12th International Conference of Conservation-Restoration Studies (Split 2015)


On behalf of the Department of Conservation-Restoration of the Arts Academy, Split, we would like to invite you to be part of the Twelfth International Conference of the Conservation-Restoration Studies, scheduled to take place on 23 to 25 April 2015 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), in Split, Croatia.

The objective of the Conference is to present practical and research projects carried out by students of conservation and restoration, alongside their teachers and other practicing professionals. While the first Conferences were attended solely by students studying at Croatian universities (Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik), they later turned into an international meeting. The Conference has a particularly productive history of participation of Slovenian students of conservation-restoration, and the last year’s Eleventh Conference included, for the first time, students from Austria, Hungary, Poland and Germany. It is our wish to retain and develop this international character of the Conference. This year we are looking forward to host our colleague students and teachers from the newly established Department for Conservation-Restoration of the University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

The Conference is open to students from all specializations in conservation and restoration, regardless of their year of study. Students can present their work in the form of oral presentation (with a PPT presentation) or a poster display. Application guidelines for both oral and poster presentations are available on this website (AUTHORS).

This year's official languages of the Conference are Croatian and English. The Conference programme includes a guided tour of the historic centre of Split with a specialist guide. The Conference is open to the public.


Due dates:

Application for oral presentation: 16 March 2015
Application for poster presentation: 17 April 2015
Submission of the full text of the oral presentation: 17 April 2015
Submission of the PPT presentation: 21 April 2015

Please visit our Important Dates page for more details.


Please note that students who plan to deliver their presentations in Croatian should submit an extensive summary in English. Also their PPT presentations must be in English, containing all relevant information concerning the subject and content of the presentation, in order to make it possible for participants who do not know Croatian to follow their presentation.

Students who intend to give the presentations in English, should submit a short summary in English.

The full texts of presentation, and the posters should be written in English. We kindly remind you that application guidelines for both oral and poster presentations are available on this website.



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Looking forward to see you in Split!

Teachers and students of the Department of Conservation-Restoration


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Members of the Organizing Committee (in alphabetical order):

Jurica Matijević, Associate Professor
Head of the Department of Conservation-Restoration and Chairman of the Organizing Committee

Siniša Bizjak, Assistant Professor
Krešimir Bosnić, Lecturer
Mladen Čulić, Associate Professor
Katarina Hraste, MSc, Senior Lecturer
Lana Kekez, Lecturer
Miona Miliša, PhD, Lecturer
Nikola Radošević, Lecturer
Sagita Mirjam Sunara, Assistant Professor

Bernarda Đurić, second-year student 
Lucija Jurlin, first-year student
Nikolina Lovrić, second-year student
Karmen Milić, third-year student
Ana Šapina, fifth-year student
Ivana Vukadin, fourth-year student 



April 23, 2015

Location: North tower of the University Library (click here for more information)

9:00 Registration / poster set-up / breakfast + tea & coffee

9:45 Opening ceremony

10:15 Martina Lochert (Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb) and Darija Tripalo (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb), Conservation In Situ: Investigative conservation-restoration works on the wooden inventory in the chapel of St. Mihalj in Samobor, Croatia 
10:30 Andrea Madarász (Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest), Conservation of Archaeological Waterlogged Wooden Objects Using Trehalose and Freeze Drying 
10:45 Josipa Marić and Ivana Vukadin (Arts Academy in Split), Explorers of The Lost Treasures of my Homeland: Conservation-restoration educational workshop for the youngest 
11:00 Question and answer session

11:10 Introducing Archetype Publications Ltd.

