The National Museum is the central and oldest museum institution in Slovenia, whose six departments collect, document, protect, preserve, study and publicly present the portable cultural heritage of Slovenia. It contains a rich archaeological, numismatic and graphic collection, a historical collection and an applied art collection, as well as a conservation and restoration department and a rich library whose proper functioning is dependent on harmonious cooperation with other departments.
The National Museum of Slovenia is also in charge of a museum collection at the Bled Castle. › See letter of support (.pdf) › Website
The Coin Cabinet is both the only and the central institution of its kind in Slovenia. From the very foundation of the museum it has systematically acquired and scientifically studied numismatic and other museum exponents important for the monetary, financial, and banking history of the Slovenian lands. The systematic collection today contains around 100,000 objects (coins, banknotes, and other financial instruments, and also medals and counterfeits). Only from 1948 has the collection been overseen by a specialist curator. The Coin Cabinet has been an independent department of the National Museum of Slovenia from 1964.
In addition to perfecting the existing collections, the basic tasks of the cabinet are to document and classify the numismatic heritage and to study all the classical, medieval, and modern coin finds from the territory of Slovenia. The extensive collections and the results of their analyses are presented to the public with periodic exhibitions and in numerous publications. The Cabinet has developed the computer program NUMIZ with built-in parameters for the formats of publications in certain projects (catalogues for collections, hoards, finds of classical, medieval, and modern coins, Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum). This program has greatly aided in forming a central computer register for the coin finds from all periods throughout all of Slovenia. At the same time a professional register is also being composed of all the numismatic material kept in Slovenian museum institutions.
The Cabinet also has an extensive specialized library. › Website
Dr Peter KosResearch keeper (b. 1950) in the Coin Cabinet of the National Museum of Slovenia and Professor of Roman numismatics at the University of Ljubljana.
Main fields of study : Celtic and Roman numismatics, monetary circulation.
Dr Alenka Miškec
Curator of Ancient coin collection, head of the Coin Cabinet of the National museum of Slovenia. Main research fields: Roman coinage, Corpus of Roman coins from the territory of Slovenia, monetary circulation of southeastern Alpine and western Pannonian areas in the ancient times.
The COST project is a useful network which will enable the comparison of the monetary circulation in different parts of Roman Empire.
Watch this short presentation by Alenka Miškec ›
Curator(b. 1964) of Medieval and Modern Coin collections, court expert and appraiser for numismatics, PhD student at the University of Primorska (Koper).
Main research fields : Medieval numismatics, monetary history, medals. He works intensively on the Corpus of ancient and medieval coin finds from the territory of Slovenia.