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Webinar "Materials and Methods for Public Art Conservation. Strategies for contemporary murals"

Webinar “Materials and Methods for Public Art Conservation. Strategies for contemporary murals”

“MATERIALS AND METHODS FOR PUBLIC ART CONSERVATION. STRATEGIES FOR CONTEMPORARY MURALS” (8-9-10 April, 2021) organized by CESMAR7 ended successfully and with a wide and lively participation. During the three days event, contributions on project results from all the partnership teams alternated with helpful insights for restorers and conservators. The first day opened with Dominique Scalarone (University of Turin, project leader) and saw various speakers on evolution of art in public spaces issues, with the contributions of Maria Fratelli and Clara Amodeo (journalist, Another Scratch in the Wall); subsequently the discussion moved on to......


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......