11:20 Coffee break / First poster session

12:00 Vladimir Pajić, Marina Tekić, Miša Jovanović and Tijana Lekić (Faculty of Applied Arts, Belgrade), Conservation, Restoration, Reconstruction and Presentation of Fragments of Roman Wall Paintings From the Archaeological Site Mediana, Niš 
12:15 Mirna Međeral (Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb), From Munich to Zagreb: Research and conservation of the painting The Satyr and the Peasant by Miroslav Kraljević 
12:30 Mateja Novaković and Dominik Rajčević (Arts Academy in Split), Disassembling, Restoration and Reassembling of a Stone Altar [ORAL PRESENTATION IN CROATIAN]
12:45 Question and answer session

13:00 Second poster session

13:30 Lunch break

15:30 Valentina Bakša (Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb), The Effects of Gamma Irradiation on Historic Pigments
15:45 Nađa Šperac (Arts Academy in Split), Resistance of Paraloid B-72 to Temperature and UV Radiation  [ORAL PRESENTATION IN CROATIAN]

16:00 Jelena Simić (Faculty of Applied Arts, Belgrade), Conservation and Restoration of the Poster 25 Juin 1916 journee Serbe by Steinlen
16:15 Barbara Dragan and Petra Zaviršek (Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana), A Creative Way to Practical Knowledge: Optimal ratio determination of binders, fillers and pigments in oil paint production 
16:30 Question and answer session

17:00 – 18:00 Visit to studios of the Department of Conservation-Restoration, Arts Academy in Split 


April 24, 2015

Locations: Morning session will take place in the city centre. Invited Speakers Session will take place at the Gallery of Fine Arts Split.

09:00 – 14:00 A guided tour of the conservation-restoration sites in the historic centre (the cellars of Diocletian's Palace, Peristyle, cathedral, Porta aurea). Visit to the Croatian Conservation Institute – Conservation Department in Split.

14:00 – 16:00 Lunch break

16:00 – 19:30 Invited Speakers Session 
Please note that this part of the program will take place at the Gallery of Fine Arts Split. The lectures will be delivered in Croatian. Abstracts can be viewed here. (Abstracts are available in Croatian only.)

Lecture timetable:

16:00 Ćazim Hadžimeilić, PhD (Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo)
Tradicionalna priprema tuša i preparacija papira i kože
[Traditional method of making the ink and preparing of paper and leathers]

16:30 Ivan Srša (Croatian Conservation Institute – Department for Wall Paintings and Mosaics)
Korak više (Neobavezna, ali ne i nevažna istraživanja tijekom restauriranja zidnih slika) 
[A step beyond  (optional but not unimportant research work accompanying restoration of wall-paintings)]

17:00 Elio Karamatić (Croatian Conservation Institute – Conservation Department in Dubrovnik)
Konstruktivna rješenja na objektima od drva 
[Structural solutions for wooden objects]

17:30 Break 

18:00 Dragica Krstić, PhD (National and University Library in Zagreb)
Konzervatorska istraživanja na kompozitnom djelu Sv. Obitelj ispod hrasta s ukrasnim okvirom Gloria in Excelsis Deo J. J. Klovića 
[Conservation investigation of a composite object: Holy Family under the Oak with a Gloria in Excelsis Deo decorative frame, by Juraj Julije Klović]

18:30 Jelena Tomasović Grbić (Neir d.o.o.), Jelena Fuštar (Neir d.o.o.) and Filip Rogošić (Arts Academy in Split)
Konzervatorsko-restauratorski radovi na skulpturi Grgur Ninski Ivana Meštrovića 
[Conservation-restoration treatment of the statue representing Grgur Ninski created by Ivan Meštrović]

19:00 Žana Matulić Bilač (Croatian Conservation Institute – Conservation Department in Split)
Drveni svod s Gospinim ciklusom nad oltarom sv. Dujma
[Wooden vault with the cycle of Our Lady over the altar of St. Doimo]

IMPORTANT NOTICE! Participants who do not plan to attend the Invited Speakers Session are invited to visit the museums in and around the city centre: Archaeological Museum, Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments (guided tour offered), Gallery of Fine Arts Split, City Museum of Split and/or Ethnographic Museum Split. Their locations are marked on our Google city map.


