Darko Babić PhD, assistant professor

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Office hours

 - winter term, Tuesday 14:00-15:30, room E-316

 - summer term, Wednesday 15:00-16:30, room E-316

E-mail: dbabic(at)ffzg.hr

Phone: +385-1-4092348, Fax: +385-1-4092431


Darko Babić holds a PhD in Museum/Heritage Studies and works as an assistant professor at the Sub-Department of Museology and Heritage Management (University of Zagreb, Croatia). After earning MA degrees in Ethnology and Information Sciences/Museology he gained diverse experience working as a project manager on international projects, an organiser of museum/heritage conferences, a PR for events, an archivist and an assistant on national TV. Darko is active in contributing to the advancement of the museum/heritage profession by serving as acting chairman (from 2016) of ICOM-ICTOP (UNESCO) and ICOM Croatia (Chairman from 2014), as a member of the Supervisory Committee to the European Association for Heritage Interpretation and as an adviser to the European Museum Forum. He is a national leader on 2 EU funded heritage projects as well regular author or adviser to diverse museum and heritage projects.


Fields of interest:

  • Heritage Studies
  • Interpretation and Management
  • Heritage and Sustainable Development
  • Heritage Literacy and Education
  • Mediterranean Heritage


Courses (MA programme in Museology & Heritage Management):

  • Heritage Management
  • Heritage and Development
  • Heritage Interpretation
  • Heritage Marketing


Projects (selected):

  • International / EU projects:

    • EU Lifelong Learning - Grundtvig Multilateral // Heritage Interpretation for Adult Learning (12/2013-08/2016) / 391.233,00 € budget // Transnational leader : Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Belgium / national leader (for University of Zagreb - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences): Darko Babić, PhD
    • South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme // Launching (g)local level heritage entrepreneurship: strategies and tools to unite forces, safeguard the place, mobilize cultural values, deliver the experience- SAGITTARIUS (03/2012-06/2014) / 2,3 million € budget // Transnational leader: University of Aegean, Greece / national leader (for Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences): Darko Babić, PhD
    • Preparatory actions for preserving and restoring cultural heritage in conflict areas in the Western Balkans for the year 2010 (EUROPEAID/131266/C/ACT/MULTI) // Jankovic Castle: historic site, generating sustainable development of the Ravni Kotari region (12/2011-07/2014) / 328 495,00 € budget // Transnational leader: University of Zagreb, Prof. Drago Roksandić / Darko Babić, PhD responsible for museum & heritage section

    National projects:

    • Fond za Razvoj Sveučilišta, Sveučilište u Zagrebu // Međunarodni sveučilišni centar u Islamu Grčkom i mediteranska akademska zajednica: razvoj i perspektive (01/2012-01/2013) / 300.000,00 HRK budget // Provoditelji: Filozofski fakultet, Agronomski fakultet, Arhitektonski fakultet i Geodetski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu // Voditelj projekta: dr. sc. Drago Roksandić, red. prof. (dr.sc. Darko Babić, koordinator paketa za muzeje/baštinu)


  • Membership:
  • ICOM - International Council of Museums (at UNESCO) // ICOM-ICTOP Chairman (from 2016), Board Member (2010-2016) / Chairman of Croatian National Committee of ICOM (from 2014), Board member (2011-2014)
  • Interpret Europe - European Association for Heritage Interpretation // Supervisory Committee Board member (from 2010)
  • ICOMOS - International Council on Monuments and Sites (at UNESCO) / member
  • HED - Croatian Ethnological Society


Publications listed in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography (CROSBI)  


University of Zagreb
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS)
Department of Information and Communication Sciences
Ivana Lučića 3, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
phone: +385-1-4092302
fax: +385-1-6156879