• image Exhibition From Matrix to Toy [h2]9/8/-11/8/2020[/h2]   Architect and designer Niko Kralj has donated to Museum of Architecture and Design an extensive collection of his work. With this exhibition in the Chapel of the Fužine Castle, the museum presents the part of his design that is unknown to the general public and concerns child's play.  /Exhibition/From-Matrix-to-Toy.aspx 12
  • image Exhibition Swim City [h2]8/27/-10/8/2020[/h2]  Over the last few decades, Swiss cities have played a leading role in the development of this mass phenomenon by gradually opening up the river as a natural public space within the built environment. /Exhibition/Swim-City.aspx 12
  • image Exhibition Ljubljana’s Nebotičnik (Skyscraper) [h2]7/2/-8/30/2020[/h2]The Ljubljana's Nebotičnik (Skyscarper) exhibition is part of a series of events designed to present items from MAO collections. Taking place in the Chapel at the Fužine Castle, the exhibition will focus on Nebotičnik, once the tallest building in Ljubljana.  /Exhibition/Ljubljanas-Neboticnik-Skyscraper.aspx 12
  • image Exhibition MADE IN: CRAFTS — DESIGN NARRATIVES [h2]5/16/-9/20/2020[/h2]MADE IN: CRAFTS — DESIGN NARRATIVES explores the relationship between traditional cultures of making and contemporary design production. Through objects taken from the archives, photographic materials and newly created projects, the exhibition addresses a number of current issues today, like locally sourced materials, encouraging local production, the potential of new technologies in heritage conservation, and the development of new models of collaboration. /Exhibition/MADE-IN-CRAFTS-DESIGN-NARRATIVES_1.aspx 12
  • image Exhibition An Object and a Collection [h2]11/14/-1/31/2021[/h2]The exhibition is comprised of more than 200 exhibits representing both icons of Slovenian architecture and design as well as transitory products and objects presented to the public for the first time.  /Exhibition/An-Object-and-a-Collection.aspx 12

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As part of our Architecture Live public guided tours we invite you to join us on a bike tour! more »
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MAO Debates


  An international lecture series entitled Design & Crafts in Dialogue, organised and curated by Museum of Architecture and Design and Center for Creativity. more »
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Guided tour


  Built on commission from the Khisl family in mid-16th century, Fužine Castle is the only remaining renaissance castle in Ljubljana. At the time of its construction it served as a proof of wealth, reputation and political powers of its first owners. more »
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  The Museum Summer Night in MAO will start at 6 pm in the park in front of Fužine castle. 
The castle park will become a fair of ideas and objects, where you will be able to listen the stories of crafts and design and buy your favourite product. Thematic workshops and a fairytale corner will be organised for children.
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 Ljubljana museums’ and galleries’ collective special offer...
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