Written Heritage: How It Is Conserved and Restored

Villa Bartolomei in Solkan is housing an exhibition of the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia entitled “Written Heritage: How It Is Conserved and Restored”, which focuses mainly on the restoration of books in archives and libraries.

The author of the exhibition dr. Jedert Vodopivec Tomažič and her collaborators from the Conservation and Restoration Centre at the Archives of the Republic of Slovenia have based it on the exhibition “Half a Century”, which was created on the 50th anniversary of the operation of the Book and Paper Conservation and Restoration Centre, and have added new display panels.

This exhibition gives an overview of the activities of conserving and restoring archival material, library material and artistic heritage on parchment or paper over recent decades. It focuses on presenting individual segments of the work of restorers on various types of written and graphic heritage.

At the exhibition you can watch films on the restoration of the Bible by Jurij Dalmatin and of The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola by Janez Vajkard Valvazor.

Pisna Dediščina

Also on display is material that has been borrowed for this very occasion from the Škrabec Library of the Franciscan Monastery in Kostanjevica in Nova Gorica. This way the exhibition has been enriched with a few extraordinary examples of written material housed by that well-stocked library. Also on display are three incunabula (books printed prior to 1500), the third volume of Valvazor's The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola from 1689, and two other highly interesting publications.

This exhibition commemorates the Year of Škrabec, which has been declared by the monastery in Kostanjevica on the 100th anniversary of the death of Father Stanislav Škrabec, and the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

Material from the Škrabec Library will be on display until 20 June 2018, while the rest of the exhibits will be displayed until the end of August 2018.

Škrabčeva nagrada

Location: Villa Bartolomei

From: 10 Apr 2018
Till: 31 Oct 2018

Author of the exhibition:
dr. Jedert Vodopivec Tomažič with collaborators