Project team

Principal Investigator

Ana Šverko is research associate at the Institute of Art History – Center Cvito Fiskovic in Split. Her background is in architecture, urban design, heritage conservation and architectural history. She has published on topics across Early Modern and Modern Architecture, including a monograph, Designs of the Neoclassical Venetian Architect Giannantonio Selva in Dalmatia (Zagreb, 2013). She works part-time at the department of urban planning of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy in Split.

Team Members

Ivica Čović is assistant professor in Architectural Theory and Practice at Politecnico di Milano and visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Zagreb. He received his PhD from International European doctoral study in architecture and urbanism. He has collaborated with different schools of architecture and participated in numerous international seminars and conferences and he has long collaborated with international magazines for architecture and urbanism. He is lecturer and long-term teaching and research associate of the Domus Academy (master in urban vision and architectural design) and a research collaborator with the Institute for the history and theory of architecture at ETH – Zurich.

Irena Kraševac is senior research associate at the Institute of Art History in Zagreb. She has received her BA in art history and Spanish language and literature, and an MA and PhD in art history at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. She has published on topics of Croatian art in the 19th and 20th century in the European context and the history of European Secession. Additionally she works part-time at the department of art history, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. From 2010-14 she was a president of Croatian Society of Art Historians.

Cvijeta Pavlović is associate professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Her background is in comparative history of Croatian literature, particularly on the links between literature in Croatian and Romance languages. She has published on topics across early modern and modern world and on Croatian Literature, including four monographs: Poem Story – Narrative Techniques in Šenoa’s Epic Poetry = Priča u pjesmi, Disput, Zagreb, 2005; Šenoa’s Poetics of Translation = Šenoina poetika prevođenja, Matica hrvatska, Zagreb, 2006; Croatian and French Literary Connections. 15 Studies = Hrvatsko-francuske književne veze. 15 studija, FF press, Zagreb, 2008; Introduction to Classicism = Uvod u klasicizam, Leykam international, Zagreb, 2012. Additionally she is engaged in the making of lexicons and encyclopaedias in the field of Croatian, French and world Literature.

Iva Raič Stojanović is a research assistant/PhD student at the Institute of Art History in Zagreb. She holds an MA in art history and English language and literature from the University of Zagreb and an MSc in conservation of monuments and sites from the University of Leuven’s Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation. She is currently enrolled in the postgraduate program at the Centre for Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb.

Ivana Vlaić is research and teaching assistant at University of Split – Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy. Her background is in architecture and urban design (MSc, GAF Split, 2009; PhD Candidate, AF Zagreb). She has published New Methodological Approaches in Urban Research with Anči Leburić (Zlatko Karač (ed.), Zagreb, 2012), and A Guidebook: SPLIT 20th Century Architecture (Darovan Tušek (ed.-in-chief), Split, 2011).

Josip Vrandečić is tenured professor at the University of Split, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities – history department. His background is in modern European and Croatian history. He has published on topics across both European and Croatian early modern and nineteenth-century history including three monographs, The History of Early Modern Dalmatia (Zagreb, 2006), The Autonomist Movement in the Austrian Province of Dalmatia 1814-1914 (Cologne, 2009), and The Struggle for the Adriatic. Venetian-Ottoman Wars in Venice’s Nunciatura Archive Sources (Split, 2013). Additionally he has been lecturing part-time at the Ph.D. programme at the Faculty of Theology in Split and the Univerisità Europea in Rome.


Joško Belamarić graduated from the Lyceum Classicum in Split and the cross-departmental studies in art history and musicology at the University of Zagreb where he then received his MA and PhD degrees. From 1979, he was an employee of the monument protection services in Split and, in the period 1991-2009, the director of the Regional Office for Monument Protection in Split (today’s Conservation Department of the Ministry of Culture). Since 2010, he has been employed at the Institute of Art History, as the head of newly established Cvito Fisković Center in Split. He is also a professor at the department of art history, University of Split. He has published a number of books and a series of articles and studies on the topic of urban history of Dalmatian cities and medieval and Renaissance art.

Pierre Pinon is professor at the ENSA de Paris-Belleville and École de Chaillot and a research associate at the French National Institute of Art History. His background is in architecture, archaeology and history. He is alumnus of the French Academy in Rome and a Chevalier des arts et des lettres. His work is devoted to the history of architecture (18th and 19th centuries), and the theory and history of urbanism and archaeology.

Flora Turner-Vučetić is an art historian, museum curator, diplomat, journalist and writer. She graduated in art history, English language and literature and museology at the University of Zagreb. She specialised in broadcasting journalism while working for the BBC World Service in London. She worked as a senior curator in the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, a broadcasting journalist and editor at the Croatian Section of the BBC World Service, London, and as counsellor for cultural, scientific and educational affairs at the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in London. Presently writer, freelance journalist and researcher. She has broadcast and regularly publishes on numerous topics, but mainly on visual arts and British-Croatian artistic and cultural relations, as for example Mapping Croatia in United Kingdom Collections, Archaeopress, Oxford, 2013.

Visual Design

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