The Print Studios

The MGLC Print Studios are organized as a production centre, offering artists the opportunity to print in a variety of printmaking techniques. They are able to make their prints themselves or can be assisted by the masters of the craft.

In their early years, the Print Studios’ primary job was the preservation and protection of cultural heritage. During this period the reprints of works by Janez Bernik, Andrej Jemec, Veno Pilon, Riko Debenjak, Bogdan Borčić, Karel Zelenko and Marijan Tršar were produced. Later, the production in the Print Studios focused on using certain classic printmaking techniques like intaglio printing, lithography and silkscreen. But the Studios were always conceived to function as a research laboratory, where local and foreign artists can explore their visual ideas as well as further their knowledge and skills.

As a production centre, MGLC offers various ways of participation. For the production of original art prints, the board of experts selects projects every year to be financed and produced in the MGLC Print Studios. Artists may apply personally by the end of the calendar year, however, MGLC may put out a call for submissions if required, or alternately make a direct invitation to a certain artist to engage in the production of a project. 

In the case of co-productions, MGLC takes care of technical and spatial requirements, and the projects are selected on the basis of artists’ proposals. In both cases, production or co-production, MGLC receives two copies of the graphic print for its permanent collection. The MGLC Print Studios are also available to hire.
MGLC offers free use of their print studios at the headquarters of MGLC to students and educators of ALUO for educational purposes.

Personal viewing and purchase of works

From Monday to Friday, 9.00–15.00
Further details: Petra Klučar, +386 (01) 24 13 808,

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Closing auction of the exhibition Menažerija: 37 Days of Christmas

Sunday, 17 January 2021, 17.00, will run for 45 minutes.
The auction is conducted by the improviser Peter Frankl.
Live on the MGLC FB profile.

The new year brings new resolutions. Let's promise ourselves this year to buy at least one artwork created in the MGLC Print Studios and presented at the exhibition Menažerija: 37 Days of Christmas.

The exhibition is conceived as a large Advent calendar with artworks presented to the public one by one from 1 December until Christmas Eve, 24 December, with a new piece of art taken from the wrapping paper each day. The unwrapped artworks are on display until at least 12 January in the Lecture Room of Tivoli Mansion, taking into account all the preventive recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).

A great opportunity to purchase a work of art is to visit the auction of Menažerija's works, which you can follow on the MGLC Facebook profile.

The auctioneer Peter Frankl, also known as the actor in the TV show Osvežilna fronta [Refreshing Front], will present 8 artworks and their asking prices at the auction.

The auction will take place via Zoom  It will begin at exactly 5 pm and last 45 minutes.

Registration for the event is not required. We invite attendees to select the artwork they wish to bid on by posting a comment below the video.

Purchased artwork can be picked up by appointment after the auction ends; payment will be made by cash or card upon receipt. Legal entities can pay by invoice.

The list of works for auction will be posted on our website one day before the auction, on Saturday, 16 January.


“This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Zoran Kržišnik, one of the founders and the longtime leader of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. As the end of the year approaches, we are pleased to announce the publication "Am I a manager? Yes, I am.", which provides an insight into the international work of this ambitious visionary.

The booklet by the author, MGLC curator, Gregor Dražil, is available in the museum shop in Grad Tivoli and in the online shop.

You can view the book on the link:
“Am I a manager? Yes, I am.”






In accordance with the government decree, the International Centre of Graphic Arts and Švicarija are temporarily closing their doors to visitors, from Saturday 9 January, until Friday 15 January.

Until the reopening, we remain with you virtualy. For more information, follows us on the links below:

Invader, Prints on Paper
Leon Zuodar, The Noodle
Menažerija: 37 Days of Christmas

Photo Nejc Ketiš. MGLC Archive.