The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodesy is richer for a new exhibition, “Every Millimetre Counts – Geodesy in Slovenia through time”, which chronologically presents the main milestones of geodesy and explains concepts related to geodesy, surveying, cartography and spatial information. The exhibition, which was first on display in Pivka in the depots of state museums, will be hosted by the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic at Jamova cesta 2 in Ljubljana until the end of June 2023.
The ceremonial opening of the exhibition with welcome addresses and a short presentation of the surveying collection took place on February 15, 2023, at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering. For the design of the exhibition, the Technical Museum of Slovenia partnered with the Surveying and Mapping Authority of the Republic of Slovenia, the Association of Surveyors of Slovenia and the Department of Geodetic Engineering at the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, University of Ljubljana. From the Department of Geodetic Engineering, Assoc Prof Dr Dušan Kogoj was actively involved, who is also the designer and author of the collection of surveying instruments at the faculty.
Assoc Prof Anka Lisec, Head of the Department of Geodetic Engineering, emphasised in her welcome address that the exhibition was certainly a result of a good collaboration between various institutions in the surveying domain and beyond. The strengths of collaboration were also outlined by the director of the Technical Museum of Slovenia, Dr Barbara Juršič, who added that “this exhibition is proof that only good things can result from such a fair cooperation“.
The Director of the Surveying and Mapping Authority of the Republic of Slovenia, Tomaž Petek, continued that the society, which does not care about its past, has no bright future and stressed that this exhibition is proof that we should not be worried about the future of the surveying profession, and concluded: “We strive to find the right place for our technical heritage in the society. If this exhibition wakes up some interest of the younger generation that is visiting faculties, then the aims of our work will be reached.”
Assoc prof. Dušan Kogoj shortly presented the members of the working group and the collection. He said that the exhibition includes 28 informative panes and more than 20 surveying instruments and other museum objects, as well as multimedia displays and 3D interactive presentation of the contents. Janez Slak, the coordinator of the working group, finally presented a catalogue, which was created as a kind of guide to the exhibition.
You are warmly invited to the fourth floor of the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, where you can look at the exhibition Each millimeter can count – geodesy in Slovenia over time, which is accompanied by the permanent collection of surveying instruments.