Short video documentary: conservation and restoration works on the sculpture of St. Michael the Archangel

Author: Ivan Tibor Grujić

University of Zagreb, Academy of Fine Arts (Croatia)


This video documented material is showing research, conservation and restoration works that have been made on sculpture of St. Michael the archangel, which is the theme of graduation work of Ivan Tibor Grujić.
In the late 1939, the sculpture came into possession of the Diocesan museum in Zagreb, but originally it was the property of St.Peter's chapel in Taborište. The chapel was roughly damaged by shelling during the Croatian War for Independence.
The video guides and documents every phase of conservation and restoration work that has been done untill now; including field and archival researches, scientific analysis (microsampling, XRF) and gamma ray radiation on the Institute "Ruđer Bošković" in Zagreb. By this occasion, a condense and shortened version will be presented and one completeness which is going to be a part of above mentioned graduation work.

Short biography

IVAN TIBOR GRUJIĆ (Zagreb, 1989.) finished primary school in Zagreb. He finished the High School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb in 2008. Currently he is a fifth year student at Department for Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art on Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. During his study, he worked on several objects from Diocesan museum in Zagreb and high altar parts from church in Globočec  . He is a member of photo club "Klik" in Mala Gorica.