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Valvasor Fundation Expands, Imago Sloveniae Project Strengthens (longer version)

Marking the 1st anniversary of the Valvasor Fundation (VF), which collects financial and other resources to protect and preserve valuable cultural heritage, links up and promotes Slovene cultural events of the highest quality, creates a common image and distinctiveness of Slovene culture in contact with other cultures, as well as supports research activities and education in these fields, the VF charter was signed also by the towns of Bled, Bohinj, Kranjska Gora, Litija and Metlika at the Bogenšperk Castle near Litija. The Slovene Foreign Ministry and the Centre for Promotion of Tourism, however, signed the document of honour about financing. The circle of founding members and VF supporters as well as the Imago Sloveniae project spreaded to governmental bodies: 7 ministries, the Government information Office and the Centre for Promotion of Tourism are involved, and to the Slovene Academy of Arts and Science (SAZU), to 19 Slovene towns, 9 prominent companies (with the Pivovarna Laško - the Laško beer brewery - which agreed to support the VF but has not signed the chart yet), 3 individual persons, 3 mass media institutions (Slovene Press Agency (STA), the Slovene National television, the Delo daily) and various cultural institutions, among which there are almost all Slovene summer festivals.

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