Heritage protection between 1914 and 1919

  • 28 June 1914: the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Franz Ferdinand, protector of the Central Commission, patron of Max Fabiani, was assassinated in Sarajevo.
  • August 1914: Stelè was conscripted into the army; his last signed document in the archive is dated 31 July 1914. He transferred urgent work to Ivan Franke.
  • September 1914: Stelè was taken prisoner on the Russian front and remained in captivity until the end of the war.
  • August 1915: due to the war, the Central Commission transferred the conservator Anton Gnirs from Pula to Ljubljana, also authorising him for Carniola. Among other things, he saved precious books and managed the requisition of bells from war zones.
  • December 1918: the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes was established. Museum director Josip Mantuani was assigned to oversee monument protection. The territory of the Slovene Littoral was part of another country.
  • October 1919: Stelè returned to Ljubljana on 24 August 1919, took over the management of the Monument Office for Slovenia in Ljubljana, and admitted to the state administration on 1 October.

 Ivan Franke (1841–1927), painter, teacher, angling expert, honorary conservator from 1882 for the Central Commission for the districts of Kamnik, Ljubljana surroundings, Logatec, Radovljica, Postojna and the City of Ljubljana.

Anton Gnirs (1873–1933), archaeologist, art historian, honorary conservator for the Central Commission from 1902 for Pula, Pazin and Rovinj, regional conservator for Istria and the Slovene Littoral from 1912.

Josip Mantuani (1860–1933), art historian, archaeologist, musicologist, correspondent for the Central Commission from 1909, member of the Monument Council in Vienna 1911–1918, director of the Carniolan Regional (National) Museum 1909–1924.

 Magda Miklavčič Pintarič