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|Proprietor||Slovene Museum Society|
|Metka Simončič (Mestni muzej Ljubljana), President|
Named after(1641–1693), the Slovene polymath of the 17th century, who dedicated his life to science and collecting, the Valvasor Award is given for lifetime achievement in the museum field and for outstanding contributions to the conservation, presentation, and popularisation of movable natural and cultural heritage in Slovenia and abroad.
In addition, the Slovene Museum Society bestows Valvasor Recognitions for important achievements in the field of museology in the previous year, while the Valvasor Honorary Recognition is awarded to special merit in popularising museology and movable cultural heritage and for significant grants of sponsors to museums and galleries.
Following a call for the Valvasor Award and Recognition nominees, the commission makes the selection of winners based on activities of the preceding calendar year. The awards are by rule given on the eve of International Museum Day (18 May). The ceremony is occasionally accompanied by a cultural programme in one of the museums in Ljubljana.
In the last decade the majority of the awards was bestowed for the lifetime achievements of individual curators and museum workers (Celje Museum of Recent History has received the Valvasor Award as well.in 2016, in 2014, in 2013, in 2012, in 2011, in 2009, in 2008, in 2007, 2006, in 2005, in 2004, in 2002, and in 2000), although in 2001 the Živeti v Celju [To live in Celje] permanent exhibition of