Library and Archival Unit
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F. +385 1 6112 742
About the origins and the scope of work
The Institute of Art History Library was established in 1969 as a special library. Its purpose is primarily to address the needs of scientific research work carried out by the Institute of Art History and its associates.
The library holdings consist of literature in the fields of national art history, general art history, architecture, history, and comparative literature.
The library stores and grants use of the following collections: monographs, proceedings, exhibitions catalogs, reference material, rarities collection, doctoral dissertations, master's theses, collection of special prints (offprints), serial publications.
The library has about 250 regular users enlisted (associates, professors, doctoral students, independent researchers, artists), and the library holdings are systematically expanding through exchange, purchase, donations and bequests.
The library holdings contain around 20,000 units of monographic and serial publications. Since 2004, books are processed electronically, and the catalog is searchable online through support of the MetelWin library program.
All library material is classified and arranged in accordance with the Universal Decimal Classification.
Expert collections bequeathed by prominent scientists / art historians make up a great part of the library holdings:
- Đurđica Cvitanović collection
- Ana Deanović collection
- Žarko Domljan collection
- Miljenka Fischer collection
- Cvito Fisković offprints and exhibition catalogs
- Grgo Gamulin
- Radovan Ivančević collection
- Ljubo Karaman collection
- Tonk Maroević collection
- Olga Maruševski collection
- Milan Prelog collection
- Kosta Strajnić collection
- Nada Vrkljan Križić collection
Portions of their respective collections have been donated by the Institute’s scientists and associates, among others academician Tonko Maroević, Željka Čorak, PhD, Ivanka Reberski, PhD, and others.
The Institute of Art History Library is active in interlibrary loan (of scholarly magazines and books) with a hundred-odd related institutions in Croatia and fifty-odd foreign institutions. If your institution is interested in establishing an interlibrary loan, please feel free to contact us knjiznicaΩipu.hr.