Professor Tomislav Šola,  a brief biographical note

Tomislav Sladojević Šola was born in Zagreb, Croatia (1948).

He finished Art History and English Language in Zagreb, Museology in Zagreb and Paris,

and studied Architecture and Journalism in Zagreb; PhD in Museology

("Towards the Total  Museum", 1985. University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Professional history:

  • Curator at Galerije grada Zagreba;  
  • Director of Museum documentation centre in Zagreb;
  • Member of ICOM Executive Council (International Council of Museums/World Museums Organisation/, Unesco);
  • Chairman of the National Committee of ICOM; organiser of the three major international ICOM conferences;
  • Regular teaching in Catalonia and Finland; guest lecturer at University of Ljubljana
  • Working post in the National Museum of Denmark
  • International summer school for heritage studies, Jyvaskyla, Finland
  • Jury member of the European Museum of the Year Award (EMF-EMYA);
  • Member of the Steering committee of MA, UK for the future of collecting.
  • Head of Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy, Zagreb
  • Lecturer at the University of Dubrovnik and University of Sarajevo;
  • Advisory Board member of the Association of Peace Museums
  • Head of the post-graduate study of Museology, University of Zagreb;
  • Chairman, Association for Cultural Tourism, Croatian Chamber of Economy
  • Professor of heritage studies collegia at the University of Zagreb; Head of the Chair on Museology and Heritage Management; guest lecturer at Art University and Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, Split and European University, Budapest;

At present:

  • Museum consultant (projects in: Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, England, Serbia, Montenegro)
  • Director of NGO European Heritage Association and the founder & organiser of "The Best in Heritage" conference as  the world’s only, annual survey of awarded museum, heritage and concervation projects and "The Best in Heritage Excellence Club" at Koelnmesse in Cologne.
  • Member of the Advisory Editorial Board Museum International, Museum Practice, and International Journal of Heritage Studies
  • Founder of Global Love Museum initiative (www.GlobalLoveMuseum.net)
  • Member of the Scientific Council, Catalan Institute of Cultural Heritage, Girona, Spain
  • Council member of Europa Nostra and Chairman of the Awards Jury 4.
  • Bibliography:
  •  Museums and Their Theory- towards the cybernetic museum, Finnish Museums Association, Helsinki 1997; Marketing in Museums or about virtue and how to make it known, Croatian Museum Society, Zagreb, 2001), Towards the Total Museum (Belgrade, 2011), Eternity does not live here any more (Zagreb, 2012, the book has been published subsequently in Spanish and Russian ), chapters in eight books and a few hundred articles on theory of cultural heritage internationally; about 300 hours of international lecturing as invited lecturer;

For more see Wikipedia article


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