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Plečnik's house

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Ljubljana - Plečnik's house in Trnovo (1924-30). In 1921, the architect Jože Plečnik settled in the ground floor house in Trnovo on Karunova 4, which he added to the cylindrical extension on the west side in 1923-25, and a winter garden on the south side in 1928. Here the master lived a remote and independent life in private until late in life. After Plečnik's death in 1957, his nephew Karel Matkovič moved into the house and began arranging the master's extensive legacy of plans and correspondence. He is to be thanked for the fact that all of Plečnik's valuable heritage has been preserved in the house almost intact. After Matkovič's death in 1971, the heirs decided to sell the house with the entire legacy to the city of Ljubljana, which established the Architectural Museum of Ljubljana on this basis a year later. It was constituted on April 1, 1972 in Plečnik's house and remained there until 1992, when most of the departments moved to the renovated premises of Fužine Castle, which the museum acquired for its basic tasks. Plečnik's house was renovated and opened to the public in 1974, when the collection of Plečnik's sketches and plans was transferred from the museum part of the house to temporary storage facilities in the less sensitive part of Karunova 4, where the material could be viewed, edited and to study. In the house on Karunova 6, a reception for visitors was arranged on the ground floor in 2001, and the depots of the Plečnik Collection on the first floor. Plečnik's collection was declared a monument of national importance in 2009. It consists of the complex of Plečnik's houses on Karunova 4 and 6 with preserved original inventory and the associated garden with lapidary. In mid-2010, Plečnik's house came under the auspices of the current manager of the Museum and Galleries of the City of Ljubljana. The Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage Slovenia started working on Plečnik's house in more detail in 2005, when it prepared the professional basis for declaring the house a monument of national importance together with Plečnik's entire architectural oeuvre. Therefore, they welcomed the initiative for a complete renovation of the house, which came in 2007 from the City of Ljubljana. This was followed by the preparation of detailed documentation of the house, a snapshot of the existing situation with all the details and the preparation of a conservation plan. The conservator Irena Vesel (ZVKDS OE Ljubljana) was responsible for the preservation of the original image of the exterior and interior of the house, with all the original Plečnik equipment. author of an architectural concept for the renovation of the whole. Along with the renovation of the house, the conservation renovation of Plečnik's garden took place, the aim of which was to preserve or recreate the design created by Plečnik, for whom the garden was a creative polygon in harmony with the built and the green. The conservator Darja Pergovnik (ZVKDS OE Ljubljana) was responsible for the renovation of the garden. The complete renovation of the Plečnik House complex was carried out between 2013 and 2015. The renovated Plečnik House reopened at the end of September 2015. A new permanent exhibition Plečnik opened in the newly acquired premises, new spaces for occasional exhibitions, a study center, pedagogical and andragogical programs and a museum shop with a selection of design products and publications. Valuable original ambiences with equipment and personal objects are still preserved in Plečnik's extension, ie the home of Jože Plečnik, clay, plaster and wooden models of various projects, Plečnik's personal library and drawing tools are presented. Today, the visitor can see the entrance hall, hallway, kitchen, bedroom with bathroom, small reception area, round staircase, studio on the first floor and conservatory. Due to its uniqueness and sensitivity, visiting the house is possible only with professional guidance, which is adapted to different age groups and is limited to seven people at a time for larger groups. Plečnik's House is an important study center, as a special space is intended for all those who study Plečnik's work. Researchers have access to digitized Plečnik's plans, and by prior arrangement they can view and study Plečnik's original plans, which MGML otherwise keeps in a depot with appropriate climatic conditions suitable for paper storage. There we keep Plečnik's extremely valuable original drawings and plans, arranged according to individual themes and projects, which follow each other in chronological order. A very large part of the material is represented by various, often unrealized projects for Ljubljana. An extremely important part of the collection are Plečnik's early drawings from the Vienna and Prague periods, as well as individual plans for many Slovenian cities - regulations, renovations and proposals for monuments. There is extensive correspondence, as Plečnik occasionally corresponded with as many as four hundred contemporaries, among whom are the famous: Otto Wagner, Tomaš G. Masaryk, Ivan Hribar and many others.A valuable collection of photographs with rare Plečnik portraits and documentaries of various projects during construction and completion. The depot also houses student works and some student diplomas that Plečnik had transferred to his home during World War II. Special mention should be made of the diplomas of the first graduates of the Department of Architecture of the Technical Faculty in Ljubljana from 1924: Dušan Grabrijan and France Tomažič, followed by Vinko Glanz, Edvard Ravnikar, Edvard Mihevc and others. We also keep various wooden, plaster and clay models and the archive of the Hearth of Academic Architects. In the Custody of Architecture and Design, which oversees Plečnik's house, we dedicate ourselves to preserving and protecting the heritage of architect Jože Plečnik and studying the time and circumstances in which the master lived and worked. We store, study, professionally process and digitize an extensive collection of sketches and plans, models, photographs and correspondence, which makes it easier to provide information and view individual topics to researchers and the interested public. The curator of Plečnik's house, museum consultant Ana Porok, also takes care of recording and obtaining new material that complements the collection, informs and educates the public about the life, work and importance of the great architect and participates in presenting and promoting Plečnik's work at home and abroad. source: Ana Porok, MGML Museum Adviser (cited: December 2016)

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