Department of Fine Arts
The Cabinet for Architecture and Urban Planning
B.A. Art Hist. and Ethnology Jasenka Ferber Bogdan
Hebrangova 1, 10000 Zagreb
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The Cabinet for Architecture and Urban Planning studies the cultural and historical heritage in the fields of architecture and urban planning. The cabinet includes the Fine Arts Archives.
The Fine Arts Archives were founded in 1952 as the only Croatian institution dedicated to the systematic collection, processing, and preservation of fundamental documentary materials related to the Croatian fine arts of the nineteenth and twentieth century. The institution was established on the basis of materials from private donations given between the second half of the nineteenth century and the end of World War II. Numerous donations make it necessary to organize the archival holdings into collections and catalogues, which form a database of Croatian historical and artistic heritage. Data concerning contemporary fine arts in Croatia are continuously collected and analyzed here. Most of the archival materials are of unique value.
The materials are thematically divided into seven collections: the catalogue collection, the author files, the exhibition files, the periodicals collection, artists' correspondence, personal archives, the archives of art societies, and the photograph collection.
These materials are an invaluable source of information for museum and gallery exhibitions, fine arts monographs, and scholarly works.