The Department of Geodetic Engineering at the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering of the University of Ljubljana (UL FGG) has a collection of geodetic instruments that includes more than 100 museum pieces. Most of the instruments are on display, while some of the newer instruments are deposited in the Faculty. With the help of Janez Goršič, MSc., the collection was compiled and systematically organised by Dr. Dušan Kogoj.
The objects have been well inventoried. They date from the mid-19th to the early 21st century. The history of acquisition and details of use are not known for individual, especially older, surveying instruments, but most of the instruments are related to teaching in the surveying programme at the University of Ljubljana. More than half of the instruments in the collection have required partial restoration, and some of the oldest instruments have been fully restored. This extensive and meticulous work was carried out by Mr. Rudi Vidic, who specialised in this field during his 30 years of work at Kern.
The instruments are displayed in the corridor of the Department of Geodesy (4th floor) and in the lobby of UL FGG at Jamova cesta 2 in Ljubljana, where they can be freely viewed. A virtual collection is also available on the UL FGG website.
More information: https://zbirka.fgg.uni-lj.si/en