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...
This architectural study of the Stanzia Grande in Savudrija is based on archival and conservation research, which the Croatian Conservation Institute conducted in 2010. Stanzia Grande (Villa Cesare) was constructed as a villa with a country estate for Fabris, a nobleman from Piran, to be used for silkworm farming. It was reconstructed and expanded in 1877 for Carlo Cesare, a ship-owner from Trieste.
The brochure was featured for the exhibition presenting the second phase of conservation work on the Veliki Tabor Castle. The conservation-restoration programme included a renovation of exteriors and roofs and a complete construction recovery of the complex, allowing the visitors access to the castle.