Art History

Curatorial Department of Art History

The Curatorial Department of Art History keeps approximately 1,600 different works of art. They are mostly paintings and engravings, as well as some drawings and artistic photographs. Sculpture, however, is less well represented. While the collection does contain artworks by known and unknown foreign artists, its main emphasis remains on the works of those authors who had some connection with Dolenjska: some were born in the region and created their works in their local environment, others came from elsewhere and left the mark of their creative work on Dolenjska. The collected works of art cover the time period from the 17th century until today. On a regional level, they represent a significant cultural, documentary, ethnographic, and, not least, artistic value.