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What Our Alumni Have To Say

Lifetime Journey

The Collections Management Training Program is a gift, both professionally and personally. A wonderful way to start anew!

AP

The Collections Management Certification Program was such an exceptional compound of theoretical and practical knowledge, which was not limited to museums and galleries only, but also included the domain of culture in general. This program offered me a whole new perspective on the museum profession: I have been learning from

Ana Samardžić

An Approaching “Sphere” of Collections Management

Before I heard your lectures concerning the "Collections Management Training Program" I have had experience with museums as an architect, which is my profession, and as a visitor. The "Collections Management Training Program" and your presented experience have illuminated for me the complexity and liability of museum workers' activities within their institutions; but behind

Samira Talić
Sarajevo / Bosnia and Herzegovina

Great Experience

My experience with the program was great. I had an opportunity to find out different perspectives – how it is done in the European and US museums. These examples are good sources of information and very usable. Also we had an opportunity to get additional reading and literature that is

TKZ
Pula, Croatia

CMCT 2017!

Dear Ones,
The four training modules were very intense. Fionn Zarubica is an exigent trainer but attentive to all of her students. The students could go through all the online sessions, and in the meantime continue their daily jobs and lives. It is great to virtually “meet” some people

Claire Bigand
Chambéry France

The Collection Management Certification Course

The Collections Management Certification Program not only provided me insight into international standards and practices in the museum field and its dynamics, but also gave us applicable knowledge and guidelines that could enhance the quality of all our future work with art, and primarily caring for collections. The course’s syllabus,

MB
Belgrade

Exceptional In Many Ways

Participation in the Collections Management for Costume & Textiles Online program 2015/2016 was exceptional in many ways. The program gave me the complete overview of tasks related to collections management based on procedures, recognized sources and good practices for museums. Though I was experienced in heritage protection, I not only improved

Mirjana Brzaković

Thank you Fionn

As someone who has studied history but not the subject of museology, through this program, I have filled this gap in my education. It opened me to another side, opened new doors and provided me with the knowledge I was looking for. I am so glad I enrolled in this

Nevena Grabovac
Sarajevo / BiH

Participating in the Collections Management Certification Program 2014 – 2015, was a unique experience and gave me an opportunity to better perceive the museum profession. Through this program, I learned how through our own work we can influence the museum profession in positive manner and contribute to its further progress.

Jelena Bratonožić

Collection Management Certification Program had

The Collections Management Certification Program had a great influence on my professional and personal life. In many aspects that influence is more important than anything I learned during my formal education. I learned how I should behave and take care about collections in a museum. Also, I realized how important

Mira Čonkić
Beograd

A life-changing experience

The Collections Management Certification Program 2015-2016 was, as the title itself states, a life changing experience for me. Not only that I have gained valuable professional skills and knowledge, but, I have grown personally and made life-long friendships. Fionn is a great teacher. She delivers knowledge with high and proficient

Aida Salketić
Sarajevo, B&H

This program was more than I could ever expect!

The rich seminar program provided me a good look at the all important informations regarding collection management in general, as well as the informations on textiles, their storage and maintenance. The instructor – dearest Fionn Zarubica, with her positive sunny energy and so much patience, not only that she gave

Emina Sarvan
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

A Great Opportunity to Share

The jobs of textile and a costume curators, conservators or collections managers are much more than just loving fashion and being interested in it. These professionals are also responsible to preserve for the future a large number of very fragile objects, in different conditions that are often far from perfect

Draginja Maskareli

The program improved my knowledge of how museums work, and introduced me to a new and advanced system of work dynamics inside a museum and the role of a collections manager. Fionn is an exceptional teacher and expert, and she excellently conveyed her practical knowledge and experience to students. I

Tanja Lošić

During the Collections Management Certification Program, I learned a lot of things very useful for my everyday work. We learned about the latest innovations in the museum work, concerning collections management, preventive conservation, equipment and materials used, and exhibition standards. Also, I made friends for life and met a lot

Angelina Banković

I had the pleasure to be a part of the 2013/14 Collections Management Certification Program [CMCP] class held in the Central Institution for Conservation [CIK] in Belgrade by Fionn Zarubica. CMCP is a course through which people who work in institutions of culture, as well as artists and others, can learn

Dragana Đurđević

A Deeper Insight

After attending the Collections Management Certification Program (CMCP), the Collections Management for Costume & Textiles Online program was not only a needed refreshment of the previously gained knowledge, but also a great enhancement of the CMCP program. It gave me a not only a deeper insight into the “secrets” and

