Dubrovački »zelenci«

The Story of the Dubrovnik Bronze Jacks

These movable bronze sculptures of mythical soldiers struck the hours on the Dubrovnik City Bell Tower, built in 1444-5, for more than four centuries

Sanctuary of St. Jerome's Church in Štrigova

The conservation of illusionistic wall paintings by John the Baptist Ranger in the sanctuary of the Baroque Pauline Church has been underway since 2000
Restauriranje dubrovačkog Tiziana

Conservation of the Dubrovnik’s Titian

The painting 'St Mary Magdalene, St Blaise, the Archangel Raphael with Tobias and the Donator' was painted by Tiziano Vecellio around 1550

Tulsamerican, the Legendary WW II Bomber

The aircraft wreck found in the vicinity of the island of Vis is the remains of an American Second World War bomber

Noble Castle of Sokolac

The mediaeval noble castle of Sokolac was the most important centre of the powerful Croatian princes of Krk in the region of Lika

European Year of Cultural Heritage

Events organized by the Croatian Conservation Institute

'Portal' Journal


Croatian Conservation Institute's periodical, Portal, is a peer-reviewed academic journal published annually since 2010. Directed at presenting research and professional papers on investigations, treatments, results, theoretical reflections and historical overviews, Portal is open to all those who wish to contribute, professionally and scholarly, to the reflection and promotion of art conservation and restoration. Owing to its comprehensive abstracts in English, the basic content of each paper is also available to international experts.

International Projects

Tracing the Art of the Straub Family

The Claustra Project – “Stone Barriers of the Roman Empire” Approved by the IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Slovenia-Croatia

EwaGlos – European Illustrated Glossary for Conservation Terms of Wall Painting and Architectonic Surfaces

Selected Topics

Secrets of Colours. A 15th-Century Handbook on the Preparation of Paints

Segreti per colori [Secrets of colours] is a collection of recipes for the preparation of paints, translated into Croatian for the first time in this Croatian Conservation Institute’s edition. The text, also known as the Bologna Manuscript, is a valuable source of insight into the technology of paint manufacture in the late Middle Ages.

Iznik – Ottoman Pottery from the Depths of the Adriatic

The bilingual catalogue was published to accompany the exhibition of the same name held at the Mimara Museum (May 18th – Sep 13th, 2015) and the Ethnographic Museum in Dubrovnik (Jul 15th – Sep 30th, 2016). The exhibition raised much interest among both the general and international professional public, presenting valuable archaeological material from a merchant ship that sank in the late 16th century in the Sveti Pavao shallows, off the island of Mljet.

The Renovation of St. James's Cathedral in Šibeniksvjakov_blog

Croatian Conservation Institute began in 2012 with the documenting, investigating and conservation trials on the stone sculpture in the interior of the presbytery and the main apse of St. James’s Cathedral in Šibenik. A major architectural achievement of the 15th and 16th century in Croatia, the Cathedral of Šibenik has won its global recognition in 2000, when it was entered in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Church of St. Mark in Zagreb: architecture, history, conservation

svmarko_mThe collection of six papers on the history of St. Mark’s Church was published to mark the completion of its year-long renovation. Croatian Conservation Institute, which supervised the larger part of the renovation, initiated the monograph, aiming to compile all existing insights into the construction history of the church, which revealed it to be a particularly multi-layered monument.

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