according to regulations.

Special tasks of the Directorate include shaping the policy and strategy of cultural heritage protection and preserving and developing cultural variety of Slovenia. The Directorate aims to link heritage with education and also economic development as a permanent developmental factor and a catalyser in improving the quality of life. The Directorate implements international regulations related to the protection of the cultural heritage. It is responsible for cultural monuments designated as a state property and issues permissions for the export of cultural heritage objects. The Directorate sets professional standards for educational programmes in the field and looks after public access to cultural heritage as well as access to complex information on cultural heritage.

The Directorate prepares proposals for the government, Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council.

International cooperation

The Directorate works together with other ministries and international bodies on international projects. It covers European cultural programmes and monitors projects financed through the European structural funds. It co-operates on the projects and aspects of regionalisation and monitors their effects.

The Directorate runs the INDOK Cultural Heritage Centre, Ministry of Culture, an information and documentation centre for heritage.

Since 1996 Slovenia has been a member of the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), an intergovernmental organization with 132 member states.

The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia has been appointed a National Coordinator to implement the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, and coordinate events and projects at local, regional and national level.

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