Institute of International Affairs

The IES is the successor of the Minority Institute, which in the years 1925-1941 functioned in Ljubljana as one of the first research institutions of its kind in the world, mostly dealing with the status of Slovenes in the neighbouring countries, and of German and Hungarian minorities in Slovenia. When the Slovene territory was occupied, the Institute was »liquidated lest its materials should fall into the hands of occupiers«. Yet as early as January 1944, in the liberated territory, the Scientific Institute was founded within the Executive Committee of the Liberation Front; this institute continued, as the only institution of this kind in the occupied Europe, the work of the Minority Institute. Its department for border issues by 1948 transformed into the Institute for Ethnic Studies. From 1948 to 1956, the Institute functioned within the frames of the University in Ljubljana, while from then on it has been an independent scientific institution. In 1992 the IES became one of the first public research institutions in Slovenia.



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Each item to be restored is unique. In this regard, the costs of restoration work are calculated separately in each case.

Renovation prices depend on many factors, such as:

  • the condition of the furniture itself;
  • the nature of the damage (presence of cracks, chips, violation of decorative elements, veneer condition, etc.);
  • complexity of renovation works;
  • usage of consumable material in the restoration process.

Each object needs an individual approach and individual methods of restoration. There are no fixed prices for such works.
Therefore, it is difficult to indicate a certain amount of labor costs in a telephone conversation, and sometimes even an approximate one.

The conditions of restoration directly depend on the complexity and scope of the restoration work.

Each restoration begins with a preliminary inspection of the item to more objectively assess its condition. During the inspection, you can accurately determine the cost of restoring the item. Since the external condition of the object, the condition of key elements and the integrity of the carpentry structure can be inferred from the photograph, the presence of internal hidden defects remains unclear.