Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana is one of the oldest museums for architecture and design in Europe. It was established in 1972 and numerous collections of creative arts can be seen here since then.
Various plans, sketches, instruments, models of buildings, photographs and other objects are displayed here, from more than 1,000 prominent Slovenian architects and designers.
Architecture – this department is home to more than 66,000 units of different material connected to the development of architecture in Slovenia. Mostly, photos are displayed, but some wooden models of buildings are also part of the collection.
Design – the design part of the collection includes Industrial Design and Visual Communications. Industrial Design features very diverse objects, from almost every possible material. Visual Communication contains mainly printed materials, like posters, brochures and newspapers from 340 designers.
Photography – large collections of Slovenian photography, with around 12,000 original photographs and 20,000 negatives in different techniques from more than 400 authors, most from the period of 1930 – 1980. Some old photography equipment is also displayed in the collection.
Plečnik`s collection – this collection is not visible at the museum, as it is placed in the house where Jože Plečnik used to live. In his house, in Trnovo, most of the original furniture and his personal belongings can be seen. Among approximately 17,500 items, many of his plans and unrealized designs can be seen.