Skylight photographic studio of Josip Pelikan: a glass photographic studio from the end of the 19th century


Tuesday – Saturday: 9 am – 1 pm (you should make an appointment in advance).

The glass photographic studio was built in 1899 and is today a dislocated unit of Museum of Recent History Celje on Razlagova Street in Celje. The well-known Celje photographer Josip Pelikan worked here form the end of World War I onwards.  The studio is nowadays a cultural monument of national importance since it is the only preserved case of such a glass photographic studio in Slovenia, and one of the rare ones in Europe.

Studio now houses a permanent museum display that bears witness to productive and creative life of master Pelikan, who masterly captured Celje and the Celje region of his days in timeless photographs. On the ground floor of the studio visitors can see Pelikan’s dark room and retouching room, as well as his technical equipment, glass plates and original photographs. On the first floor is an extremely well-preserved glass studio where Pelikan took photographs using only natural light and where you can still have your photo taken today.

Namely, by prior arrangement visitors are offered a unique opportunity of individual or group portrait photography in the old photographic technique. The experience of taking photos can be upgraded with costumes from the beginning of the 20th century, and memories can also be donated – with gift coupons for artistic photography in a glass studio.

Leaflet of Skylight Photographic Studio of Josip Pelikan (click!).

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