Matea Brstilo Rešetar, senior curator

Matea Brstilo Rešetar graduated History and Art History in 2003 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb. Since 2004 she was employed at the Croatian History Museum as a museum pedagogue, and has been curating The Heraldry and Sphragistics Collection since 2005. She was given the title of senior curator in 2013. From 2016 she has been the directress of the Croatian History Museum.

As a Curator of the Croatian History Museum she was the author of the permanent exhibition of The Birth House of Nikole Tesla in Smiljan (2006), and the international traveling exhibition Nikola Tesla – The Man Who Lit the World in cooperation with the Technical Museum in Zagreb and with the support of the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Croatian Embassies (UNESCO Paris, 2006, Slovak National Museum, Bratislava, 2007, Slovak Technical Museum, Košice, 2007/2008, Escuela Técnica Superior of Ingenieros Industriales, Madrid, 2008, Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Espoo Helsinki, 2010.).

She was a co-author of the notable exhibitions of the Croatian History Museum Homeland War (2011) and ’45. (2016); Curator of the exhibitions Cimelia Croatica from the Collection of Ivo Dubravčić (2005) and Memories of a Ban – The Jelačić Legacy in the Croatian History Museum (2009). As associated Curator she has participated in various exhibition projects among them Baranja and Srijem – Origins of the European civilization under the patronage of The Government of the Republic of Croatia and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia (2009) and Imagining the Balkans – Identities and Memory in the Long 19th c. (2010-2013) held under the patronage of UNESCO and ICOM.

She was a co-author of an Animated map Homeland War (2012) and a short documentary film The Way to Croatian Independence (2013) about the development of Croatian independence and sovereignty from the “Croatian Spring” until Peaceful reintegration of the Croatian Danube region.

She published professional and scientific articles in the field of museology, heraldry, sphragistics and contemporary Croatian history, with an emphasis on Croatian military nobility and Homeland War.

She participated in various international and domestic scientific and professional conferences of heraldic and genealogy sciences and those under the patronage of UNESCO, focusing on the role of national museums of South East Europe.

She is a member of the Croatian Genealogical Society “Pavao Ritter Vitezović”, honorary member of the Croatian Nobility Association and a secretary of the Croatian Heraldic and Vexillological Association.

Matea Brstilo Rešetar, director, Croatian History Museum, Zagreb