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Anja Zorko

anja zorko

Head of Centre for Creativity at Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Ljubljana

Anja Zorko, Head of Centre for Creativity at Museum of Architecture and Design, has been working as a cultural and creative industries advisor and manager for more than fifteen years. She develops projects at the cross-section of culture, creativity, industry, and other sectors, supporting the development of creative industries in Slovenia and creating co-operations with some major Slovene companies and organizations at home and abroad. Since 2013, she has been a visiting lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana.

She obtained her master’s degree from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, with a thesis on „New Forms of Cooperation Between Culture and Economy. She graduated in Communication and Marketing at the University of Ljubljana, and also completed a diploma in Photography and Digital Media at the Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts.

She led the development of the Centre for Creativity ( – the first national platform for the development of creative and cultural sectors and innovations in the Republic of Slovenia. With a total value of more than 11 million Euros, this is one of the largest cohesion projects in the field of culture in Slovenia,  which she continues to lead today.  She was the deputy director of the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) between 2017-2020. Ms. Zorko successfully led or co-developed (management, partnerships, fundraising, financial management, programming, branding, communication, marketing …)  some of the largest international MAO projects, among them the Biennial of Design (; the Future Architecture Platform (, which connects 28+ partner organizations from 23 countries; Silent Revolutions, an interdepartmental project connecting companies, designers and various ministries; the project Small and Smart: Contemporary Slovenian Architecture in Film, 2011;  international conferences on architecture and design, among them Project Architecture, Architecture Epicentres, Sustainable alternatives in Design, Information Design, Not More Not Less, and Good Design for Goood Bussines; and exhibitions such as Tapio