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Poster presentation at the international symposium Acting in Contemporary Art Conservation in Amersfoort and Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Poster presentation at the international symposium Acting in Contemporary Art Conservation in Amersfoort and Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split) presented a poster at the international symposium Acting in Contemporary Art Conservation, which was held in Amersfoort and Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 15th and 16th November 2018.  Organized by the Dutch Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (SBMK), the two-day symposium included 20 oral presentations and 21 poster presentations. More than a hundred proposals from all over the world were received! Sunara’s poster “Of Art and Men: The Conservator as Story Collector” focuses on the interviews she is conducting as a part of the research......


Poster presentation at the International Institute for Conservation (IIC) Congress in Turin, Italy

Poster presentation at the International Institute for Conservation (IIC) Congress in Turin, Italy

Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split) presented a poster at the 27th Biennial Congress of the International Institute for Conservation, which was held in Turin, Italy, from 10th to 14th September 2018. The Congress brought together heritage professionals from over 50 countries to discuss and explore the topic of preventive conservation. Sunara presented the poster “Preventive Conservation in an Outdoor Sculpture Collection”, which she produced in collaboration with Neven Peko (Sisak Municipal Museum) and Ivana Miletić Čakširan (Monuments Care Office in Sisak, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia). The CAPuS......


7th Conservation-Restoration Workshop in the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park

7th Conservation-Restoration Workshop in the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park

A group of conservation-restoration students of the Arts Academy in Split participated in a theoretical and practical workshop focused on the preservation, interpretation and stewardship of outdoor sculpture, which took place in Sisak, Croatia, from September 24th to September 30th, 2018. The 7th Conservation-Restoration Workshop in the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park was organized and led by Dr Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split), with assistance from Tina Tomšič, intern at the Conservation-Restoration Department of the Arts Academy in Split. Six students participated in the workshop: Jelena Hudinčec (5th year), Tamara Kaličanin (4th......


Second meeting of the CAPuS project (Split, Croatia)

Second meeting of the CAPuS project (Split, Croatia)

The second meeting of the Conservation of Art in Public Spaces (CAPuS) project was held on July 12, 2018 at the University of Split, Croatia. Each team presented the artworks listed in their Initial Selection of Artworks Form (including archival photos, details showing structural and surface issues, artist interviews and analytical results if already available). The criteria for the selection were explained and discussed.  WP10 leader Ilaria Saccani (CESMAR 7) updated the team on the dissemination activities. Toni Tabak (University of Split / Digitize Studio) presented the website and its structure. Group......


CAPuS Facebook page launched

CAPuS Facebook page launched

With the aim of enhancing our social media presence, we have launched a Facebook page. If you want to keep up to date with our news, events, and more, join our Facebook community. If any of your Facebook friends are interested in conservation of public art, make sure to invite them to like our Page!...


CAPuS project presented at the 6th International Art and Restoration Fair in Florence, Italy

CAPuS project presented at the 6th International Art and Restoration Fair in Florence, Italy

Ilaria Saccani (CESMAR7, Italy) and Michela Berzoli (AN.T.A. RES, Italy) presented the Conservation of Art in Public Spaces (CAPuS) project at the 6th International Art and Restoration Fair in Florence (Salone Arte e Restauro di Firenze). The Fair was held over a full week (14-19 May, 2018). A number of events and initiatives took place throughout the city, but the heart of the event was at Villa Vittoria – Congress Palace. The presentation of the CAPuS project took place on May 18 at the Kermes Talking Corner. The presentation highlighted the contribution......


CAPuS project presented at the 15th International Conference of Conservation-Restoration Studies in Split, Croatia

CAPuS project presented at the 15th International Conference of Conservation-Restoration Studies in Split, Croatia

The Conservation of Art in Public Spaces (CAPuS) project was briefly presented at the 15th International Conference of Conservation-Restoration Studies, which took place in Split, Croatia, from April 26 to April 28, 2018. The conference, organized by the Conservation-Restoration Department of the Arts Academy in Split, brought together around 100 participants from five countries: Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, and Serbia. The presentation was delivered by Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split, Croatia), leader of the Croatian research team. Three Croatian institutions are participating in the CAPuS project: the University of Split,......


Kick-off meeting of the CAPuS project (Turin, Italy)

Kick-off meeting of the CAPuS project (Turin, Italy)

The kick-off meeting of the Conservation of Art in Public Spaces (CAPuS) project was held on March 15 and 16, 2018 at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Turin, Italy. The meeting brought together representatives of almost all the partner institutions, providing them with an opportunity to meet in person and to discuss a wide variety of topics. Dominique Scalarone (University of Turin) welcomed the participants and gave a general overview of the project. Staff of the University of Turin’s International Relations Office briefly discussed administrative and financial issues. Work......