Meštrović Atelier (The Ivan Meštrović Museums)
Barbara Vujanovi? is a Senior Curator at the Meštrovi? Atelier (The Ivan Meštrovi? Museums) in Zagreb. Her research background is in art history and French language and literature and she is currently writing her doctoral dissertation on ‘The classical elements in the work of Ivan Meštrovi?’.
Since participating in the ITP, Barbara has presented the exhibitions Ivan Meštrovi?: Adriatic Epopee and MEŠTART: TANJA RAVLI? – “ARRIVAL”. She regularly publishes reviews and articles, writes prefaces for catalogues and devises the curatorial conceptions for independent and group exhibitions of 19th, 20th century and contemporary art. She has also presented research on the life and work of Ivan Mestrovic at conferences in Croatia as well as abroad in the United Kingdom, France, China, Czech Republic, Latvia and Malta.
In 2017, Barbara presented alongside fellow 2016 ITP participant Ana Šverko on the experience and knowledge gained during their time at the British Museum in a lecture organised by Prokultura: Observatory of Cultural Politics, Ivan Mestrovic Museums and Art History Institute, and the Centre Cvito Fiskovi?.
Barbara is co-author and co-curator on the British Museum’s 2018 exhibition Rodin and the art of Ancient Greece.
At the British Museum
During her time on the International Training Programme in 2016, Barbara was based in the Department of Greece and Rome. Her UK Partner Museum was The Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery.
Barbara’s exhibition project proposal was entitled Power and the Meaning of the Fragment.
Barbara’s place on the International Training Programme was generously supported by the John Armitage Trust.
As a result of her exhibition project proposal, and her curatorial expertise, Barbara was invited back to the British Museum in 2017 to help deliver a Spotlight Loan Project. To coincide with the British Museum’s blockbuster exhibition Rodin and the art of ancient Greece, Barbara worked on Rodin: rethinking the fragment, which toured to three UK venues – Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal; Holburne Museum, Bath and The New Art Gallery, Walsall – from summer 2018 – 2019.
Barbara has returned to the British Museum many times and visited BM UK partner venues to participate in meetings, conduct research and deliver curator’s talks.
ITP Newsletter Publications
ITP Newsletter Issue 5 (2018), Bulletin Board