The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan

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  • Guided Tours
  • Workshops
  • Artist workshop
  • Family activities
  • Gift shop
  • Talks and presentations

A rare extant example of a nineteenth-century glass photographic studio, former working space of Josip Pelikan (1885-1977).

Built by the photographer Martin Lenz in 1899, this glass studio was bought in 1919 by Josip Pelikan, who devoted the next few decades to developing and expanding it.

Open to the public since 1997, the studio is the only preserved glass photographic studio in Slovenia, and one of only a few remaining in Europe. Here, visitors can view a gallery of Pelikan's photographs, as well as the original darkroom and retouching room complete with nineteenth- and twentieth-century photographic equipment and glass plates. The first floor is dominated by the light-flooded art nouveau glass photographic salon Pelikan used to create society portraits in the years after the Second World War.

The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan
The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan
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Razlagova ulica 5
3000 Ceije


+386 3 428 64 10


Plan your visit
Opening times:

Tuesday–Saturday 9am - 1pm
Sundays and public holidays 2pm - 6pm

Closed Mondays, 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 and 2 May, 1 November, 25 and 31 December.
The museum can also open outside normal hours for tours where booked 48 hours in advance. Please see the museum website for further details.

Admission prices:

€7 Adults

€4.50 Concessions

Accurate as of September 2018

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