One of the most important tasks of the museum is to collect and preserve
the movable cultural heritage of all periods from the entire Slovenian
territory. The many rich collections are the result of the systematic work performed
by the museum’s many devoted members of staff spanning over an almost two-hundred-year
Undoubtedly interesting for the general public are the items that stand
out by their appearance or exceptional significance for a particular period.
The selection of the greatest treasures from the collections of the National
Museum of Slovenia is presented in the Collection Highlights section.
However, regardless of its state of preservation, size or artistic
expression, each object in the collection is an extremely important historical
The first among the many museum collections presented is the Collection of Paintings at the National Museum of Slovenia.