Who We Are

Fionn Zarubica


Fionn Zarubica, a native of Los Angeles, California, attended the University of California, Santa Barbara as well as the University of California, Los Angeles.  On the theatrical side Fionn has worked for over twenty years as a costume designer, designing costumes for theater, film, ballet, opera and television in the United States, Canada and Europe.  On the museum side, she has worked at the Autry National Center, on the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Preservation Project, and in January of 2006 joined the department of Costume and Textiles of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), where she was responsible for the management and care of the museum’s renowned and comprehensive costume and textile collections, and oversaw ongoing rotations of the permanent collection throughout the museum.  She contributed her skills for several exhibitions at LACMA including California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way (2011); Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915 (2010); From the Spoon to the City: Design by Architects from LACMA’s Collection (2009); Art of Two Germanys/Cold War Cultures (2009) and Breaking the Mode: Contemporary Fashion from the Permanent Collection (2006).  Her most recent success was the critically acclaimed Los Angeles Goes Live: Performance Art in Southern California 1970-1983 (LACE 2011) part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time exhibition series.  In addition to serving as Managing Partner of Fionn Zarubica & Associates, Director of the Fionn Zarubica Foundation For Art And Culture in Serbia and Director of Fionn Zarubica Learn, Fionn is directing the Collections Management Certification Program in Serbia and is an instructor at the Costume and Textiles Collections Management Certificate Program at California State University Long Beach, The College of Continuing and Professional Education.

Nikola Krstović, PhD

Nikola Krstović holds a PhD in museology from the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade (Department of art history) where he is a guest lecturer on the Museology and Heritage studies Course (bachelor, MA and PhD level). He is also Research Associate at the Institute of Ethnography of Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA) and Center for Museology and Heritology (CMiH) in Belgrade. Nikola Krstović is a member AEOM, SIEF, ICOM (ICoFoM), board member of Europa Nostra Srbija, programme council of Museum of Yugoslav History. He is the author of many exhibitions and professional and scientific papers and publications. He participated in many international conferences about museums, art and heritage and professional exchanges in USA, France, Romania, United Kingdom, Norway, Germany, Slovakia, Croatia, Estonia, Italy, Serbia.

His primary interests are in socially responsible and critical museology and engaged curating. Working as a senior curator at the Open Air Museum Old Village in Sirogojno, Serbia where he is responsible for programs, exhibitions and international cooperation. He`s the editor in chief of international yearbook “Open air museums”.

Tamara Nikolić Đerić

Curator-cultural anthropologist

Tamara Nikolić Đerić (1983) holds degrees in ethnology, cultural anthropology and indology. Since 2008 has been working as curator for the Ethnographic Museum of Istria. Along with other Museum activities she started and still runs the first Ethnographic film festival in Croatia, ETNOFILm. Since 2014 Nikolić Đerić collaborates as professional program manager with Ecomuseum Batana developing activities in documenting, researching and transferring knowledge on intangible heritage, and founds the association FARO11 dedicated to the promotion of creative industries in Istria-Croatia.

She is PhD candidate at the Department for Ethnology and Cultural anthropology at the University of Zagreb researching topics on working women. Also, she is MA candidate at the Faculty of Tourism and Economics in Pula writing her thesis on Strategic planning and managing cultural institutions. She is author of various professional articles dealing with museology, ethnology, anthropology, indology and economics. Fields of interest comprise feminist studies, visual and economic anthropology, cultural management and museology.