Art Nouveau Ljubljana

Ljubljana’s institutions linked in a local network

The City of Ljubljana is a member of the international Réseau Art Nouveau Network (RANN), which was established in 1999 in Brussels.

Its key objectives are research, conservation and evaluation of Art Nouveau, which at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries marked the city society in all fields of art, ranging from architecture, painting, sculpture and artistic crafts to theatre and music.

Today RANN includes already 22 European cities with rich Art Nouveau cultural heritage, and since 2014 the network is listed among the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe.

In 2018, Ljubljana’s institutions (City of Ljubljana – MOL, City Museum of Ljubljana – MGML, National Museum of Slovenia – NMS, National Gallery of Slovenia – NGS, Museum of Architecture and Design – MAO, Department of Art History at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana – FF UL, Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia – UIRS and Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, Regional Office Ljubljana – ZVKDS) formed a local Art nouveau Ljubljana network (AN Ljubljana), to take part, in line with their competences, in the operation of the international network RANN and carry out its key tasks at the local level.

Vurnikova hisa Art Nouveau A.Pavan
Vurnik’s House, photo: A. Pavan 

Numerous activities on the world day of the network

In 2019 the RANN network celebrates the 20th anniversary of its existence, and 10 June is the World Art Nouveau Day. On this occasion the Art Nouveau Ljubljana network has prepared numerous activities to help raise public awareness about cultural values and the European dimension of this heritage so close to us.