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DOCUMENTATION HOLDINGS

Specialist archive

The Mestrovic Atelier in Zagreb and the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery in Split both possess extensive archives and substantial collected documentation (publications, letters, manuscripts, newspaper articles, photographs, contracts…) directly or indirectly relating to Ivan Mestrovic, his life and work, the artistic environment he worked in, and the overall context of his activities. The authentic material from the artist's time is an especially valuable portion of the archive in the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery in Split. Ivan Mestrovic donated most of that material through contract of donation, and the rest was bought or presented to the Gallery by Ivan Mestrovic's heirs, collaborators, and friends. Parts of the archive material and documentation, as well as the collection of architectonic plans in the Mestrovic Atelier in Zagreb, are legal property of Ivan Mestrovic's heirs only deposited in the Atelier.

Library

The libraries of the Mestrovic Atelier in Zagreb and the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery in Split are closed to the public and are accessible to the Ivan Mestrovic Foundation staff only. If needed for professional or scholarly projects, and with the permission of the museum management, the material can also be made available to students or expert public figures. Various publications, relevant to Ivan Mestrovic's work and allowing a wider artistic insight, are mostly donated, collected though exchange with similar institutions, or bought. A portion of the library holdings of the Mestrovic Atelier in Zagreb is legal property of Ivan Mestrovic's heirs only deposited in the Atelier.

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Photo-, slide-, and video library

The photo-documentation of the Mestrovic Atelier in Zagreb and the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery in Split includes archive and recent photographs, negatives, slides, microfilms, and films, all collected through donation or purchase, or ordered. The material concerns Ivan Mestrovic's life, his family, artistic activities, and art works. The part of the documentation containing archive and documentary photographs and glass negatives is a deposit (legal property of Ivan Mestrovic's heirs). The video-documentation includes taped television programme on Ivan Mestrovic or the Ivan Mestrovic Foundation, as well as video material (VHS and DVD) from recent exhibitions, happenings, and educational activities organized in the Mestrovic Atelier and the Ivan Mestrovic Gallery.

Newspaper articles archive

Documentation holdings also include collected and registered articles and reports from daily press and specialist magazines, relating to Ivan Mestrovic's life and work, museum and gallery activities of the Ivan Mestrovic Foundation, cultural heritage and its protection, and museological issues in general.

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