Aleksandra Berberih-Slana

Aleksandra Berberih-Slana graduated from the Faculty of Education at the University of Maribor in 1997 at the Department of History and Department of English Language with Literature. In the same year she was awarded a scholarship of the Slovenian Science Foundation to continue her studies at the Department of History. In 2000, she obtained her Master's degree and started working as a young researcher at the Department of History at the Faculty of Education, University of Maribor. In 2003, she successfully defended her doctoral thesis and was granted the title of Doctor of Historical Sciences.

In 2003, she started working as researcher on a postdoctoral project. In October 2006, she was appointed Director of the National Liberation Museum Maribor, a special museum of modern history. She is currently in her third mandate. Besides being a director, she is a curator and in charge of a collection of 100.000 objects.

Aleksandra is the President of the Slovenian Museum Association since 2015. She is a member of the NEMO Executive Board and a Board Member of ICOM Slovenia.

At NEMO’s European Museum Conference 2020, Aleksandra Berberih-Slana will introduce and moderate the third session "HOW TO CREATE A NEW TYPE OF MUSEUM?" on 18 November. She will also moderate the COVID-19 discussion group "Income and other losses: How are we dealing with it?" on 19 November