Project title:

Ljubljanica River Experience and Exhibition Site

Project acronym:


Project Promoter:

Municipality of Vrhnika

Project Partners:

Partner 1: Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana

Partner 2: University of Ljubljana

Project duration:

10.03.2015 - 31.12.2016

Total eligible costs of the project:

1,080,796.00 EUR

Project grant:

846,062.52 EUR

Programme Area:

Cultural Heritage

General objective of the project:

Cultural heritage restored, renovated and protected

Project summary:

The Ljubljanica River is famous for its cultural heritage. The riverbed between Vrhnika and Ljubljana is classified as one of the most important of its kind in terms of abundance, quality and scientific value of the findings. But it is also one of the country’s most endangered cultural monuments. There is a unique ancient Roman cargo ship dating from the 1st Century AD trapped near the village of Verd, threatened to be destroyed by the erosion. Through our project its most vulnerable parts shall not only be protected, but also expertly preserved and made available to a large audience. Our further objective is to allow a considerably easier access to the cultural heritage and natural attractions of the Ljubljanica River for the public. This interactive experience and exhibition site located in Vrhnika has been designed to encourage the public to actively participate in strengthening common responsibility for heritage and for development of tourism, creative industries, revival of old crafts and local traditions. The present scheme is here to create a network and synergies between both cultural and natural heritage preservation activities within the Ljubljanica basin.

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