April 25, 2015

9:00 Breakfast + tea & coffee

9:30 Marjeta Klemenčič and Petra Juvan (Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana), Student Participation in Gabrijel Stupica Up Close: The Technology of Making and Preserving Works of Art Project
9:45 Cäcilia Kegley (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna), Presentation and Storage of the Romanesque Ceiling Painting Fragments From the Church of St. Nikolaus in Matrei
10:00 Filip Pelon and Bartosz Zarębski (Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow), Similarities and Differences in the History, Techniques and Technologies used in two Gothic Panel Paintings From the Historic Region of Lesser Poland 
10:15 Joanna Sitnik (Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Cracow), Removing Soot From the Surface of Oil Paintings

10:30 Question and answer session

10:45 Presentation of the “Zvonimir Wyroubal” award + voting

11:00 Coffee break / snack buffet

11:45 Announcement of the “Zvonimir Wyroubal” award winners

12:00 Closing remarks

12:15 Taking down posters



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The Conference will take place in the north tower of the University Library (Ul. Ruđera Boškovića 31). The north tower is the lower of the two towers, located behind the University Library.

The Conference venue and other important locations are marked on the Google city map



Where to stay


Hotel More *** 
Šetalište pape Ivana Pavla II 27/1 
Tel: 021/462-112 
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Hotel Peristil *** 
Poljana kraljice Jelene 5 
Tel: 021/329-070 
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Hostel Adriatic Stari 
Pazar 2 Tel: 021/332-587 
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Hostel Split 
Kneza Trpimira 1 
Tel: 021/717-170 
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Hostel Silver Centar 
Kralja Tomislava 1 
Tel: 021/490-805 

Average price per night per person in a hostel is between 120 and 130 kn. (Hostel Silver Centar , for example, charges 127 kn per night per person.) Groups over seven people can get a discount.

PENSIONS [Pensions are generally cheaper than hostels!]

Apartmani Tudor *** 
Sinčićeva 7

You can also book a private room or apartment


How to reach us


"Promet Split" bus lines connecting city centre and the University campus:

  • Line 6 Kila - Vukovarska - HNK - Kila
  • Line 11 Ravne Njive - Pujanke - HNK - Ravne Njive
  • Line 15 Duilovo - Žnjan - Trajektna luka - Duilovo
  • Line 17 Spinut - Lora - Trstenik - Lora - Spinut
  • Line 18 Brnik - HNK  - Brnik

Web network of bus routes is available here.  

The University Library (venue) is located on the University campus and can be reached by bus, using lines 6811171860. You can check the bus timetable here: pdfPromet: bus timetable86.44 KB

Lines 6, 11 and 18: Get on the bus at the HNK / Trgovački centar Prima stop (also start and end point of the routes). 
Line 6 runs along Vukovarska road. Your target stop is just above UMAS building (6th stop). Take the stairway and turn left (eastward) at the GAF building. 
Line 18 stops just before the footbridge on Matice hrvatske road (5th stop), which connects Šetalište Ruđera Boškovića and the University campus, leading you directly to the University Library (venue). After having got off the bus, you can either cross the road and head north, or take the stairs and go over the footbridge, which will lead you directly to the University Library.

Lines 8, 17 and 60: Get on the bus at the Tržnica (Pazar) stop. If you take line 8, get off at the 4th stop, and if you take lines 17 or 60, get off at the 5th stop. In any event, your target stop is KBC Križine. In order to reach the University campus, head north and take the stairway leading to the University Library (venue).


For the participants travelling by car, free parking places are available in front of the University Library (accessible from Matice hrvatske road), on the north side of FESB-a (accessible from Velebitska road), on the east side of the Faculty of Economics (accessible from both, Matice hrvatske and Velebitska road), on the parking lot of SCST (accessible from both, Matice hrvatske road and Velebitska road).


