Leaders, Lecturers & Tour Managers

Dr Iva Rosario

Dr Iva Rosario is the daughter of Czech parents who endowed her with a love of the language, history and culture of their homeland. Her early education was completed in Western Australia, where she obtained a BA, B.Ed and B.Mus (Hons) at the University of Western Australia. In 1992 she completed a B.Litt (Hons) at the University of Melbourne followed by a Ph.D in Fine Arts. Her doctoral dissertation examined the art and political propaganda in the fourteenth-century Czech court of Emperor Charles IV and its relation to the broader European context. This study has been published under the title: Art and Propaganda: Charles IV of Bohemia, 1346-1378, Boydell Press, 2000. She maintains her contact with The University of Melbourne as an honorary Senior Fellow. Iva joined ASA in 1997 and has since led over 50 tours for ASA to the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Austria and Poland. Iva is currently resident in Prague.

  • Honorary Senior Fellow, The University of Melbourne
  • Art and Propaganda: Charles IV of Bohemia, 1346-1378, The Boydell Press, 2000
Past Tours

Iva first joined ASA in 1998 and has since led over 50 ASA tours including programs to Germany, Poland, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. These include:

  • Poland, the Heart of Europe: Krakow, Warsaw, Torun & Gdansk (2013, 2015, 2017 & 2019)
  • Art, Architecture and Music in Berlin, Dresden & Hamburg (2019)
  • Berlin: Art, Architecture and Design (2016)
  • Prague, Dresden & Berlin (2011 & 2013)
  • The Habsburg Cities: Budapest, Vienna, Prague & Bohemia (1997-2014)
  • The New Berlin (2004-2014)
  • The City Assembled: University of Melbourne credit course (2004-2005)
  • Poland and Bohemia: Medieval Kingdoms of Central Europe (2004)
  • Architectural Splendours of Southern Bohemia (1998-2000)
  • Imperial Cities of the North: Prague and Berlin (1999)