Slovenia

Information about the Museums Organisation

SKUPNOST MUZEJEV SLOVENIJE / SLOVENIAN MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION (SMA)


Foundation (Year):

1970


Members:

Museums and galleries (2010: 65 professionally run museums)



Funding:

STATE FUNDS

MAMBERSHIP FEES, OTHER FEES

PROJECTS



Have the museums/your institution experienced budget cuts in connection with the financial crisis in the last two years?

NO CUTS FOR SMA IN 2009 AND 2010.

There is general restriction of employment in public sector (also museums) already for a years, the salaries in public sector are staying on level from January 2009 and there is cut of general material costs for November and December 2010 in museums funded by state in amount 2,3 %. Bur in general the museums budget in 2010 remain same than in 2009 and also call for museum programs in 2011 anticipate same budget. There are some problems in museums funded by local communities in providing funds. We are observing attempts of communities to integrate public museums in some new public - private institutions not always with best intention to preserve museums or heritage but just to solve temporary financial situation or to realize some project financed by EU, without long- term thinking.



Number of museums in your country:

Total: 171 (44 museums of 171 has 182 dislocated units)

(in % or total number)

Art and Design: 31

History: 52 / also general, national and regional museums/

Natural History: 16

Special: 72

Total number of museums: 171

Professionally run museums: 67 (47 with national accreditation / 12 national - 100% funded by state (Ministry for culture), 33 - until 80% funded by state, 2 funded by local communities)



Ownership of Museums:

State: 15 (12 Ministry for culture, 1 Ministry for defense, 1 Ministry for internal affairs, 1 Ministry for education)

Municipalities, communities: 94

Private (foundations, associations, etc.): 62

 


Other museum organisations:

Slovensko muzejsko društvo/ Slovenian museums society

ICOM- slovenski odbor/ ICOM- national committee



Museum magazine:

ARGO - edit by National Museum

Few periodical museum magazines edit by other museums



National Museum legislation and structure:

The law on protection of cultural heritage (2008)

The law on realization of national interest in culture (2002)

 

(Update 16 December 2010)