What to Expect
The wall paintings date from the Baroque period. Original fragments of the wall paintings from the Estates Hall in the Ljubljana Castle, including painted coats-of-arms, heraldries, iconographic stories and figurative and architectural elements (bordure, pillars, capitals, etc.), were taken to the Restoration Centre of Slovenia at the Institute for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage of Slovenia after 1980. There the fragments were appropriately preserved and stored.
The fragments of the wall paintings subsequently underwent conservation-restoration treatment. The backs of all of the originals were thinned and reinforced, and they were glued to suitable new bearers. The damage to the original colour surface was repaired with lime plaster and coloured to approximate the original tone (with the technique of hatching), and the complete colour surfaces were reinforced and refreshed with an appropriate fixative.
The final conservation-restoration work took place from 2009 to 2011 in the studio of the Restoration Centre of Slovenia at the Institute for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, under the guidance of Ljubiša Milić, a qualified painter, conservator-restorer and consultant.