This exhibition is a web version of the central exhibition on the 100th anniversary of Conservation Service in Slovenia, organized by the Heritage Information and Documentation Centre (INDOK Centre), of the Cultural Heritage Directorate at the Ministry of Culture of the RS and National Gallery of Slovenia (18. september–13. oktober 2013).
The exhibition at the National Gallery for the first time comprehensively presents some precious selected items from the INDOK Centre (paper records, photos, negatives and glass plates, plans and drawings, typescripts, printed documents and books), collected one hundred years after the official opening of the Monument Office in Slovenia, which was the symbolic beginning of the planned collection of documents and books on cultural heritage protection and field surveys.
Selected documentation is presented in three sections:
- history of monument protection and the development of documentation collections of the INDOK Centre,
- monastery complex Kostanjevica by Krka,
- publications of the conservation service and the register of immovable cultural heritage.
The diverse selection of the documentation talk about monuments of our past, their life and death, our attitude to archaeological finds, landscapes, castles, churches, shrines, hayracks, homes and farms, and to the living past. The parallel story is about people: enthusiasts, owners, volunteers and experts who for a hundred years have ensured that as much material heritage as possible has been preserved.