The Founding of Museums

The Ivan Meštrović Museums are dedicated to the preservation, research and promotion of the work and life of Ivan Meštrović (1883 Vrpolje, Croatia - 1962 South Bend, Indiana, USA). One of the most prominent Croatian artists of the first half of the 20th century, he acted as a sculptor, painter, architect and writer. With his Deed of Donation to the Croatian People of 1952, he donated numerous masterpieces, impressive architecture and refined spaces managed by the Ivan Meštrović Museums. The constituents of the Museums are located in his home and studio in Zagreb, the family mansion and renovated Renaissance castle in Split and in Otavice, the hometown of his family. In these spaces visitors have the opportunity to enjoy hundreds of his works.

In 1991 the Croatian Parliament adopted the Ivan Meštrović Foundation Act and thus united the Deed of Donation into a unique organization with its administrative centre in Zagreb. With the amendment of the Act in 2007, the Ivan Meštrović Foundation was renamed into the Ivan Meštrović Museums, and the administrative centre moved to Split.

Ivan Meštrović gained worldwide fame and reputation and has influenced generations of sculptors and artists in general. His works are preserved in museums, galleries and collections around the world, as well as in many public places where his statues still delight the public with their monumental character.

Employees

Ivan Meštrović Museums

SANDRA GRČIĆ BUDIMIR

Director
sandra.budimir@mestrovic.hr

VESNA BULIĆ BAKETIĆ

Head of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations
vesna.bulic@mestrovic.hr

MERI BERTICIOLI

Head of General, Legal and Personnel Affairs
meri.berticioli@mestrovic.hr

NINA SUMIĆ

Head of Finance and Accounting
nina.sumic@mestrovic.hr

Atelier Meštrović

BARBARA VUJANOVIĆ

Senior Curator
barbara.vujanovic@mestrovic.hr

LANA MAJDANČIĆ

Curator
lana.majdancic@mestrovic.hr

GORAN JURKOVIĆ

Administrative and Accounting Officer
goran.jurkovic@mestrovic.hr

ŽIVANA JURIĆ

Museum Shop Manager
zivana.juric@mestrovic.hr

DARKO TREMPETIĆ

Expert Technical Maintenance Officer
darko.trempetic@mestrovic.hr

DAMIR BENUTIĆ

Organizer - Informant

ZORA HRVOL

Organizer - Informant

ANICA PINTUR

Organizer - Informant

ANICA LOŽNJAK

Cleaning personnel

Gallery Meštrović

MAJA ŠEPAROVIĆ PALADA

Senior Curator
maja.separovic@mestrovic.hr

ZORANA JURIĆ ŠABIĆ

Senior Curator
zorana.juric@mestrovic.hr

TONKA VIĐAK

Administrator
tonka.vidak@mestrovic.hr

MLADENKA JELAŠ

Cashier - Administrator
mladenka.jelas@mestrovic.hr

TANJA BUDIMIR BEKAN

Museum Technician
tanja.prancevic@mestrovic.hr

ANITA SKEJIĆ

Museum Shop Manager
anita.skejic@mestrovic.hr

NATALIJA POLJAK

Informant - Organizer

IVAN LABETIĆ

Informant - Organizer

ŽELJAN KUTLAČA

Informant - Organizer

RADENKA SIMIĆ

Cleaning personnel

ŽELJKA BAKOVIĆ

Cleaning personnel

ANITA HRBOKA

Cleaning personnel

MARKO BOROVIĆ

Janitor

NEDILJKO PLEIĆ

Janitor - Housekeeper

MARKO BRADARIĆ

Gardener

Church of the Most Holy Redeemer

MARKO BILIĆ

Janitor - Guard

JOSIPA PRPA

Informant - Organizer
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