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Exhibitions and Projects
19 October – 30 October 2020

20th Conservator-Restorers’ Professional Meeting

Virtual Meeting and Exhibition

The National Gallery of Slovenia is hosting the 20th annual Conservator-Restorers' Professional Meeting which will take place virtually, offering lectures and presentations in a safe and efficient venue. The event is organised jointly by the Slovenian Restorers' Association, the Slovenian Museums' Association, and the National Gallery of Slovenia.

The livestream of lectures aimed at the expert public will take place on Monday, 19 October 2020, starting at 10am from the National Gallery on web application Zoom. The lectures will focus on the analysis of developments in the field of conservation and restoration in the last twenty years.

The general public will be able to learn more about past and ongoing projects through virtual presentations that will be exhibited between 20–30 October 2020 in the mezzanine of the National Gallery (Entrance Hall, Prešernova 24). The exhibition will be open every day except Mondays, from 10am to 6pm, Thursdays until 8pm. Admission to this exhibition is free. The exhibition will also be accesible on the website of the Slovenian Restorers' Association:

The professional meeting is part of the 13th Conservation-Restoration Transversal, a number of events between 18 June and 30 November 2020 which bring together representatives of the profession and all those interested in cultural heritage.

The poster exhibition presents numerous recent projects. Worth mentioning among them is the conservation project of Coptic textile fragments, which have been exposed to adverse climatic conditions for centuries. As concerns the treatment of works on paper, there is an interesting research on traditional techniques of making marbled paper. We also highlight the interventions on heavily deformed paintings on jute canvas. The treatment of Madonna and Child tried to restore the sculpture to its original appearance from the early 16th century.

A demanding intervention on the metal archangel Mihael from Piran is presented, whose right wing was broken off in 2019. We also point out to the rushed and reckless interventions of investors in the historic buildings of old Ljubljana, resulting in loss of old decorative wall paintings. The renovation has also awoken a picturesque Russian dacha, a rural villa in Zgornje Gameljne.

Meeting organised by
National Gallery of Slovenia, Slovenian Restorers' Association, Slovenian Museums' Association

Executive organiser
Department of Conservation and Restoration of the National Gallery of Slovenia

Head of the project and coordinator
Martina Vuga

19 October – 30 October 2020
National Gallery of Slovenia
Prešernova 24
1000 Ljubljana