Valvasor Award


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ProprietorSlovene Museum Society
Metka Simončič (Mestni muzej Ljubljana), President

Originally established in 1971 by the Association of Slovene Museums, the Valvasor Award is the highest award for achievements in the field of museology. It has been conferred annually since 1998 by the Slovene Museum Society to individual curators, museum workers, or museum institutions.

Named after Janez Vajkard Valvasor (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.

Previous winners

In the last decade the majority of the awards was bestowed for the lifetime achievements of individual curators and museum workers (Darja Pirkmajer in 2016, Anja Dular in 2014, Andrej Medved in 2013, Lilijana Nedič in 2012, Timotej Knific in 2011, Breda Ilich Klančnik in 2009, Meta Gabršek Prosenc in 2008, Irena Šavel in 2007, Jasna Horvat 2006, Lidija Tavčar in 2005, Maja Žvanut in 2004, Kemal Selmanović in 2002, and Tone Kregar in 2000), although in 2001 the Živeti v Celju [To live in Celje] permanent exhibition of Celje Museum of Recent History has received the Valvasor Award as well.

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