Dr Irena Kraševac, member of the project team, will give a lecture at 6.30 p.m. on November 26 in the premises of the Studia Mediterranea Centre of the Split Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Poljana kraljice Jelene 3, Split). This will be the first in a series of lectures thematically related to this project, to be held in conjunction with the several-years-long programme of public lectures in the Cvito Fisković Centre of the Institute of Art History, Split.
The objective of the study residence in Vienna by Irena Kraševac between November 3 and November 7 was to gain some familiarity with the archival records and works of Austrian artists who came to the Adriatic coast in the 19th century, painting motifs of Dalmatia.
One point of departure for a successful implementation of the project Dalmatia as a destination of European Grand Tour in the 18th and the 19th century has to be research into the art heritage that was created as a result of sojourns in Dalmatia by European artists. The research involves travelling to archives where the most famous of the archival records of interest for the project are kept: London (Sir John Soane’s Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Collection), Vienna (Graphic Cabinet of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Albertina and Belvedere Gallery) and Saint Petersburg (State Hermitage Museum).