• image Exhibition We're Renovating!!! [h2]4/18/-10/20/2019[/h2]The exhibition highlights the importance of the cooperation needed to ensure that houses that have survived their original use can start living a new life by presenting renovated buildings in Slovenia, which are an indispensable part of towns and cornerstones of local or even national identity. /Exhibition/We-re-Renovating.aspx 12
  • image Exhibition Creators [h2]5/16/-10/27/2019[/h2]  The exhibition, which could be seen as the first retrospective compilation of contemporary Slovenian fashion designers, offers an insight into the exceptional scope and breadth of the creative efforts invested by the selected authors, their impact on Slovenian fashion and textile design and its embeddedness in the local and international environment. /Exhibition/Creators.aspx 12
  • image Exhibition Layers of time [h2]6/20/-10/20/2019[/h2]The Museum of Architecture and Design MAO is opening the renovated courtyard of the Renaissance Fužine Castle, thus entering a vibrant summer season. The author of this intervention is Julio Gotor Valcarcel, the winner of the Future Architecture 2019 Call for Ideas, with his proposal of the architectural intervention as the addition of new layers of time.  For the inauguration of the intervention, MAO will organize a public discussion with representatives of the three awarded proposals: 1st Prize LAYERS OF TIME, Julio Gotor Valcárcel / Basel, Switzerland; 2nd Prize: Tentative Face, PAN- PROJECTS / Copenhagen, Denmark; 3rd Prize: ArchiPelago, Idrija2020 / Idrija, Slovenia) and will open an exhibition that will showcase all competition entries. /Exhibition/Layers-of-time_1.aspx 12
  • image Exhibition Landscape. Yesterday. Today? Tomorrow! [h2]10/10/-11/24/2019[/h2]Slovenia is generally perceived as a land of invaluable beauty and landscape, as demonstrated by this year’s campaign launched by the Slovenian Tourist Board in association with National Geographic. /Exhibition/Landscape-Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow.aspx 12

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Do you have an innovative idea how to recycle discarded glass in order to help conserve nature and reduce the global volume of waste glass? If you have an ingenious answer to these questions, enter it to win the first prize of 1,000 Euros! more »
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The Timeless Design Award granted to a highly-esteemed glass designer Tihomir Tomić will be celebrated by means of a display case exhibiting his precious glass named after the Biennial of Industrial Design he participated in. The set was awarded an honorary award by the jury. 
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Centre for creativity


“Fashion is amazing in the way it balances art and commerce, but it’s a business. Don’t start a business because you want to design. Start a business because you want to start a business.” more »
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Guided tour

hour SAT. 10/26/2019  | 11 AM
The castle is located in the Fužine area which received its name after the ironworks once operative on the river Ljubljanica. Built on commission from the Khisl family in mid-16th century, it is the only remaining renaissance castle in Ljubljana. Guided tours in English every last Saturday of the month! more »
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The BIO 26 projects show off at MAO

MAO hosted the "design freeze" for BIO 26.

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