Books and Proceedings
Books and Proceedings
The book’s author, Dr. Zoraida Demori Staničić provides a first systematic analysis of a body of icons that originated in Dalmatia from the 13th to 19th century, interpreting their role in the region’s religious and cultural life. These holy pictures, celebrated with a “high degree of veneration”, served as material strongholds for both personal and public devotions over the long centuries of the Middle Ages. As the most precious symbols of every community, icons became even more prominent during the Catholic Reformation, after the Council of Trent.
The book that accompanies the eponymous exhibition, on view at the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb, presents the result of interdisciplinary research of the church of St. Nicholas the Bishop in Žumberak that the Croatian Conservation Institute conducted in the period from 2004 to 2016.
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.
Wall Paintings in the City of Dubrovnik resulted from years of efforts by the Croatian Conservation Institute’s employees and their associates in researching and renovating monuments in the Dubrovnik region, which included a programme of cataloguing wall paintings that has been conducted since 2011 with the support of the City of Dubrovnik.
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.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Ludbreg Conservation Centre, which was celebrated on December 5th, 2014 at Batthyány Mansion, the Croatian Conservation Institute published a brochure about the Centre’s foundation and efforts in protecting Croatian cultural heritage.