REALLY Up close – program by the Up Close exhibition

The exhibition Up close is accompanied by a rich programme of events FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS in a special space / Artist’s Studio called REALLY Close Up, located in the lower rooms of the Moderna galerija.

If just seeing, hearing or feeling is not enough for you, if you want to try various materials and techniques for yourself, breathe in the scents of an artist’s studio, or just rest for a bit and admire what children have created, this is the place for you. There’s a lot going on here.

REALLY Close Up – Artist’s Studio’s map


Guided Tours

Thursday, 16 March | 17:00 – guided by MG+MSUM’s conservator-restorer Simona Škorja
Thursday, 23 March 
| 17:00 – guided by Kristjan Sedej
Thursday, 30 March  | 17:00 – guided by Kristjan Sedej
Nedelja, 2 April | 11:00 – guided by MG+MSUM’s conservator-restorer Simona Škorja

To the Limits of the Acceptable | guided tour of the exhibition with a practical conclusion – technological secrets of painting

Tuesday 21 February | 28 February | 17.00–19.00
Tuesday 7 March | 14 March | 21 March | 28 March  | 17.00–19.00
Guided tour of the exhibition with a practical conclusion is aimed at the adult population. To attend please register at The number of participants is limited. The activity will only be carried out if there is enough applications.

Impressions from a Conservation-Restoration Workshop
A full-day workshop with a lecture
Conservator-restorers usually work behind closed doors. But now these doors are open for a little while, so you can listen to the guest conservator-restorers’ lectures or watch them at work. Please register for one of the set dates.

Understanding the Seen
Multi-sensory guided tours of the exhibition Up Close with a workshop
Multi-sensory guided tour (with workshop) for (vulnerable) groups is organized by agreement and registration at

Impressions from a Conservation-Restoration Workshop
lectures in the auditorium

Wednesday, 8 March | 17.00–18.00 | The role of the canvas image carrier and its preparation
The canvas as a carrier of image layers plays an important role in the production of a picture. The preparation of the canvas determines the texture and color of the painting. The ways of preparing painting canvas from the Baroque period to today and important guidelines for choosing and preparing canvas for a painting will be presented. To attend please register at
Lecturer Lucija Močnik Ramovš, conservator-restorer.

Wednesday, 15 March | 15.00–16.30 | Conservators-restorers from Zagreb
We will announce more information about the lecture later.

Wednesday, 22 March | 17.00–18.00 | Salvage of damaged painting supports
Canvas picture supports often become weak and brittle over the years, and often have tears, holes and other damage. It will be presented how conservators-restorers dealt with damage to painting supports in the past and how they would approach the same damage today. To attend please register at
Lecturer Liza Lampič, conservator-restorer.

Thursday, 23 March | 17.00–18.00 | What and how with wax-resin gluing
Wax-resin pasting affects the physical, material and aesthetic characteristics of the painting. How to deal with these images today and in the future?
New insights and guidelines for conservation-restoration interventions on such paintings, which were co-created by the participants of the Master Class Dutch Method Unfolded, created in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam and the Getty Foundation’s Canvas Initiative, will be presented. To attend please register at
Lecturer Simona Škorja, conservator-restorer.

Impressions from a Conservation-Restoration Workshop
artist’s studio tours
No advance notice is required.

7 – 9 March | 10:00-14:00 | The problem of plaster casts – students at work
March 9 | 15.00–17.00 | Making technological studies on canvas – students at work

The projects Unfinished Story and Up Close – From Afar are co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union through the European Social Fund.

Concept: Tamara Trček Pečak
Workshops led by: Lucija Cvjetković, Tamara Trček Pečak
Mentors: Dana Terzić, Sara Štorgel, Jure Vuga
Students included in the Unfinished Story project: Zoja Čepin, Granit Kabashaj, Nina Kuhar, Enej Lah, Ana Lomovšek, Tyana Rendič, Sara Štorgel, Nik Žnidaršič
Students included in the Up Close – From Afar project: Tina Fornazarič, Nia Gombač, Jure Jelenc, Nastasija Knez,  Lara Kocbek, Jakob Korošec, Jan Lavrič, Lucija Petrovčič, Staša Popovič, Aleksa Radonjić, Nika Udovič
Expert consultants: Katarina Bartolj, Alja Fir, Helena Gabrijelčič, Petra Juvan, Gregor Kokalj, Helena Korošec, Klemen Kovačič, Nada Madžarac, Deja Muck, Lucija Močnik Ramovš, Jurij Smole, Simona Škorja
Coordinator of the Unfinished Story and Up Close – From Afar projects: Mateja Vidrajz

All the events are part of the Conservation-Restoration Transversal.