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Ivan Radman-Livaja

Archaeological Museum, Zagreb

Deputy Director and Senior Curator

Country: Croatia

ITP Year: 2018


Ivan graduated from the University of Zagreb with a BA and MA and from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes with a PhD in 2010. He began work, as a junior curator, at the Zagreb Archaeological Museum before, taking on further roles including curator and senior curator, before starting his current role as deputy director and head of the Greek and Roman Department.

Ivan’s roles range from administration and research to exhibitions and collections management. In 2017 he worked on the exhibition Lapodes – Forgotten Highlanders and Miles votum solvit, both displayed at the Zagreb Archaeolgical Museum. Ivan is currently working on adding all pre-WWII collections to the museum’s collection database and researching epigraphy, Roman economy and Roman military archaeology.

During the ITP, Ivan enjoyed comparing different everyday practices and approaches to collection management taken on by different museum professionals across the world. He focused on the common challenges faced in the museum work and sharing solutions. Ivan enjoyed sharing ITP experiences with colleagues and meeting new people within the profession.

At the British Museum
During his time on the International Training Programme, Ivan was based in the Greece and Rome Department and his partner placement was spent at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums.

In 2018 participants were asked to plan and propose a temporary exhibition, drawing on their existing museum experience and the skills learnt during the programme.  Ivan worked with Bassem Mohammed Ezzat (Egypt) on his Object in focus project, My journey is my home, my home is my life.