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 papers from both the Institute's staff, as well as 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.
In addition to the richly illustrated research and professional papers, Portal also features a CD containing an annual overview of all research and conservation programmes the Croatian Conservation Institute has conducted in the year preceding the issue.
Portal is a yearly scientific and professional journal of the Croatian Conservation Institute, covering a wide range of topics in the field of cultural heritage protection.
Articles (in the second issue of the journal) address various topics: from theoretical reflections and the history of conservation-restoration practice in Croatia to accounts of long-term and comprehensive conservation-restoration works, such as those in the Old Town of Hrvatska Kostajnica or the results of individual investigations like the analysis of the stone-masonry markings on the Veliki Tabor Castle or the research of the Kaštel Palace in Tar...
In its first issue, authors address a number of topics and present researches in conservation-restoration and similar disciplines. The journal contributes to the theory and practice of protecting Croatian cultural heritage, especially focusing on direct interventions on the artefacts themselves. The featured CD presents the Croatian Conservation Institute’s overview of research and works for the year 2009, in the form of 273 catalogue items.