Books and Proceedings
Books and Proceedings
The international project Tracing the Art of the Straub Family studied the heritage of the Straub family of sculptors. Croatian Conservation Institute (project leader), Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites, Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, and Universities of Ljubljana and Graz participated in its implementation together with associate researchers from other heritage, religious, scientific and educational institutions. The project was co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Conservation-Restoration Work and Research on Two Altarpieces from the Churches of Our Lady of Carmel and Domino (All Saints) in Dubrovnik
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.