Conservation-Restoration Department
Fausta Vrančića 17a, 21000 Split – Croatia, tel. +385 (0)21 466 686




15th International Conference of Conservation-Restoration Studies
Split, 26 – 28 April 2018


The Conservation-Restoration Department of the Arts Academy, Split, is organizing the jubilee 15th International Conference of Conservation-Restoration Studies, which will be held on 26 – 28 April 2018 (Thursday through Saturday).

The aim of the Conference, apart from that of students learning skills of speaking at scientific meetings, and their mutual sharing of experience of diversely structured courses in conservation-restoration, is also to present to the knowledgeable audience specialist and scientific projects that conservation and restoration students from Croatia (Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split Universities) and abroad have recently taken part in. The Conference, which began as the annual meeting of domestic students and teachers, soon gained international character, its longest-standing non-Croatian participants being students and teachers from Slovenia. Over the years, the circle of participating universities has enlarged, attracting participants from Austria, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia… We hope that the 15th edition of the Conference will retain this international character

The Conference is open to all conservation-restoration students, regardless of their specialization or year of study, as well as to all fresh degree holders, as long as they come with a project on which they worked during their studies.

The students' work can be presented in the form of a lecture or with a poster. Application guidelines for oral presentations and posters are available on the subpage AUTHORS. The presentations are not subject to review on the part of the organizers, which implies that their eligibility and selection is at the discretion of the mentoring teachers.

The Conference will be open to public. The Conference program will include a trip to the ancient Salona and a tour of the historic core of Split guided by a conservator with professional knowledge in the field.

• Application for oral presentations or a poster: 15 March 2018 (guidelines - oral presentations; guidelines - posters)
• Poster submission: 15 April 2018 (guidelines)
• Submission of the full text of presentation: 20 April 2018 (guidelines)
• PPT presentation: 25 April 2018 (guidelines)

Guidelines for students who are planning to give a talk in Croatian
The PPT presentation text must be in English. In order to enable the international participants to follow talks given in Croatian, the slides must contain all relevant information on the subject of the talk. The full texts of the presentations, as well as the texts of the posters, must be in English.

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Looking forward to meeting you in Split!

Students and teachers of the Conservation-Restoration Department
The Arts Academy, Split



The organizing team of the 15th International Conference of Conservation-Restoration Studies consists of teachers and students of the Conservation-Restoration Department of the Arts Academy of the University of Split, Croatia.



April 26, 2018 (Thursday)

8.00 – 9.05 Registration

9.05 – 9.30 Opening ceremony (welcoming speeches, brief review of the past Conferences, tehnical information)

////////// Session 1: WALL PAINTINGS

9.30 – 9.45 Klara Kolarova (Prague), Presentation of the Work on Wall Painting Conservation Projects in Ladakh, North India (2015, 2017)

9.45 – 10.00 Marija Lena Bošković (Split), Conservation of Roman Wall Painting Fragments from Issa: Research and Reconstruction of the Original Scheme

10.00 – 10.15 Benedikta Vilenica (Zagreb), Conservation and Restoration Work on the Transfer of the Early 20th C wall Painting by Osvaldo Bierti in the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Jastrebarsko

10.15 – 10.25 Q&A session 

10.25 – 10.50 Coffee break

////////// Session 2: STONE, PAPER, WOOD/FURNITURE

10.50 – 11.05 Jure Balić and Vinko Lipanović (Split), Conservation-restoration Works on the Two-light Window (Bifora) from the First Storey of the Papalić Palace (Split City Museum)

11.05 – 11.20 Silvana Di Ceglie and Katarina Prkačin (Dubrovnik), Restoration of a Neo Baroque Chest of Drawers

11.20 – 11.35 Mia Perković, Katija Maškarić, Iva Carević and Dora Franetović (Dubrovnik), Papermaking: The History and the Technique

11.35 – 11.45 Q&A session

11.45 – 11.50 Technical information (announcement of oral poster presentations, lunch options)


12.20 – 14.30 Lunch break

////////// Session 3: METAL AND WOOD/FURNITURE

14.30 – 14.45 Karmen Milić (Split), Effects of Abrasive Blast Cleaning Media on Non-Ferrous Surfaces

14.45 – 15.00 Ivan Gnjec (Dubrovnik), Conservation and Restoration Procedures on Magnate Jewellery of Rudolf Normann von Ehrenfels

15.00 – 15.10 Q&A session

15.10 – 15.15 Technical information (announcement of oral poster presentations, options for the free afternoon)


Conference participants can use the free afternoon to explore museums and galleries. Click here to see which institutions you can visit free of charge.


April 27, 2018 (Friday)

9.00 – 9.10 Introductory remarks (technical information)

////////// Session 4: EASEL PAINTINGS

9.10 – 9.25 Paulina Wegrzyn (Cracow), Dealing with a Cradled Panel Painting

9.25 – 9.40 Barbara Dragan (Ljubljana), Problems Associated with the Cleaning of "Unvarnished" Paintings

9.40 – 9.55 Nives Slemenšek (Ljubljana), Marij Pregelj Up-close

9.55 – 10.05 Q&A session

10.05 – 10.10 Technical information (announcement of oral poster presentations, final voting instructions)

////////// Poster presentations: EASEL PAINTINGS, POLYCHROMED WOOD, MOSAICS

10.35 – 10.45 Closing of voting

10.45 – 11.30 Coffee break / sponsor presentations

11.30 – 12.30 Siniša Bačić (Stained glass studio Bačić), Presentation of the company Glashütte Lamberts Waldsassen (Germany) specialized in the production of glass (mouth-blown window glass for renovation of old buildings and restoration of antique furniture; UV-protection glass)

12.30 – 12.50 Sagita Mirjam Sunara, PhD (Arts Academy of the University of Split, Department of Conservation-Restoration), Presentation of the book The Conservation of Sculpture Parks (eds S. M. Sunara i Andrew Thorn). Presentation of the international reserach and educational project The Conservation of Art in Public Spaces (CAPuS)

12.50 – 13.00 Announcement of the "Zvonimir Wyroubal" award" winners

13.00 – 13.15 Closing remarks and technical information (taking down posters, snack buffet)

13.15 – 13.30 Taking down posters

13.45 – 16.00 Visit to studios of the Department of Conservation-Restoration of the Arts Academy in Split (Fausta Vrančića 17a, Split), snack buffet


April 28, 2018 (Saturday)

9.30 – 11.30 A guided tour of the historic core of Split. Start point will be the Peristyle. Tour guide: Goran Nikšić, PhD, Department for the Old City Core of the City of Split

11.30 – 12.00 Organized transport to Solin. Meeting point will be at the bus station in front of the Church and Monastery of St Francis, located in west part of the Riva waterfront.

12.00 – 15.00 A guided tour of the archaeological complex of Salona and Tusculum. Tour guide: Ivanka Vukšić, Archaeological Museum Split

15.00 – 15.30 Organized transport to Split.

Please bring your own snacks and bottled water!



Conference venue

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15th International Conference of Conservation-Restoration Studies will take place in the north tower of the Split University Library (Ruđera Boškovića 31, Split). The conference hall is located on the second floor.


How to reach us

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Bus lines, accommodation options and places to eat are marked on our Google map (click on the above image).



Bus lines, accommodation options and places to eat are marked on our Google map (click on the above image).


Where to eat

Bus lines, accommodation options and places to eat are marked on our Google map (click on the above image).


Ideas for free time

Show your Conference badge to enjoy a free entry to the following museums and galleries:

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