The ninth issue of Portal journal, annual scientific and professional publication of the Croatian Conservation Institute, features eleven papers that cover topics in cultural heritage protection. Eight of those are original scientific papers with one article from categories preliminary notification, review articles and professional paper. Ten articles were published in Croatian and one in English. Attached to the articles is a CD containing a catalogue of the Institute’s conservation work in 2017.
Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kaštel Štafilić is a perfect example of a structure that combines traditional elements and Baroque stylistic forms. It was built in 1765 by Ignacije Macanović Raguseo from Trogir. The chapel and the sacristy were added ten years later.
The Republic of Ragusa was formed from the medieval Dubrovnik commune. Though at the center of geopolitical interests of big powers, Respublica Ragusina succeeded in preserving its freedom and independence for centuries (1358-1808), ensuring the prosperity of the economy of intermediate trading and maritime transport, and the development of culture and science.
Chapel of St. Wolfgang above Klenovnik is a late-Gothic stone single-nave structure with a polygonal sanctuary, but the bell tower on the façade was added at a later date. The chapel is located on the ridge of a hill, and an old pilgrim’s trail leads to the church with Baroque stone stations along the path. The youngest monument of late Middle Ages in northwest Croatia is unique because of its location, patrocinium, and structural characteristics. Harmony between the chapel architecture and surrounding landscape creates an exceptional ambience.