FAMILIES WELCOME

 

Contact person: Lili Šturm, Museum Counsellor, +386 (0)1 2413 818, lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

Educational programmes and activities are carried out by the gallery pedagogues: Tina Boc, Petra Derganc and Petja Kolenko.

 

Programme:

Children’s Studio – Day for Kindergartens

The Children’s Studio is the former peasant room at Švicarija in Tivoli, which is now a children’s meeting point. Special guided tours of exhibitions, workshops as well as viewing of MGLC and Švicarija are organised for groups visiting before noon. You are most welcome to visit us on Fridays from May to October, during the BOBRI Festival and at any time by prior arrangement. Free of charge.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Arhiv: MGLC.

BOBRI

During the Ljubljana festival of culture and art education in January and February, we invite children from 3 to 10 years of age to join our workshops and see the current exhibitions. 

 

Animation Workshops

The three-hour workshops are tied to the subject matters of the temporary exhibitions at MGLC. The messages from the exhibitions are transferred to the medium of animated film. The workshops are conducted by the SLON Society and are intended for children from 9 years of age. In the autumn, these take place in cooperation with the Bravo Society – Society for Helping Children and Adolescents with Specific Learning Difficulties. Free of charge.

 

PovezujeM/Tivoli Creative Circle

Holiday workshops for primary school children which are organised together by the museums within Tivoli Park, including the International Centre of Graphic Arts, National Museum of Contemporary History, National Gallery of Slovenia, Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum of Slovenia. The programme takes place in a different museum every day.

Monday–Friday, 8.–12. 7. and 26.–30. 8., 8.00–16.00

€ 120

 

Saturday Workshops

Saturday and Sunday workshops are a joint programme by RogLab, MGLC, Stripburger, Rampa Laboratorij and Zavod Trajekt. Children and families are invited to join us at Tivoli Park to take part in some artistic pursuits. In 2019, these take place in the autumn to accompany the exhibition by Victor Vasarely. Topic: colour labyrinths. Free of charge.

 

Birthdays at MGLC

We organise birthday parties for children with a party and an art-print workshop of choice (Artist's Books or The Whole World is a Studio – monotype with found objects). During the course of the party, parents can view the exhibition free of charge.

€ 9.50/11.00

Further information and registration: bienale@kaval-group.si

 

Doors Open Days

With their lively goings-on, these can be a great starting point for interesting conversations between children and parents.

Families, do make time for:

Slovenian Day of Culture, 8 February

International Museum Day, 18 May

Summer Museum Night, 15 June, from 18.00 till midnight

This Happy Day of Culture, 3 December

 

For visitors with special needs

We carry out adapted guided tours of exhibitions, guided tours with sign language interpreters and 2-hour poster workshops using the subjects of the temporary exhibitions as starting points, conducted by painter Janez Goršek.

Accessibility:

Entry to the ground floor of the MGLC building for people with mobility impairments is only possible with assistance. Toilets are located on the ground floor. The blind and visually impaired can orient themselves in the building with the help of a touch map.

Švicarija has a lift to facilitate access to all floors. Toilets are located on the ground floor. A blind and visually impaired audio and audio guide is available from March.

There is no admission fee for visitors with special needs and their companions.

For assistance please call +386 1 2413 800.

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Notice of closure of MGLC and Švicarija

The International Centre of Graphic Arts and MGLC Švicarija will be closed to the public in line with the official guidelines of the National Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia (NIJZ) and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia in order to prevent the spreading of coronavirus (Covid-19). This provisional measure is being taken to ensure the health of visitors and museum workers. The forthcoming programme will be adapted to the situation and the recommendations of the NIJZ as they arrive.
You are welcome to drop by on the MGLC social media sites: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!


Photo: Katja Goljat. MGLC Archive.

New acquisitions

Roni Horn: You are the Weather
Collection of Art Publications,
inv. no. 1894

American artist Roni Horn has been travelling to Iceland regularly for many years, where she stays for extended periods of time. This is where the ideas for her installations and books with drawings and photographs are born.

You are the Weather is an extremely beautiful artist's book, which is minimalist and complex at the same time. It confronts us with the mysterious surface of the face of one woman. The book is an intimate and erotic artwork without ever being sexual or explicit. The book cannot be viewed in the usual passive way. We find ourselves in front of the open face of an unknown woman while experiencing her beauty, depth and mystery. The woman's face anchors our gaze but does not return it. So before us, we have an artist's book that is as challenging and enigmatic as it is beautiful and intimate.

Roni Horn about the book: “... it concentrates exclusively on this one woman, on close-ups of her face. I photograph this woman, Margrét, in the water. This was very important, as water is a true key phenomenon in Iceland. It was quite an easy relation. I did not say anything about what she had to do. She simply got into the water and I began to take photographs. In sunlight or under a stormy, cloudy sky – the water surrounded her, her hair was sometimes wet and sometimes tousled by the wind. You can not look at this woman in the traditional manner of nude photography. You look at a woman, who is also looking at you. Through her relation to the water, the light, the wind and the weather, she takes on these different personalities.”

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All creatives, artists and other enthusiasts in isolation – let’s get together and cook something up!

MGLC extends an invitation to create a collective document of the time and the unexpected situation that has shocked and shaken the world over. Let’s stay at home and devote our time, which suddenly seems to be overly plentiful, to the pleasurable sides of life. Get a piece of paper ready and use the power of the recipe that you have been keeping under wraps for so long – paint, write, glue, cut, roll, rub off, fix the texture … All contributions sent in will be printed and compiled into a booklet – a zine, received by every single participant.
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