The Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research is a unique center for folkloristic, ethnological, ethnomusicological and related scientific research in the Republic of Croatia, at which the emphasis is on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary critical research of culture.
The members of the Institute are experts in a variety of disciplines, such as: ethnology, cultural anthropology, folklore studies, literary theory, theatre studies, music studies, choreology, and art history. They are engaged in interdisciplinary research into historical and contemporary cultural phenomena and processes.
The Institute has a rich library and collection of ethnographic materials, where a number of manuscript collections, audio and video recordings, photographs and films are held. The Institute also publishes the Nova etnografija series, as well as the academic journal Narodna Umjetnost. The Director of the Institute is Tvrtko Zebec, the President of the Scientific Council is Renata Jambrešić Kirin, and the Secretary of the Institute is Sanja Lesić.