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Jelena Hudinčec (University of Split – Arts Academy) defends MA theses related to the CAPuS project

Jelena Hudinčec (University of Split – Arts Academy) defends MA theses related to the CAPuS project

Jelena Hudinčec, a conservation-restoration student at the University of Split – Arts Academy, successfully defended her MA thesis on September 30, 2020. Jelena has been nominated for the Dean’s Award and the Dean’s Special Award for the part of her thesis devoted to the study of the sculptural works produced in the Sisak Steelworks Artists’ Colony (1971 – 1990). This study is related to the Conservation of Art in Public (CAPuS) project, and was conducted under the supervision of Dr Sagita Mirjam Sunara. As part of her MA thesis, Jelena produced the......


Presentation of CAPuS educational activities at the 2020 European Heritage Days in Croatia

Presentation of CAPuS educational activities at the 2020 European Heritage Days in Croatia

On September 29, 2020 Dr Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split – Arts Academy) delivered an online lecture “Protection of artworks in public spaces: educational activities carried out as a part of the international project Conservation of Art in Public Spaces / CAPuS”. The lecture was part of the 2020 European Heritage Days ‘Heritage and Education – Learning for Life’. It was streamed on the Facebook page of the Conservation-Restoration Department of the Arts Academy in Split, and the recording can be viewed here. Sunara gave an overview of the educational activities......


Presentation of the CAPuS Digital Repository at the ICON Scotland Group’s ‘Take 5’ webinar

Presentation of the CAPuS Digital Repository at the ICON Scotland Group’s ‘Take 5’ webinar

Dr Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split – Arts Academy) presented the Digital Repository of the Conservation of Art in Public Spaces (CAPuS) project at the ICON Scotland Group’s ‘Take 5’ webinar on September 9, 2020. ‘Take 5’ webinars are online events with 5-minute presentations by 5 different conservator-restorers about some of their recent projects. In her brief talk Sunara explained that CAPuS Digital Repository will provide open access to a wealth of information about the contemporary public artworks that were studied during the project, from recordings of artist interviews to treatment......


Work Package 4 (Testing of the selected products): Final Report

Work Package 4 (Testing of the selected products): Final Report

The CAPuS team is delighted to announce the completion of Work Package 4 which focused on testing of selected products for conservation treatments. The report includes two appendices: (1) collaborative work on coatings analytical research and properties comparison, and (2) Croatian team’s work related to the removal of aged coatings from outdoor painted steel sculptures, and their repainting....


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......


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......


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......