Project updates


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......


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....


Third meeting of the CAPuS project (Milan, Italy)

Third meeting of the CAPuS project (Milan, Italy)

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 WP4. It was a useful and important meeting in order to have updates about the work performed and tasks ahead. 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 (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......