The seventh issue of the journal Portal, the yearly scientific and professional journal of the Croatian Conservation Institute, presents nineteen research and professional papers on various topics in the field of cultural heritage protection. Along with papers, Portal also provides an annual overview of all research programmes and conservation works that the Croatian Conservation Institute performed in the year prior to this issue (2015), in the form of catalogue items on the enclosed DVD.
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.