Museum of Modern Art (Ljubljana)

Coordinates: 46°3′11.51″N 14°29′55.68″E / 46.0531972°N 14.4988000°E / 46.0531972; 14.4988000
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Museum of Modern Art
Moderna galerija
LocationLjubljana, Slovenia
TypeArt museum

The Museum of Modern Art (Slovene: Moderna galerija) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is the central museum and gallery of the Slovenian art works from the 20th and 21st centuries.[1]


Established by decree of the government of the People's Republic of Slovenia on 30 December 1947, and officially opened to the public on 3 January 1948, it houses a permanent collection of 21st century Slovenian art as well as art from foreign artists.[2] Its central building was designed by Edvard Ravnikar and was built in 1948. In addition, it acts as a place for: debate, documentation, education, research and study, increasing the presence of art for the wider public.[3] The museum seeks to build a divergent model of museum, open the dialogue between institutes following similar priorities and those which are building new cultural production models.[4]

On 26 November 2011, it was expanded with the Metelkova Museum of Contemporary Art, situated at Metelko Street (Slovene: Metelkova ulica).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM) - Culture of Slovenia". Retrieved 2021-03-04.
  2. ^ "Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana (MG+MSUM)". ASEF culture360. Retrieved 2021-03-04.
  3. ^ "Museum of Modern Art". Retrieved 2021-03-04.
  4. ^ "Cells". Retrieved 2021-03-04.

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