UGM Volunteers

Here at the Maribor Art Gallery we would like to open our doors wide and invite art and museum enthusiasts to take an active part in our activities. We would like to attract volunteers of all ages and full of ideas to assist us with their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm and at the same time contribute to our gallery and diversify the activities of our institution. The volunteers participate in our gallery activities throughout the year, working from 4 to 6 hours per week in diverse gallery departments. The volunteers and volunteer organizations are obliged by the “Ethical code of organized volunteering”.

UGM is a museum of modern and contemporary visual art. We organize approximately 20 special exhibitions per year – from retrospective exhibitions of Slovene artists to international festivals of contemporary art, as well as architectural and design exhibitions, and accompanied by guided tours, lectures, workshops and round table discussions. The gallery education program connects diverse age groups, individuals and educational institutions. UGM is a place for everyone!

The UGM volunteers may participate at the following activities of our departments:

Museum department: UGM is one of the main museums of modern and contemporary art in Slovenia with a collection of over 3000 artworks by Slovene artists from the end of the 19th Century to the present day. The museum department takes care of the UGM collection (paintings, graphics, sculptures, photography, video-art, installations, etc…). Volunteers can participate in the arranging of documentation and learn much about artwork and museum work often hidden from public view.  

Archive department: The museum documentation is, alongside our collection, the basis of every activity relating to the collecting, maintaining and researching of the cultural heritage and is therefore vital to our institution. UGM maintains one of the most important archive centers of Slovenian modern art (about 90,000 items) and a comprehensive as well as very specialized library with about 18,000 examples of expert literature, exhibition catalogues and periodic editions. Volunteers can participate in the cataloging of the archive documentation and library, learn about these special archive activities and broaden their knowledge about art.

Education department: The museum is also an educational institution offering a variety of activities such as workshops, story-telling hours, guided tours and trips for diverse age groups. The gallery offers a very colourful pedagogical program for under-18s. The program for adults includes workshops, lectures, discussions, guided viewings and discussions with artists. Volunteers can help by giving our visitors basic information about exhibitions and by participating in workshops and lectures. They will learn about event organization and practical fine arts work.

Information: Jure Kirbis, curator
T: 02/251 04 94
E: jure.kirbis@ugm.si