Interfacultative collaboration of the Department for Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Academy of Fine Arts with the Department for Art History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb

Authors: Luka Novak and Anica Pintur
Mentors: Zvjezdana Jembrih, MA, Associate Professor; Andrej Aranicki, MA, Associate Professor; Danko Šourek, PhD, Teaching Assistant; Ana Božičević, MA, Assistant

University of Zagreb, Academy of Fine Arts (Croatia)
Integrated study programme: Conservation and Restoration of Art
Specialization: Conservation-restoration of sculpture, 4th study year  

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (Croatia)
Study programme: Art history
Specialization: Research, 5th study year

NOVAK Luka-PINTUR AnicaSummary

The subject of this presentation is the recently established interfacultative collaboration of the Department for Art History at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Zagreb. The objective of this project is closer collaboration of these Faculties with the goal of a more successful recovery of historical data regarding the works of art on which the students of Department of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art have been working on.
Works of art that mark the beginning of this mutually beneficial collaboration will be presented as well as the problems that can occur while investigating these objects and uncovering their history.

Short biographies

LUKA NOVAK (Zagreb 1990) started the Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art study programme at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2010. During his study, he carried out work on wooden polychromed sculptures of the Diocesan museum in Zagreb (mentors: Z. Jembrih, MA, A. Aranicki, MA) as well as works on wooden polychromed sculptures from parish of St. George in Lešće and parish of St. Jacob in Očura.

ANICA PINTUR started the Art History study programme at the University of Zadar in 2008. After graduating with bachelor's degree she continued her M.A. program at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, currently enrolled in her last academic year. During her study she participated in organizing First and Second Biennial exhibition of youth photography in Zadar as well as volunteering in Lauba, House for People and Art in Zagreb. At the time she is researching archive documentation about wooden polychrome sculptures of the Diocesan museum in Zagreb.