Restoration of the Town Gate at Kaštel Kambelovac

NIZETIC posterAuthor: Josip Nižetić
Mentor: Ivo Donelli, Professor

Arts Academy in Split (Croatia)
Study programme: Integrated undergraduate and graduate course of study in conservation-restoration
Specialization: Stone (4th year of study)

Abstract

The poster is about stone town gate at Kaštel Kambelovac, which is currently undergoing restoration. It describes the disassembling, restoring and the making of copies of its stone elements. The main parts of the gate are a horizontal beam, the crest and the plate with inscription. The restoration of the horizontal beam is the most demanding part of the project. The crest and the plate with inscription have many cracks and flaws. After chemical analysis and a lot of research, the conservators have found solutions to all problems. Now, the works are at the final stage.

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Short biography

JOSIP NIŽETIĆ is a student of the fourth year of conservation-restoration of stone, at the Arts Academy in Split. After having finished the Stonemasons School at Pučišća, Brač, he has embarked on conservation-restoration course of study at the Arts Academy. Although stone working and safeguarding of stone monuments are his passion, he is also a member of an a capella singing group, a choir, and an orchestra.