For humanization of technology

RUK is a network of research centers at the intersection of art, science and technology. In this interdisciplinary triangle, we are developing innovative products and services for the soft and humane technology of the future. The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund. More ...


Virtual Puh

24.06.2023 15:00

We invite you to the opening of the expanded exhibition in the Puh Museum, which has been redesigned with a virtual image of the Puh motorcycle and the museum's estate. The opening will take place within the framework of the XXIII. Gathering of vintage car enthusiasts on Saturday, June 24, 2023 in Sakušak, Juršinci, from 3 p.m.

In the Compatriot Janez Puh Juršinci Association, members strive to realize the vision of developing the Janez Puh Museum into a hybrid environment, where new technologies will contain and present the material and technical cultural heritage in extended possibilities (3D models, animations, digital recordings, laser scans, etc.), which will contribute to a greater recognition of the great inventor and will also interest younger generations in the museum.  

The first project of its kind was created in collaboration with KIBLA2LAB and presents a technical jewel, an original handmade Puh motorcycle from 1926, which is itself an artistic sculpture and, in combination with an upgraded virtual art image, offers visitors a completely new visual principle for understanding excellence, innovation and creativity. The synthesis of a complex machine, such as a two-wheeler with an internal combustion engine, and modern principles, such as laser scanning, photogrammetry and the whole process of virtualization, presents us with a visual mobile artwork that is not just a video document, but reveals deeper meanings of structure and mindset in eon time.

The project to upgrade the museum in a hybrid environment also brings a new media three-dimensional image of the exterior and interior of both buildings, namely both the old "cimprača" (a typical Pannonian house made of wood, clay and straw) on the site where Puh's birthplace once stood, and the new Puh Museum with many impressive artifacts, which opened in 2022. With the help of a laser scanner, we have created a virtual model of the material cultural heritage of regional, national and international importance.

The work of Janez Puh, one of the most famous Slovenian inventors and innovators, even after more than 100 years of social development, still speaks to each of us with basic principles such as curiosity, perseverance, research, creativity and unwavering will to develop. The virtual artistic presentation of his work picks up on these fundamental postulates of his and our mission.

Opening hours (May to November): Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 10:00 to 18:00, weekdays by appointment (051 260 506)


The virtualization of the 1926 Puh motorcycle and the museum estate was created by the Compatriot Janez Puh Juršinci Society in cooperation with the Koda Modro Association and KIBLA2LAB from Maribor. It was prepared within the framework of a pilot project selected in a public tender by KID PINA as part of the RUK network (JP-PR-RUK _1_ 2022) and co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Slovenia (Ministry of Culture).

Photo 1: A screen shot of the 3D model of the 1926 Puh motorcycle 
Photo 2: A screen shot of the scanned estate and museum

Other photos: Archive ACE KIBLA