• Facebook Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon

research group

dr.sc. Ljiljana Kolešnik, PI

dr.sc. Irena Kraševac

dr.sc. Petar Prelog

dr.sc. Tamara Bjažić Klarin

doc. dr.sc. Željka Tonković

doc. dr.sc. Dalibor Prančević

dr.sc. Artur Šilić

dr.sc. Sanja Horvatinčić


doctoral students

Nikola Bojić

Ivana Meštrov

Sanja Sekelj

professional assistants

Irena Šimić, Head of the IAH Documentation and Archival collections; Copyright law specialist

artnet is a research project in digital art history exploring models of organization and communication embedded in the modern and contemporary artist networks. The research hypothesis is that there is a certain number of these models sharing the same characteristics, regardless of the geographical location and cultural context in which they operate; if identified, described and explained in terms of analytic patterns, they could be applied on research of artist networks in diverse national, regional, transnational and cross-cultural settings.


artnet research group also intends to prove that the diversity of organisation and communication models underlying artist networks operational in particular art scenes, at particular historical moments, is directly proportional to the dynamics and volume of the participation of these art scenes in the international visual culture.

the theoretical framework of the project is informed by the insights of spatial art history, cultural history, theory of social networks, theory of communication, and the recent theoretical debates in digital humanities.

digital research tools and methods applied in the research are geospatial data analysis, geospatial data presentation, social networks analysis, network visualizations, VR/AR data visualizations, topic modelling and text corpora analysis. 


keywords: digital art history, social networks; network analysis; network visualization; geospatial data visualization, interface design; modern art, contemporary art, digital media art 

Scientific Committee

Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel

University of Geneva

Nuria Rodriguez Ortega

University of Málaga

Tania Ørum

Copenhagen University

Harald Klinke

LMU, Munich

Vinko Zlatić

Isntitute 'Ruđer Bošković'

Ljiljana Kolešnik

Institute of Art History

contacts: ljkoles@ipu.hr


© 2014 Institute of Art History, Zagreb, Croatia


     project objectives 


  • to develop digital research and data presentation tools based on the interdisciplinary approach to the object of research and test their applicability in ICT environment on a diverse body of textual data 


  • to develop methods of semi-automatic data retrieval, network visualizations, and multidimensional / multi-media visual data presentation


  • to take the advantage of knowledge transfer workshops in establishing the connections with the research groups in digital art history dealing with modern art and architecture with the objective of creating a virtual platform for a collaborative research of data collections at various institutions /locations


  • to develop user interfaces facilitating data dissemination tailored according to the interests of different user groups (professionals, students, wider public)