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Work Package 3: Final Report

Work Package 3: Final Report

Work Package 3 has been completed! This work package was devoted to analytical characterisation of selected artworks (murals and outdoor sculptures). The work included analysis of materials, and of their degradation products. Identification and classification of degradation processes was also carried out....


The presentation of the documentary Time Has Not Helped in Split, Croatia

The presentation of the documentary Time Has Not Helped in Split, Croatia

The presentation of the documentary Vrijeme nije pomoglo (Time Has Not Helped) in Split, Croatia, took place on December 9, 2019 at the famous Zlatna vrata (Golden Gates) Cinematheque. The movie was presented by Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split), who co-authored the film with Dragan Đokić (Studio Baranda). The film was produced with funds that the University of Split received for the implementation of the CAPuS project. Time Has Not Helped focuses on the monumental outdoor sculpture Door that artist Branko Ružić (1919 – 1997) produced in Sisak in 1984. Badly deteriorated......


An unexpected project outcome: from artist interview to autobiography book

An unexpected project outcome: from artist interview to autobiography book

As a part of the CAPuS project, in June 2018 Sagita Mirjam Sunara and Tina Tomšič (University of Split) interviewed Jelena Trpković, an artist who participated in the Sisak Steelworks Fine Artists’ Colony in 1980. Although Trpković did not produce a sculpture in Sisak (she is a painter), through the interview she contributed to the research into the history of the colony and the context in which the artworks were created. Before the interview Trpković revealed that during her stay in Sisak she exchanged letters with her husband, in which she gave vivid......


Raising public awareness of outdoor sculpture preservation issues through an exhibition and a documentary

Raising public awareness of outdoor sculpture preservation issues through an exhibition and a documentary

Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split) and Romana Tekić (Slavonski Brod Art Gallery) authored the exhibition Door, Variations, which showcased ten works by the renowned Croatian sculptor Branko Ružić (1919 – 1997), all on the theme of the door. The exhibition aimed to commemorate the centenary of Ružić’s birth, and to point out the importance of conservation-restoration works for the purpose of preserving outdoor sculptures. The exhibition was held in Slavonski Brod (The Vladimir Becić Art Salon, September 12 – October 9, 2019) and Sisak (Sisak Municipal Musem, October 15 – November 7,......


Two presentations of the CAPuS project in Chennai, India

Two presentations of the CAPuS project in Chennai, India

On August 24, 2019, Sagita Mirjam Sunara and Vedran Perkov (University of Split) gave a talk on the CAPuS project at the Faculty of Architecture of the Dr M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute in Chennai, India. The presentation was primarily intended for participants of the “Smart Tools – International Urban Design and Conservation Workshop”, which Sunara co-led with Shraddha Bhatawadekar (Brandenburg University of Technology) and Cathy Daly (University of Lincoln). The lecture was a part of Madras Week – a festival that commemorates the founding of Madras (now Chennai), the capital of the......


8th Conservation-Restoration Workshop in the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park

8th Conservation-Restoration Workshop in the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park

The 8th Conservation- Restoration Workshop in the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park took place in Sisak, Croatia, from 17th to 23rd June 2019. The workshop was organized and led by Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split). Sisak Municipal Museum provided a space for lectures, and the Museum’s conservator-restorer Neven Peko transported the participants to and from the sculpture park. Accompanied by Moira Bertasa, researcher at the Chemistry Department of the University of Turin, five conservation-restoration students from Turin participated in the workshop: Anna Collarin, Valeria Gugliermina, Gaia Pachì, Cristina Scarrone and Camila Ayelen Restrepo......


Presentation of the CAPuS project at the conference "Street art. Writers tra diritto e mercato" in Milan, Italy

Presentation of the CAPuS project at the conference “Street art. Writers tra diritto e mercato” in Milan, Italy

Alessandra Tibiletti (Scientific Committee CESMAR7) presented CAPuS activities and researches during the round table of the one day conference “Street art. Writers tra diritto e mercato” organized by Negri-Clementi Studio Legale Associato, Fondazione Corriere della Sera and Galleria Campari  at Galleria Campari in Milan, 18th June 2019. The conference brought together different specialists, such as artists, lawyers, restorers, art conservators to study in deep the Street Art’s world by different points of view. The oral presentation exhibited the selection of artworks in Milan, their conservation and the results from the artists’ interviews....