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THIRD MEETING OF CAPuS PROJECT

THIRD MEETING OF CAPuS PROJECT

The meeting took place in Milan, at  World Trade Center Malpensa Airport on June 11 2019. Each team showed  presentations on past and ongoing activities in WP2, WP3 and 4 .It was a useful and important meeting in order to have updates about the performed work and future ones. The next meeting will be held in October 2019, and will be hosted by the Conservation and Restoration Centre “La Venaria Reale”....


SECOND MEETING OF THE CAPuS PROJECT

SECOND MEETING OF THE CAPuS PROJECT

The meeting of the Conservation of Art in Public Spaces (CAPuS) project was held on July 12 2018, at 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); also the criteria used for the selection are explained and discussed.  WP10 leader Ilaria Saccani updated the dissemination activities , T. Tabak (UNIST / Digitize Studio DITZ) presented the website and its structure and Group work on glossary of terms and......


International Congress COLORE E CONSERVAZIONE 2018 - SUPPORT (the) IMAGE

International Congress COLORE E CONSERVAZIONE 2018 – SUPPORT (the) IMAGE

During the International Congress COLORE E CONSERVAZIONE 2018 – SUPPORT (the) IMAGE, organized by CESMAR7, which took place at Campus Cà Foscari in Venice (Italy), from 23 to 24 November 2018, Ilaria Saccani (CESMAR7) and Dominique Scalarone (UNITO) presented the paper CAPuS project: “Considerations on street art supports through the artists’ voice” (D. Scalarone, M. Bertasa, P. Croveri, M. Cardinali,S. Stoisa, I. Saccani, G. Cavanna, R. Bestetti, D. Riggiardi, A. Tibiletti). The research was focused on the analysis of supports and their preparation, whether the artist is considering or not the support preparation......


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,......


Lecture at the 2019 Festival of Science in Split, Croatia

Lecture at the 2019 Festival of Science in Split, Croatia

Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split) participated at the 2019 Festival of Science in Split, where she gave a talk on the painted steel sculpture Object II by Josip Diminić (1979) from the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park. The sculpture had been in a state of great deterioration and underwent an extensive conservation-restoration treatment in 2014. The treatment was performed by the Conservation-Restoration Department of the Arts Academy in Split, and included removal of the old paint and full repainting of the sculpture. In her talk Sunara briefly presented the research conducted as a......


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 14th Night of Museums in Croatia

Presentation of the CAPuS project at the 14th Night of Museums in Croatia

Vlatko Čakširan, Director of Sisak Municipal Museum, invited the University of Split team to present the results of their work on the CAPuS project at the 14th Night of Museums. The Night of Museums (Croatian: Noć muzeja) is an annual event held across Croatia, usually on the last Friday in January, in which entry to museums and cultural institutions is free. Sisak Municipal Museum prepared a rich and varied program for the 2019 edition of the Night of Museums. The program included guided tours of the permanent display, promotion of a book on......


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 into......


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 team......


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 year),......