Born to be a Librarian: Luka Pintar

Born to be a Librarian: Luka Pintar

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A hundred years have passed since the death of Luka Pintar, a professor of Latin and Greek language and the principal of the Study Library in Ljubljana.

In his youth he published poems and short stories in the Zvon magazine and the Ljubljana Bell under the pseudonym Svitoslav Pintar from Hotavlje (SVP). Most of his professional work focuses on research of Prešeren’s literary legacy. In the linguistic field, he researched word formation, morphology and the interpretation of place names. He was born in 1857 in Hotavlje in the Poljanska dolina. He lived in Novo mesto and Ljubljana where he died on 7 December 1915.

The exhibition was opened in Pintar's birthplace, on the anniversary of his death. He was portrayed by the painter Ivana Kobilca. The aim of the exhibition is to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War II.

Helena Janežič (NUK)
Plečnik Hallway
Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm, Saturday: 9am - 2pm.


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