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Guided Tours of the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia and Educational Programmes

Archival institutions are treasuries of memory, treasuries of a nation's past. In our repositories we preserve Slovenian cultural heritage and are as such much more than mere »dumping ground« for old paper. Upon prior request we offer our visitors (groups of up to 15 people) free tours of the Gruber Palace, the home of the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia; the tour includes a short presentation on archival work and on access to archival records, as well as a look at the effort made by the Slovenian Film Archives and Book and Paper Conservation Centre to preserve the legacy of our past for our future.    

Postcard of Sv. Jacobs Square with its church and the Gruber Palace. Ljubljana, 19th century. SI AS 1085, Zbirka razglednic, voščilnic in fotografij starejšega izvora, description unit 88.

Postcard of Sv. Jacobs Square with its church and the Gruber Palace. Ljubljana, 19th century. SI AS 1085, Zbirka razglednic, voščilnic in fotografij starejšega izvora, description unit 88. | Author Arhiv Republike Slovenije

Educational Programmes for Visiting Groups of Primary and Secondary School Pupils and University Students

The programme for primary and secondary school pupils and university students is one hour long and includes:

  • presentation of the history of the Baroque Gruber Palace, which today is the home of the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia;
  • presentation of the history of the Archives, a look at the Slovenian network of archives and jurisdictions of individual archives;
  • screening of the presentation film about the work of the Slovenian Film Archives;
  • screening of the film depicting conservation and restoration treatment of damaged records;
  • presentation of archival records and their use (reading room regulations, accessibility and reproduction of archival records, certificates issued upon the requests of users).

Groups of primary and secondary school pupils and students need to announce their visit at least a week before their expected arrival.

Educational programme is carried out in Slovenian language.

The Archives is open for visits and guided tours upon prior request:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 9am and 2 pm;
  • Wednesday between 9am and 3pm;
  • Friday between 9am and 1pm.

The Archives of the Republic of Slovenia and the Baroque Gruber Palace is open for foreign tourists during business hours upon prior request.

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