From an architectural point of view, the Montanistika building is a remarkable building and is inscribed in the register of cultural heritage. The interior of the building is decorated with numerous stone elements that emphasize its monumentality and at the same time provide important information about the extraction and use of natural stone in the past. From a geological point of view, the corridors and the hall of the Montanistika represent a special geological museum, which combines natural and cultural heritage. The interior of the building is decorated with some of the most beautiful Slovenian architectural stones, which is joined by some interesting examples from the area of the former Yugoslavia and two newly installed foreign, geologically interesting stones. The rocks used are also interesting because they give representatives of all three basic rocks groups. Sedimentary rocks are represented by very diverse limestones, metamorphic by marble, and igneous rocks by four intrusive examples.
Geologists from the Department of Geology (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering) and the Geological Survey of Slovenia and graphic designers (mentors and students) from the Department of Information and Graphic Technology (Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering) placed the building in a virtual world. The virtual walk through the building will be possible in Slovene and English languages.
In the week before the European Researchers’ Night event, which will take place on Friday, 27 November 2020, we will present the petrified secrets of the Montanistika building through the project “Stories of Montanistika in the world of virtual reality“.
For those who are more interested in our work, we add a link to the article, where you can read more about our work (https://www.athensjournals.gr/tourism/2020-7-4-4-Vrhovnik.pdf).
Follow the announcements on the social networks of the Department of Geology (https://www.facebook.com/ntfgeo, Instagram, Twitter), the Geological Survey of Slovenia, the Humanities Rock! project (https://www.facebook.com/nocraziskovalcevFF) and ENGIE project (https://www.facebook.com/ENGIEProject). The full results will be published on the website of the Department of Geology (https://www.ntf.uni-lj.si/og/) on Friday, November 27, 2020, as part of European Researchers’ Night event.
You are warmly invited to a virtual experience!