Visual Arts and Communication of Power

Josip Belamarić

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Research advisor at the Institute of Art History in Zagreb, Head of the Centar Cvito Fisković in Split. Born in Šibenik 1953, graduated from the Classical Gymnasium in Split and the cross-departmental studies in art history and musicology at University of Zagreb. At the University's Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences he then received his MA and PhD degrees. From 1979, he was an employee of the monument protection services in Split and, in period 1991−2009, the head of the Regional Office for Monument Protection in Split (today's Conservation Department of the Ministry of Culture). From 1985 to 1996, he taught Iconology at the department preceding the current Department of Art History at University of Split. Since 2010, he has been employed at the Institute of Art History, as the head of newly established Cvito Fisković Centre in Split. In the same year, he was elected to the title of a Research Advisor.

He has furthered his studies at a number of scientific institutions in Europe, receiving his latest fellowship for the work at Villa I Tatti (Harvard University), IV–VII 2007 (Craig Hugh Smyth Visiting Fellowship). He has published a number of books and a series of articles and studies on the topic of urban history of Dalmatian cities and Medieval and Renaissance art. He is the editor of journals Prilozi povijesti umjetnosti u Dalmaciji (since 1991) and Mogućnosti, and was the editor of a number of exhibitions. Worth mentioning, among others, are his first exhibition, Pustinja Blaca na Braču (1981) and the latest Dalmatinska Zagora, nepoznata zemlja (2007), as well as Split, od Palače do grada (1997). He was directly involved in the inclusion of Trogir’s historical core, Starigradsko polje and Sinjska Alka in the UNESCO's World Heritage List. While at the head of Conservation Institute in Split, he ensured that the institution gets its own premises, just as he did recently with the newly established center of the Institute of Art History based in Split.