Jana Vujnović

Collection Management Program was one of the best professional experiences I have ever had. Not only that I had the opportunity to learn practically through hands-on trainings, but I also met a lot of interesting co-workers with whom I was able to interchange skills, experiences and knowledge. We also learned

Anđela Milinković

The Collections Management Certification Program

The Collections Management Certification Program 2015-2016 was truly great experience, that taught me a lot, both on a professional and personal level. The added bonus is that the class was held in American Corner, a very welcoming and user-friendly place, where it was easy to learn, but also have fun

JM

A Unique Experience

The Collections Management for Costume & Textiles Online program was a unique experience. Much more personal than online courses usually are, this program is great medium to learn about museum standards of preservation, conservation and protection. The course introduced me to the role of Collections Manager, improved my knowledge of

Jelena Bojičić

Through the Collections Management Certification

Through the Collections Management Certification Program I learned valuable information specific to the museum practice that was unavailable to me in other courses I have taken, and generally in my country. The lectures were a perfect balance of theory and practical methods, and prepared us to become qualified professionals as

Ljudmila Đukić

Daring to introduce the change

The Collections Management Training Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was held from November 2016 until January 2017, was truly a unique experience in my life. Not only did it affect me, on a professional and personal level, but it also gave me the chance to witness the growth of

Lejla Bečar
Bosnia and Herzegovina

A Real Challenge

For an Italian conservator with over 30 years of experience in paintings restoration, as I am, following this course has been a real challenge, because I had to change my way of thinking about artworks and museum professionals. It has been hard for me at the beginning, because of the

Antonella Malintoppi

Three months of gaining the advanced knowledge, both theoretical and practical, offered me many new perspectives on museum and collections organization practices, their policies and programs. They were followed by many visual examples, written or discussed, and assignments, and articles referring to class topics. The program also offered visits to all places of interest

Julija Bašić

It is hard to put

It is hard to put in few words all aspects of this experience. For six weeks of lessons in the museum I felt like I am not on this planet anymore. We were all in the class together, present, connected…learning, discussing, working, laughing!  It was not learning by university standards.

Tatjana Nikolić
Bosnia and Herzegovina

I am a curator who attended The Collections Management Certification Program, in Belgrade Serbia, 2015. which has been organized by The Fionn Zarubica Foundation For Art And Culture and supported by the US Embassy in Belgrade. I am writing a short testimonial for this course to encourage the interested people

Neda Radoicić

One of the greatest study experiences I have ever had…

The Collections Management for Costume & Textiles Online program has been one of the greatest study experiences I have ever had. Through it one can gain huge amounts of theoretical and practical knowledge and information. But, far more than this, one can gain the aptitude to think and act in

Yijia Shen

The Collections Management Training Program

The Collections Management Training Program is a very useful program and I learned so much.  The professor has great access to her students and she is very professional.  She created the atmosphere in the classroom in which we felt very good and it was a pleasure to learn in such conditions.  She

Martina Mijić
Sarajevo, BIH

Collection Management for Costume and Textiles

I was glad to be part of Collection Management for Costume and Textile training programme from February 2017 to June 2017. I learned a lot during this programme about collections management, exhibition, documentation, preservation, storage and care. It was a new field for me but my instructor – Ms. Fionn

Kusum Devi
Chennai/ India

The Collections Management Training Program

The Collections Management Training Program – BiH, run by Fionn Zarubica, offered a systematized and detailed program for different kinds of museum professionals. It was run by a person who has practical as well as educational knowledge and skills. I think that this course made a small but significant step

Ivana Udovičić
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Inspired to Believe in Myself Again

Although, I lacked the educational background and experience in costume and textiles, I learnt a lot. I mastered new terminology, read new articles, visited websites and I did many things I wouldn’t do if it weren’t for this course. Topics and homework were interesting, some exercises were more difficult but the

Zorica Ivanović

Much more than my expectations

Much more than my expectations. Except learning a lot about the collections, we got one great mentor who has given us a lot of motivation to change so many things in our country and in our institutions. Also, she is a good friend. The team in the program is great

Dijana Krešić
Mostar/Bosnia and Herzegovina

The meaning of this course struck me a bit later. While learning about the technicalities of how to be a collections manager, I was acquiring some skills and getting familiar with concepts packed subversively into the format of formal lectures. But not in the same formal way how it is

