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The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška (KGLU)

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška (KGLU) is a museum of visual arts, focusing on the collection and study of art from the second half of the 20th century onwards, and is an important social agent that addresses questions and highlights issues that are often neglected in the general discourse. In its role of protecting mobile cultural heritage as part of its public service the KGLU as museum is of national importance, and is part of an international network of museums. In its work the Museum places particular emphasis on pedagogical and andragogical programmes, which represent an important aspect of the institution as a public space that offers opportunities to gain education and develop critical thought. In addition to its exhibition and administrative spaces in the centre of Slovenj Gradec The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška also oversees the programme of the Ravne Gallery, which is located in the Cultural Centre in Ravne na Koroškem.

Today, the collection of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška is made up of more than 3000 works. The collection is comprised of works by many foreign and domestic artists and of special larger groups of collections, such as the collection of works by Jože Tisnikar, which is supplemented by the collection Homage to Tisnikar – Homage combines works by Slovenian and foreign artists dealing with subject matter similar to that Tisnikar developed – and collections of works by Franc Berneker, Bogdan Borčić, Valentin Oman, Štedan Planinc and Pino Poggi. The Museum also maintains the special collection that began during the exhibitions under the auspices of the United Nations between 1966 and 1985, which is comprised of international works of art that have a particularly contemporary and engaged position, such as those dealing with war, migration, social inequality and similar. Special attention is devoted to contemporary artistic production, particularly of those artists from the region as well as artists from across Slovenia.