|Short summary of its operations:
||The mission of the Technical Museum of Slovenia is to preserve, study and communicate the tangible and intangible heritage from the fields of technical culture, history of science and technology, and the influence of technology on the development of humans and nature. Its collections are complemented on the basis of collection politics with an emphasis on the achievements of Slovenian researchers and engineers. The museum is establishing its mission on the basis of its collections of forestry, woodworking, fishing, electricity, textiles, printing, traffic, and agricultural mechanisation, the Slovene Hunting Museum and the Museum of Post and Telecommunications.
The institution was established by the Government of the People’s Republic of Slovenia with the resolution of establishing the Technical Museum of Slovenia (Ur. L. LRS, No. 14, on 21 March 1951). The first collections on forestry, woodworking, and hunting were opened to the public on 25 October 1953. The Museum of Post and Telecommunications was added to the institution in November 1985, on the basis of a self-governing agreement. In 2003, the Official Gazette published the resolution of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia on the decision of establishing the public institution Technical Museum of Slovenia, which hitherto experiences two addenda.Mission· the collection, preservation and exhibition of artefacts of technical heritage, with an emphasis on the products of local ingenuity and on those that substantially influenced the lives of Slovenes or were in any way characteristic for the Slovenian area,· overviewing the state of movable technical heritage in the field and collaborating with related institutions in the implementation of this mission,· expanding technical culture, popularisation of science and engineering and presenting the latest development at home and abroad,· researching the history of science and engineering and presenting new developments to the public,· promotion of Slovenia through the presentation of the most important achievements of Slovenian researchers and engineers, and the demonstration of the most successful industries in Slovenia,· studying and monitoring the influences of technological developments on humans and nature, increasing environmental awareness.Management of the institutionBodies of the institution are the director, the institution’s council and the expert council, which provide that the operations of the institution are in accordance with the applicable rules and are liable for the legality of the institution’s operations.
|List of all internal organisational units:
||For the functioning of the museum, the following internal organisational units have been organised:
- departments and remote collections,
- general services:
a) accounting and museum shop,
c) research activity,
č) INDOK activity: documentation, photo documentation, bibliothecography,
d) educational activity,
e) restoration – conservation activity,
f) architectural and general design,
g) restaurant and sales activity.
The management consists of the Director and Associate Director. Conditions for the director, his or her tasks, powers, and responsibilities are determined by the act of the establishment of the public institution.
The institution can have the associate director from one of the following fields: for the field of expert work, or the field of programme services for the public, or the field of financial operations.
The necessity of an associate for one of the listed fields is decided by the institution’s council for each term of the director on the basis if the field can be managed by the director directly.
The associate is named by the director on the basis of a public tender.
The term of office for the associate director is the same as the director’s and can be repeated. The employment relationship of an associate director is temporary.
Technical Museum of Slovenia has the following departments:
- Electrical Engineering,
- Department of Agricultural mechanisation,
- Post and Telecommunications,
Each department is led by a curator – Head of Department, who can oversee at most two departments of a similar expert field.
Urgent individual tasks in departments without a curator can be temporarily given to a curator selected by the director.
Technical Museum of Slovenia has the following remote collections:
- Tanning (Bohinjska Bistrica),
- Graphics (Bogenšperk),
- Hunting (Bogenšperk),
- Open storage unit (Soteska).
The Tanning Collection is led by the Head of the Textile Department, Graphics is led by the Head of the Geodetic Department, Hunting is led by the Head of the Hunting Department, while the planetarium is led by the Head of the Astronomy Department.
General services conduct activities in the interest of the public institution and a direct subordinate to the director or the associate director.
Accounting and funds is responsible for all tasks regarding planning, advising and executing the financial directives of the public institution.
Marketing is the planning and executing of all forms of cultural marketing. Until the post of employment is fulfilled, the director is overseeing all tasks regarding marketing.
The museum’s research activity is planned in the annual and medium-term work programmes. Holders of the research tasks are curators with the status of researchers, curators with a Ph.D, and museum councillors.
INDOK activity is organised within the documentation, photo documentation, and bibliothecography activities.
Until the posts of employment of a documentalist and librarian are fulfilled, the less demanding tasks of both positions will be conducted by a senior museum employee – documentalist.
Pedagogical – andragogical activity regards the planning and executing all tasks from the field of museum pedagogy, public relations, and the public’s interaction with museum collections (guided tours). It includes registering the public’s reactions to everything the museum does. Carried out by the curator pedagogue and guides.
Restoration – engineering activity includes:
1. the restoration, conservation and preparation of museum artefacts in:
– restoration workshop,
– automobile repair shop,
– workshop for agricultural mechanisation and tools,
– woodworking workshop,
– locksmith workshop,
– electrical workshop.
2. overseeing and conducting smaller repairs on and in museum facilities, equipment and installations,
3. overseeing the energy facility, automobile collection, alarm system, storage, and tools,
4. cleaning the interior and exterior of the museum complex.
The coordination of works and the agreement with the director is led by the curator – restorator with the assistance of the foreman.