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The documentary ‘Time Has Not Helped’ now available on Vimeo (with English subtitles)

The documentary ‘Time Has Not Helped’ now available on Vimeo (with English subtitles)

The documentary Time Has Not Helped (director: Dragan Đokić / Studio Baranda, producer: Sagita Mirjam Sunara / University of Split – Arts Academy) is now freely available on Vimeo: link The film talks about the monumental 1984 painted metal sculpture Door by Branko Ružić from the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park in Sisak, Croatia, which is in a poor state of preservation. It highlights the research that should precede conservation-restoration works on outdoor sculptures, from the study of the art-historical context to the exploration of the artist’s opinion concerning material deterioration and artwork......


A Quick Tour of the CAPuS Digital Repository: a three-part Zoom event series

A Quick Tour of the CAPuS Digital Repository: a three-part Zoom event series

During May 2021, a three-part series of Zoom events was organised and hosted by Dr Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split – Arts Academy) with the aim of presenting the structure, functionality and content of the Digital Repository of the Conservation of Art in Public Spaces (CAPuS) project. Each Zoom event featured two speakers – members of the CAPuS partnership. Each presenter discussed one artwork from the repository – an artwork that his/her research group studied during the project. Through these presentations the audience learned what kind of information and documentation has......


Conservation of Art in Public Spaces project online conference (June 4–5, 2021)

Conservation of Art in Public Spaces project online conference (June 4–5, 2021)

The final event of the Conservation of Art in Public Spaces (CAPuS) project is a two-day online conference (June 4–5, 2021) that will feature presentations of the main project results, as well as contributions from international experts in the field of public art conservation. The event is the culmination of the three-year research project that was jointly carried out by 14 partner institutions from five European countries: Italy, Spain, Croatia, Germany and Poland. Participation at the event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory. Please follow the links below for further......


Webinar "Materials and Methods for Public Art Conservation. Strategies for contemporary murals"

Webinar “Materials and Methods for Public Art Conservation. Strategies for contemporary murals”

“MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR PUBLIC ART CONSERVATION. STRATEGIES FOR CONTEMPORARY MURALS” (8-9-10 April, 2021) organized by CESMAR7 ended successfully and with a wide and lively participation. During the three days event, contributions on project results from all the partnership teams alternated with helpful insights for restorers and conservators. The first day opened with Dominique Scalarone (University of Turin, project leader) and saw various speakers on evolution of art in public spaces issues, with the contributions of Maria Fratelli and Clara Amodeo (journalist, Another Scratch in the Wall); subsequently the discussion moved on to......


The launch of the Digital Repository of the Conservation of Art in Public Spaces (CAPuS) project

The launch of the Digital Repository of the Conservation of Art in Public Spaces (CAPuS) project

The Digital Repository of the Conservation of Art in Public Spaces (CAPuS) project was launched on February 27, 2021, and as is available at this link: http://repository.capusproject.eu/ The repository stores, preserves and provides access to a wide range of information and documentation on the contemporary public artworks that were studied within the project – almost a hundred murals and sculptures from Italy, Croatia, Spain, Poland and Germany. The repository is one of the main CAPuS project outputs. It was conceived by Dr Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split – Arts Academy), and......


Online workshop on research in conservation-restoration of outdoor sculptures organised by the University of Split – Arts Academy

Online workshop on research in conservation-restoration of outdoor sculptures organised by the University of Split – Arts Academy

An online workshop on research related to the conservation-restoration of outdoor metal sculptures was held from December 16, 2020 to February 2, 2021. The workshop was organised and led by Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split – Arts Academy), and was delivered on Facebook. It was open to students of conservation-restoration study programmes in Croatia and neighbouring countries. The workshop had 25 registered participants; conservation-restoration students from universities in Split, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, and Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). There were also two participants from Bosnia and Herzegovina who had a Bachelor’s degree in......


The documentary ‘Time Has Not Helped’ screened at the 6th International Archaeology Film Festival – MFAF in Split, Croatia

The documentary ‘Time Has Not Helped’ screened at the 6th International Archaeology Film Festival – MFAF in Split, Croatia

The documentary Time Has Not Helped (director: Dragan Đokić / Studio Baranda, producer: Sagita Mirjam Sunara / University of Split – Arts Academy), which is one of the outputs of the Conservation of Art in Public Spaces (CAPuS) project, was included in the competition program of the 6th MFAF festival – an international festival of archaeology, cultural and historical heritage, monument protection and anthropology documentary film. The festival is organised biennially by the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments in Split, Croatia. The 2020 edition was held from November 4 to 6, and......


Poster presentation at the 20th International Meeting of Conservators-Restorers in Slovenia

Poster presentation at the 20th International Meeting of Conservators-Restorers in Slovenia

At the 20th International Meeting of Conservators-Restorers, which was organised by the Conservator-Restorers’ Society of Slovenia and held online in October 2020, Dr Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split – Arts Academy) presented a poster about the 8th Conservation-Restoration Workshop in the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park. This workshop was part of the CAPuS project and was held in Sisak, from 17 to 23 June 2019. It was intended for conservation-restoration students of the University of Turin, and covered several topics: the history of the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park and the efforts to......