Dušan Savić

The Collections Management Certification Program

The Collections Management Certification Program 2015-2016 is unique and great program which gave me tools to work on building a healthier environment for myself and therefore for museums. This program has had a huge impact on me. I noticed how I changed perspective of on museum practice. Although I learned

Bojana Božić

An Enriching Course

I came to know about Fionn Zarubica through a friend who recommended I take the “Collections Management For Costume & Textiles Online” course and I am glad I did. I took this Online course from March 2017 to June 2017. Considering this being an online course, I was wondering how

Ashok Rao
Chennai/India

From November 2014 to May 2015, I was participating in the Collections Management Certification Program, led by Mrs. Fionn Zarubica. It was joyful experience for me. During this period of time I learned and questioned things about protecting and preserving national heritage and works of art. The classes were dynamic,

Snežana Vidojević

Wonderful people from around the world…

Wonderful people from around the world, a great interactive platform for networking and exchanging museum practices. People from different professions focused on better treatment, display, and care of textiles and costumes. An experience you do not want to miss.

JB

Collections Management Certification Program

My experience with Fionn Zarubica Learn was a beneficial opportunity to obtain all the necessary and practical knowledge about the work and functioning of a museum. In the friendly atmosphere of the American Corner we studied, discussed and learned about Collections Management. This opportunity has opened my horizons and knowledge

Ana Novaković
Serbia

A Dynamic Program Indeed

The Collections Management for Costume and Textiles Online was a dynamic program indeed. This was the first time I enrolled in an online learning platform and I can say it was really exciting. The best feature of the program was that it compounded clear lessons, information, reading, writing, research and

Ana Samardžić

Valuable Course

The course provided a lot of information on different aspects of collections management and topics that are more broadly connected to the functioning of a museum. It is also suitable for those that do not have prior experience in this field. It was my first time taking an online course,

Almedina
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Not to miss! This course opened a new door for me to yet undiscovered secrets of the museum experience. Pure interconnection of learning and joy!

Milica Naumov

A Great Experience

Applying for this program was an excellent idea for sure. In the past weeks it slowly changed my life. It helped me to grow professionally and personally. I have learned new skills and I got a lot of information about managing collections. This program changed my expectations from the museums.

Amra Husika
Kakanj/Bosnia and Herzegovina

Highly Recommended

The Collections Management for Costume & Textiles Online program is a highly recommended course due to interesting, useful, updated and full content. In spite of being an online course, the instructor’s knowledge, dedication and enthusiasm are a constant so every doubt is resolved and good humor is always present. Daily

Noa Quinteiro Carrera

The Collections Management Certification Program 2013- 2014, which I had the privilege to be a part of, was a precious experience. During this course I had the chance to learn and grow, not only professionally, but also on a private level. Attending the CMCP proved to be just what a

Jana Vujnović

Intensive but enjoyable training

The Collections Management Training Program is a quality program for museum professionals and for all those who are interested in pursuing a career in museums. Fionn Zarubica, as a teacher and as a person, offers a great, detail oriented knowledge of the subject and a unique perspective on the matter.

Ana Đikoli
Bosnia and Herzegovina

Collections Management Training Program Bosnia & Herzegovina

As I expected, during this program I expanded my knowledge on Collections Management concepts, I learned lots of new methods and techniques in object preserving and handling and a more efficient way of preparing exhibitions. I also met a group of people who enriched my life.  But, I did not

Azra Maslo
Jablanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Collections Management Training Program

The Collections Management Training Program was a great experience for me. I have learned many important, meaningful and interesting facts about the museums, the art, the job of the Collections Manager and other important jobs at the museum. I have also learned that, if you have the same vision but

GB
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

A Great Opportunity for Me

Taking part in the Collections Management for Costumes & Textiles Online Course has been a great opportunity for me. I have learned so much and have had the chance to grow both professionally and personally. Fionn Zarubica is a great teacher, always present and constantly available to clarify any doubt.