Taxi Kajla 
Mob: 099/745 7730

Halo taxi Split 
Mob: 099/876 8898

Maxi taxi Split 
Mob: 098/706 720, 098/510 332




Restoran GAF (Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy) 
Matice hrvatske 15

Restoran Ekonomskog fakulteta (Faculty of Economics) 
Cvite Fiskovića 5

Restoran FESB 2 i Kantina Stop (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Machinery and Shipbuilding) 
Ruđera Boškovića 32

Samoposluga za studente SCST (Split Student Centre) 
Cvite Fiskovića 3

Snack bar Sveučilišna knjižnica (University Library) 
Ruđera Boškovića 31

Participants with valid student ID card issued by the Universities of Split and Zagreb are entitled to subsidised meals in all University restaurants and cafeterias. The price without student discount (they also serve vegetarian menus) is generally between 25 and 30 kn per meal. The complete list of University restaurants and cafeterias can be found here.


Makedonska kuća 
Ulica Jurja Dobrile 1 
Tel: 021/467-760

Mala kavana 
Ruđera Boškovića BB 
Tel: 021 455 094

Pivnica KoBaje 
Vukovarska 35a 
Mob: 095/898 9889


Restoran Bolero 
Velebitska 125 
Tel: 021/475-167 
Mob: 091/152 7109

Restoran Opatija 
Fausta Vrančića 1 
Tel: 021/461-112

PIZZERIAS AND RESTAURANTS IN THE CITY CENTRE [Eating establishments are listed from cheapest to most expensive.]

Konoba Fife 
Trumbićeva obala 11 
Tel: 021/345-223

Pizzeria Bakra 
Radovanova 2 
Tel: 021/488-488

Bistro Toć 
Šegvićeva 1 
Tel: 021/488-409 
Mob: 098/908 6050

Pizzeria Kaleta 
Zrinsko Frankopanska 9 
Tel: 021/360-378

Pizzeria Galija 
Tončićeva 12 
Tel: 021/347-932

Pizzeria Gušt 
Slavićeva 1 
Tel: 021/486-333

Pizzeria Maslina 
Teutina ulica 1a 
Tel: 021/314-988

Uje oil bar 
Dominisova 3 
Mob: 095/200 8008

Leština 2 
Tel: 021/394-440

Up Caffe 
Domovinskog rata 27a


Fast food None 
Bosanska 4 
Tel: 021/343-067

Döner kebab house 
Na tupini 1 
Tel: 095/577 4900



MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES (address and working hours)

Muzej hrvatskih arheoloških spomenika 
Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića 18 
Mon-Fri: 9 AM - 4 PM 
Sat: 9 AM - 2 PM

Arheološki muzej 
Zrinjsko-Frankopanska 25
Mon-Fri: 9 AM - 2 PM, 4 PM - 8 PM
Sat: 9 AM - 2 PM

Etnografski muzej 
Severova 1 
Mon-Fri: 9 AM - 4 PM
Sat: 9 AM - 1 PM

Hrvatski pomorski muzej 
Glagoljaška 18, Tvrđava Gripe
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 9 AM - 2.30 PM
Thu: 9 AM - 7 PM
Sat: 9 AM - 1 PM  

Prirodoslovni muzej 
Poljana kneza Trpimira 3 
Mon-Fri: 9 AM - 7 PM
Sat: 9 AM - 1 PM

Muzej grada Splita
Papalićeva 1
Mon-Fri: 9 AM - 5 PM
Sat: 9 AM - 1 PM

Galerija umjetnina
Kralja Tomislava 15 
Tue-Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sat-Sun: 10 AM - 2 PM

Galerija Meštrović 
Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića 46 
Tue-Sat: 9 AM - 4 PM
Sun: 10 AM - 3 PM

Kaštelet Crikvine
Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića 39 
Tue-Sat: 9 AM - 4 PM
Sun: 10 AM - 3 PM
Holy Mess: Sunday at 9 AM


Caffe bar Marul 
Trg braće Radić 2 
Tel: 021/339-068

Caffe Galerija umjetnina 
Kralja Tomislava 15 
Tel: 021/472-777