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Višnja Zgaga

Višnja Zgaga graduated from the Faculty of Phylosophy, Zagreb, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Archaeology in 1976. Since 1977 she has worked for The Museum Documentation Center. She became a curator in 1978, a senior curator in 1988 and a museum consultant in1995. She has been Director of the Museum Documentation Center since 2000. She has been Managing Editor of the journal “Museologija“ (Museology) since 1986 and Editor of information bulletin for museums and galleries “Exhibitions and Events“ since 1991. Since 1991 she actively worked to inform and animate the international professional community about the war destruction of museums and cultural heritage of Croatia and rounded up her work with the final concept for the UNESCO project War Damages to Museums and Museum holdings during the Patriotic War 1991-1995-1997 in Croatia. Within the national report on the cultural policy and strategy of the Republic of Croatia she authored the segment on museums. She has intensively worked on setting up the Croatian Museums Network and norms and standards for museum activities. Upon the invitation of the Swedish government association Heritage Without Borders she gave two lectures on informatization of Croatian museum holdings and presented the activities of the Museum Documentation Center in Cetinje, in 2007. She created the concept of online presentation of the donations to the city of Zagreb. She actively participated in founding the new museum in Zagreb dedicated to female painting from the donation of dr Josip Kovačić, as well as regional museums in Klanjec and Pregrada. She has published professional papers and reviews in Croatian and international journals. The following papers in international publications should be emphasized: “The Renewal of Archaeological Museums: “A Review of Problems“, 1984, “A Jug goes to the Water until it breaks“, 1991, “Museum Fund Raising and Sponsoring in Croatia“, 1993, “The Computerisation of Croatian Museum Network“, 2006, “Museum Documentation Centre EU“, 2008. The Museum Documentation Center was awarded the UNESCO award for one of hundred best web pages. She was Editor of the Guide Through Croatian Museums and Collections published in 2011. She is a member of UNESCO-ICOM Committee for MPR, DEMHIST and CIDOC.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, December 3
 

9:45am PST