Lipikum – The Lipizzaner Museum, is now open in Lipica

July 2011

The Lipica Stud Farm recently opened a state-of-the-art museum, one of the best in Slovenia, which will be telling its visitors the interesting story of Lipica and the Lipizzaner stallions, and offering them attractive and interactive presentations.

With the opening of Lipikum, the Lipizzaner Museum, the 2005 Lipica Museum Project has been concluded; it was funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism, the EEA Financial Mechanism and the Ministry of Culture. The renovation of the museum was substantially funded by the Kingdom of Norway, who strongly supports heritage conservation.

Photo: STA

Interactive elements and multimedia presentations

The museum will offer its visitors a completely new experience of discovering the story of Lipica and the Lipizzaner stallions. Its content is based on state-of-the-art principles of museum interpretation, while the design setting includes interactive elements and multimedia presentations.

The museum setting has musical, play, multimedia and interactive elements and various challenges to offer different possibilities of learning its content. The opening of Lipikum, the Lipizzaner Museum, is the final stage of the Lipica Museum Project. It is an important contribution to the stud farm’s development, since in this way the process of integral renovation of this world wonder continues.

Photo: Bogdan Kladnik /STO

At the opening, Tomi Rumpf, the managing director of Stud Farm Lipica, said, “Lipica is something special. There is only one environment in the world, where a history of more than 430 years of natural and cultural heritage is being preserved, and that is Lipica. With this state-of-the-art museum, we will be proud to show it to the visitors.”

The Lipikum Museum has a clear objective: to place Lipica and the Lipizzaner on the map of the most important locations of European cultural heritage and to strengthen the role of the Lipizzaner as a national symbol.

Text by Polona Prešeren, Sinfo, July 2011