Tag: University of Split


The presentation of the documentary Time Has Not Helped in Split, Croatia

The presentation of the documentary Time Has Not Helped in Split, Croatia

The presentation of the documentary Vrijeme nije pomoglo (Time Has Not Helped) in Split, Croatia, took place on December 9, 2019 at the famous Zlatna vrata (Golden Gates) Cinematheque. The movie was presented by Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split), who co-authored the film with Dragan Đokić (Studio Baranda). The film was produced with funds that the University of Split received for the implementation of the CAPuS project. Time Has Not Helped focuses on the monumental outdoor sculpture Door that artist Branko Ružić (1919 – 1997) produced in Sisak in 1984. Badly......


An unexpected project outcome: from artist interview to autobiography book

An unexpected project outcome: from artist interview to autobiography book

As a part of the CAPuS project, in June 2018 Sagita Mirjam Sunara and Tina Tomšič (University of Split) interviewed Jelena Trpković, an artist who participated in the Sisak Steelworks Fine Artists’ Colony in 1980. Although Trpković did not produce a sculpture in Sisak (she is a painter), through the interview she contributed to the research into the history of the colony and the context in which the artworks were created. Before the interview Trpković revealed that during her stay in Sisak she exchanged letters with her husband, in which she gave......


Raising public awareness of outdoor sculpture preservation issues through an exhibition and a documentary

Raising public awareness of outdoor sculpture preservation issues through an exhibition and a documentary

Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split) and Romana Tekić (Slavonski Brod Art Gallery) authored the exhibition Door, Variations, which showcased ten works by the renowned Croatian sculptor Branko Ružić (1919 – 1997), all on the theme of the door. The exhibition aimed to commemorate the centenary of Ružić’s birth, and to point out the importance of conservation-restoration works for the purpose of preserving outdoor sculptures. The exhibition was held in Slavonski Brod (The Vladimir Becić Art Salon, September 12 – October 9, 2019) and Sisak (Sisak Municipal Musem, October 15 – November......


Two presentations of the CAPuS project in Chennai, India

Two presentations of the CAPuS project in Chennai, India

On August 24, 2019, Sagita Mirjam Sunara and Vedran Perkov (University of Split) gave a talk on the CAPuS project at the Faculty of Architecture of the Dr M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute in Chennai, India. The presentation was primarily intended for participants of the “Smart Tools – International Urban Design and Conservation Workshop”, which Sunara co-led with Shraddha Bhatawadekar (Brandenburg University of Technology) and Cathy Daly (University of Lincoln). The lecture was a part of Madras Week – a festival that commemorates the founding of Madras (now Chennai), the capital of......


8th Conservation-Restoration Workshop in the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park

8th Conservation-Restoration Workshop in the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park

The 8th Conservation- Restoration Workshop in the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park took place in Sisak, Croatia, from 17th to 23rd June 2019. The workshop was organized and led by Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split). Sisak Municipal Museum provided a space for lectures, and the Museum’s conservator-restorer Neven Peko transported the participants to and from the sculpture park. Accompanied by Moira Bertasa, researcher at the Chemistry Department of the University of Turin, five conservation-restoration students from Turin participated in the workshop: Anna Collarin, Valeria Gugliermina, Gaia Pachì, Cristina Scarrone and Camila Ayelen......


Lecture at the 2019 Festival of Science in Split, Croatia

Lecture at the 2019 Festival of Science in Split, Croatia

Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split) participated at the 2019 Festival of Science in Split, where she gave a talk on the painted steel sculpture Object II by Josip Diminić (1979) from the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park. The lecture titled “U potrazi za izgubljenim bojama: konzerviranje-restauriranje skulpture Objekt II autora Josipa Diminića iz Parka skulptura Željezare Sisak” was held in the northern tower of the Split University Library on April 9, 2019. The sculpture Object II had been in a state of great deterioration and underwent an extensive conservation-restoration treatment in 2014.......


Presentation of the CAPuS project at the 14th Night of Museums in Croatia

Presentation of the CAPuS project at the 14th Night of Museums in Croatia

IT expert Toni Tabak, university teacher and researcher Sagita Mirjam Sunara, and conservation-restoration student Jelena Hudinčec (University of Split) presented the CAPuS project at the 14th Night of Museums in Sisak. The Night of Museums (Croatian: Noć muzeja) is an annual event held across Croatia, usually on the last Friday in January, in which entry to museums and cultural institutions is free. This year’s event focused on innovations and the digital future. Sisak Municipal Museum prepared a rich and varied program for the 2019 edition of the Night of Museums. It included......


Poster presentation at the international symposium Acting in Contemporary Art Conservation in Amersfoort and Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Poster presentation at the international symposium Acting in Contemporary Art Conservation in Amersfoort and Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split) presented a poster at the international symposium Acting in Contemporary Art Conservation, which was held in Amersfoort and Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 15th and 16th November 2018.  Organized by the Dutch Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (SBMK), the two-day symposium included 20 oral presentations and 21 poster presentations. More than a hundred proposals from all over the world were received! Sunara’s poster “Of Art and Men: The Conservator as Story Collector” focuses on the interviews she is conducting as a part of the research......


Poster presentation at the International Institute for Conservation (IIC) Congress in Turin, Italy

Poster presentation at the International Institute for Conservation (IIC) Congress in Turin, Italy

Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split) presented a poster at the 27th Biennial Congress of the International Institute for Conservation, which was held in Turin, Italy, from 10th to 14th September 2018. The Congress brought together heritage professionals from over 50 countries to discuss and explore the topic of preventive conservation. Sunara presented the poster “Preventive Conservation in an Outdoor Sculpture Collection”, which she produced in collaboration with Neven Peko (Sisak Municipal Museum) and Ivana Miletić Čakširan (Monuments Care Office in Sisak, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia). The CAPuS......


7th Conservation-Restoration Workshop in the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park

7th Conservation-Restoration Workshop in the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park

A group of conservation-restoration students of the Arts Academy in Split participated in a theoretical and practical workshop focused on the preservation, interpretation and stewardship of outdoor sculpture, which took place in Sisak, Croatia, from September 24th to September 30th, 2018. The 7th Conservation-Restoration Workshop in the Sisak Steelworks Sculpture Park was organized and led by Dr Sagita Mirjam Sunara (University of Split), with assistance from Tina Tomšič, intern at the Conservation-Restoration Department of the Arts Academy in Split. Six students participated in the workshop: Jelena Hudinčec (5th year), Tamara Kaličanin (4th......