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Service for Movable Heritage and Museums

The Service for Movable Heritage and Museums was established with the aim of achieving long-term and high-quality strategies for the development of Slovenian museums in order to provide their visitors with the best public quality and European dimensions of their activities. The Service is a professional link between the financier and the public service providers in Slovenian museums. The Service has its seat at the National Museum of Slovenia and is financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.

Areas of activity and responsibilities of the Service

  • Coordination between the Ministry of Culture and Slovenian museums. 
  • Professionalism and standardisation of museum work.
  • Analysis of the situation in Slovenian museums.
  • Long-term strategy for the development of museum policy, the protection of movable and living cultural heritage.
  • Coordination of co-financing of museums with the aim of achieving high-profile collective museum projects and their presentation to the public.
  • Promotion of all levels of education of both professional profiles and service users.
  • Raising awareness of the field of museum work in the general public.
  • The Service will seek to coordinate international collaboration and cooperation with international organisations at the highest professional level.

Tasks of the Service for Movable Heritage and Museums (according to the Cultural Heritage Protection Act – ZVKD-1)

  • Providing expert opinions to the Ministry of Culture (hereinafter: Ministry) in the procedure of including museums in the museum register as referred to in Article 87 and in the procedure for granting authorisation as referred to in Article 95 of ZVKD-1.
  • Providing expert opinions to the Ministry in procedures for issuing an agreement for research on the allocation of archives on archaeological sites and found movable property with a presumption of heritage to museums.
  • Coordinating the preparations of expert surveys on the removal and export of movable heritage.
  • Providing expert opinions to the Minister of Culture (hereinafter: Minister) in making decisions on competence disputes between museums performing public service.
  • Preparing expert groundwork for issuing administrative decisions issued by the Ministry.
  • Carrying out analyses of museum activities and preparing annual reports on the results of analyses for the Minister.
  • Participating in the preparation of the protection strategy and proposing measures for its implementation.
  • Cooperating with state authorities and providing expert assistance in procedures relating to movable property with a presumption of inheritance.
  • Proposing criteria for co-financing museum programmes and projects.
  • Preparing collective museum appearances, promotion and marketing of their services.
  • Preparing inventory standards, documentation procedures, interpretation and storage of movable heritage and proposals to the Minister for the adoption of standards and procedures.
  • Performing other tasks on behalf of museums on the basis of prior agreement.
  • Cooperating in the protection of the living heritage.
  • Coordinating training programmes and lifelong learning in the field of movable heritage and training needs for staff in museums.
  • Coordinating internships and advanced training programmes in the acquisition of professional titles.
  • Connecting museums and museum professionals.
  • Connecting museums with various international institutions that support the activities of museums and the protection of movable heritage.
  • Connecting and coordinating museums in informing the public about the activities of museums and the protection of cultural heritage.
  • Providing information on museums and the protection of movable heritage on the World Wide Web.
  • Advising museums on the preparation of strategic and other documents.
  • Advising museums on the introduction of standards and procedures and their development.
  • Advising museums on obtaining funds for programmes and projects within the field of museum work and the protection of movable heritage.

Activities

Providing training as preparation for the professional examination in the field of cultural heritage protection

Mag. Ksenija Kovačec Naglič: Documentation plus, examples of good practice and vision

National Museum of Slovenia, September 2018
Materials (pdf, 225 KB)

Museum Leadership Programme

Young Museum Leadership Programme, Ribnica Museum
Young Museum Leadership Programme, Ribnica Museum

Evaluation of Slovenian museums and galleries

Contact

For all information regarding the activities of the Service for Movable Heritage and Museums please contact Maja Hakl Saje:

E: maja.hakl.saje@nms.si
T: +386 1 24 14 416
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