The Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan
A rare extant example of a nineteenth-century glass photographic studio, former working space of Josip Pelikan (1885-1977).
- Guided Tours
- Family activities
- Talks and presentations
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.