The National Gallery was transformed 15 years ago by the new 'Central Part' glass foyer designed by SADAR+VUGA. With the recent renovation of the National Gallery, this previous intervention became the new main entrance hall. This created the need for a new layout with the new ticket office and museum shop.
The new arrangement of the central glass hall of the National Gallery is designed so that the visitor has a clear orientation in the space. The new reception with visitor information also offers merchandising which features selected literature and a variety of Slovenian products and gifts. With freestanding, staggered cabinets, the museum shop is composed as an open space. Individual cabinets allow the showcasing of the products by section; books, thematic articles, postcards, posters and other products. Comfortable upholstered armchairs in front of the cabinets give the visitor a chance to explore the content of the new museum shop. With the coarse woven grey carpet underneath, the armchairs define the reading corner. The steel cable mesh between the cabinets encloses the space inside the shop while allowing the visitor to have unobstructed views on the entrance space.