Chiara Gumiero

Fionn Zarubica's Collections Management Certification Program was a life changing and enlightening experience for me, professionally as well as privately. It was a great pleasure and privilege to be part of such an amazing course, to learn from someone who has great and wonderful experience, knowledge and love for art,

Mila Borak

An Unforgettable Experience

Participating in the Collections Management for Costume & Textiles Online program 2015-2016, was for me an unforgettable experience that I would recommend to all who are interested in art, its management and conservation. It gave me the opportunity to understand and investigate many aspects of the profession that I did

Barbara Santoro

A Great Opportunity

The Collections Management Training Program was really useful and interesting for me! It happened by chance that I could attend this course, as I was in the right place at the right time. For my future career it was a great opportunity. The course is useful to becoming a professional in

Valeria Caldara
Bari, Italy

All my professional life I

All my professional life I was looking for such an experience. The Collections Management Certification Program is not just a course, and Fionn Zarubica is not just an instructor. It is much more than that. I learned so much about myself through learning about museums and Fionn's charisma made me

Marija Pokrajac
Belgrade, Serbia

I was a student of…

I was a student of the fourth cycle of the Collections Management Certification Program (CMCP) held in the American corner in Dom Omladine in Belgrade. This program made a great impact on me in terms of received knowledge. First hand information from the top world museums as well as the

Ivana Zdravković
Belgrade, Serbia

Grab the Opportunity

I highly recommend the Collections Management for Costumes and Textiles Online course. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn from such a knowledgeable, practical and highly experienced teacher as Fionn Zarubica. The program is thorough, easily managed and works well in the online format.

JRR
Australia

A Wonderful Experience

This course was a wonderful experience that not only allowed me to expand my knowledge in the field of Costume and Textiles but also to meet great people who shared their experience and knowledge during the course. Fionn is a magnificent instructor, very knowledgeable, patient and fun. Whoever wants to

Jelena Bratanožic

High Quality Content

For me, it was the first time I attended an online course. I appreciated the high quality of the content which was well-explained thanks to simple and appropriate writing. I loved that the group could interface with each other and discussions are always interesting. The course is organized in way to facilitate both

Valentina Zucchelli

You find what you need in places where you do not look for it…and it comes as a surprise

Changes can turn away a lot of people, but having trust in others may bring about unexpected results.  I strongly believe that no one who attended the program will forget this experience.  It was intensive and time will be needed to process everything.  It seems that after the end of

Participant, 2017
Sarajevo, BiH

Well-structured Training Program

Well-structured training program with an unusual teaching methodology. Useful experiences, examples of museum practice and events.

Lejla Agić
Sarajevo,Bosnia and Herzegovina

Making A Difference

Although I heard about this program before from trustworthy professionals, and expected the best from it, my personal firsthand experience exceeded any of my assumptions and expectations in the most positive way. Professor Zarubica transfers her extensive knowledge and rich experience in a clear, interesting and challenging way. She guides

Jasmina Mijić
Belgrade, Serbia

My first and final impressions of Ms. Zarubica's course were the same as what I had hoped for.  In three words: encouraging, enthusiastic and enlightening.  Her in-depth knowledge of the subject material, careful and systematic approach and most importantly her utmost commitment to each and every participant on the course

Nevena Maksimović

A True Teacher, Mentor and Colleague

Fionn Zarubica is a true teacher, mentor and colleague that made this program important professionally, as well as personally.   I truly recommend this professional training course. You will gain knowledge not only in Collections Management, but will also be trained to be focused, observant, collaborative and overall, a high

Maja Radešić
Pula, Croatia

Neither too theoretical nor too practical…

My opinion on this course is overall positive. The material provided was very useful and rich of working experience, neither too theoretical nor too practical. The content of lectures was very accurate. The teacher, Fionn, is a person with a strong personality and great patience. It is not easy to

Alessandro Sinibaldi

An Opportunity to Grow on a Professional Level

After taking and successfully finishing the Collections Management Certification Program in 2015, the Collections Management for Costume and Textiles Online program was the next logical step in my career path. This course gave me the opportunity to grow on a professional level experiencing an outstanding level of mentorship provided by

Jelena Marković

Short confession

As it is in this case, it was in my case also. But when the gift comes from the heart, then the process of receiving is more swift.  This is not an ordinary course; this is definitely more than that. This is not the opportunity only to see a new

Merima Ivković
Mostar/BiH

Twice with Fionn Zarubica Learn

This is the second course I am taking with Fionn Zarubica Learn. My experience was very good both times. My recommendations!

Ivana Zdravković
Belgrade/Serbia

The Collections Management Certification Program

The Collections Management Certification Program is a dynamic and entertaining seminar, developed by Fionn Zarubica. She has different approach than any teacher I have worked with before. As a group she introduced us into collections management. Also, which I am really grateful for, she dedicated her time to work with

JM
Belgrade, Serbia