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On Wednesday, October 2nd, at 6:00 pm we invite you to the Technical Museum of Slovenia in Bistra near Vrhnika to the opening of the new permanent exhibition “The Metalworking Machinery”.

The main focus of the exhibition will be on the presentation of the mechanical workshop from Rožna dolina (Ljubljana).  The importance of this mechanical workshop for the Slovenian technical legacy is represented by the activities of three generations of the Kunaver family, which successfully followed the trends and development of engineering at home and abroad. Moreover – they even added some improvements of their own, using their extensive knowledge, skills and expertise. Both in their own workshops and in cooperation with other Ljubljana workshops and the Technical secondary school they designed and built numerous machines for metalworking as well as individual additional parts for other machines – and they did so with such high quality and precision that most of these machines or machine parts are still in use to this day.

 

Authors of the exhibition: Vladimir Vilman, Boris Brovinsky
Design: Boris Radjenović
Texts: Vladimir Vilman, Boris Brovinsky
Photographs: Dragan Arrigler, Jaka Blasutto, Vladimir Vilman, Kunaver family private collection
Illustrations: Matjaž Luznar
Slovene editing: Melita Silič
Translation: Lothar Orel
Public relations: Urša Vodopivec
Educational programme: Katarina Fuchs, Barbara Hrovatin
Exhibit restoration: Drago Štimec, Boštjan Troha, Matej Žganjar, Sonja Suhadolnik, Darko Gostiša, Kristjana Juričan, Uršula Osojnik, Zoran Zogović
Technical implementation: Bernard Petrovčič, Jaka Blasutto, Božo Mole, Andrej Petkovšek, Matjaž Rot, Uroš Vrhovec, Janez Kunaver
Panels printed by:Tisk panojev: Atelje B&M, d.o.o.

The exhibition was made possible by: Technical Museum of Slovenia, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Janez Kunaver