Opening hours and admission fees

MGLC is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00–18.00. On 24 and 31 December, open from 10.00 to 14.00.
Closed on Mondays, 25 December and 1 January.

Group bookings are organised by prior arrangement.
Visits can be made from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, and on Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.

Entrance Fee

Adults 5,00 €
Youth from 12 to 18 years of age 3,00€
High school pupils, students and senior citizens * 2,50 €
Group of adults ** 3,50 €
Group of high school pupils, students and senior citizens 2,00 €
Families *** 9,00 €

•Prices may be subject to change during the Biennial of Graphic Arts in accordance to the marketing plan of the public institution. Visitors are informed about this through its website and notice at the box office.

•The public institution offers free tickets for ICOM, SMD, AICA and Urbana tourist card holders, Friends of the Biennial, children up to the age of 12, journalists, unemployed, visitors with special needs and students of partner art schools.

•Guided tours are included in the price of admission and take place in accordance with the timetable of the public institution, published on its website.

*Pupils, students and senior citizens are obliged to Ticket submit relevant and credible proof of their status.

**For the purposes of these provisions, a group consists of 5 people or more.

***A family consists of at least one adult and two children aged 12 to 18 years, or two adults and one child aged 12 to 18 years.



On Sundays from 10 am until 12 pm (noon) eat a coffee with a croissant at Caffe Bienale and visit the MGLC Ljubljana current exhibitions.

Four-legged friends are also welcome!*

Breakfast + Entrance= 5€

Photo by Jasna Zabel

*For security reasons, please make sure the animal is on a leash and has a muzzle (with the exception of guide dogs and assistance dogs of the disabled). The animal owner is responsible for the animal and its actions, and must clean up any excrements that may occur.


Adults 11,00 €
Students, high school pupils, senior citizens, a group consists of 15 people or more 5 

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Searching for Beauty


1. –18. 3. 2018

Opening on Thursday,
1 March, at 1 pm.

Using animation, the artists Michaela Čopíková and Veronika Obertová (working under the name of Ové Pictures have created several interactive installations that focus on the central motif of searching for beauty in new contexts. They make use of historical optical toys such as the zoetrope, flip book and diorama in their projects, transforming them into a more current interactive variation. The exhibition expresses the authors’ understanding of “new beauty”.

Curator: Mária Rišková, Design Centre in Bratislava

The exhibition is being held on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Independence of the Slovak Republic and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Slovenia.

The exhibition is organised in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Tivoli Hotel between Memories and Dreams
A sensory approach to learning about cultural heritage

● Workshops take place from March to May.
● introductory sensorial workshop, Saturday 24 March,
10.00–14.00 15.00–19.00
Sunday, 25 March, 
10.00–14.00 15.00–19.00

● Summer Museum Night, 16 June, first public guided tour by the participants of the project
● Advance bookings to: or
● The closin date for application is 15 March

The art education programme includes a sensorial workshop with a final presentation for the public. In the first stage, participants are introduced into the sensory tools of communication and staging. In the second stage, we connect with the cultural heritage of Tivoli Hotel, the so-called Švicarija, which was the gathering place of the Ljubljana bourgeoisie at the beginning of the 20th century. Workshop participants explore and listen to the history of the building through various perspectives of sensory perception. In the final stage of research, visitors are taken through the originally staged snippets of its history.

Concept and implementation: Barbara Pia Jenič, founder of the Senzorium Theatre, author and director.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

Worskhop for children
The White Chrysanthemum or the Artist in Motion 

● Workshops are held on Saturdays in two parts, from March to May and from September to December.
● The final performance of The White Chrysanthemum is a synthesis of the workshops, Friday, 28 December.

The White Chrysanthemum is a work written by Ivan Cankar during his residence at Švicarija. The controversial essay is still surprisingly topical today. And what message does the author convey to the young people of today? 

The White Chrysanthemum or the Artist in Motion project consists of workshops for the production of movable sculptures (mobiles) lasting several months long, two guided tours of the workshop participants around the Švicarija Creative Centre and the concluding New Year's performance. The workshops connect several artistic disciplines and are based on various dimensions of creating.

●Concept and implementation: Barbara Bulatović, director and puppeteer.
●For children from 8 years of age and over.
●Free of charge.
●Advance bookings to

Spring part: From Image to Form
● Saturdays: 10 and 24 March, 7 and 21 April, 5 May, 10.00–14.00; concluding guided tour, Saturday, 12 May.

Through the creative process, children conceive a character of their own choice from the passages of The White Chrysanthemum. They approach their chosen character in various creative ways (visual, technological, dramaturgical and handcrafted) and produce moving figures that are similar to puppets, yet different.

Autumn part: Storyline in the Space
● Saturdays: 29 September, 13 and 27 October, 10 and 24 November, 10.00–14.00; concluding guided tour, Sunday, 2 December.

At the beginning of the second part, the children prepare a storyline together for The White Chrysanthemum New Year's performance. In the process of working on the interpretation of the character placed in the space, we use the manipulation, animation, dramaturgy and scenographic approach defined in the storyline.

The final performance of The White Chrysanthemum, which represents the synthesis of the year-round workshops, will be put on during the festive time, on Friday, 28 December.

The workshops are part of the Saturday Workshops programme run by RogLab, Stripburger magazine, Trajekt Institute, MGLC and the Švicarija Creative Centre.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Sculpture-making Course
Myths and Fantasy Captured in Sculpture

starting on 19 March
March–May, once a week on Mondays, 17.00–20.00 

The fantastic creatures of Damijan Kracina cruise between art, science and imagination. The notion of the fantastic is also the starting subject of the course. Participants learn about the basic principles of working with clay and produce their own original sculpture, inspired by mythology and fantasy. The course starts with a public lecture.

Conducted by: Damijan Kracina, sculptor and Švicarija Creative Centre studio user.
We accept a maximum of 8 participants.
Participation fee: 180 EUR.
Advance bookings to

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.