Dialogues with Heritage 2011-2017
Tuesday, Oct 10 2017

The collection entitled "Dialogues with Heritage 2011-2017 - The First Six Years" was presented at the University of Rijeka Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.  The presentation was organized by the Department for Research and Protection of Cultural Property at the Department of Art History and was held within the framework of the event "Days of European Heritage 2017."

The "Dialogues with Heritage" are a scientific and professional conference, organized by the Department of Art History at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka and the Croatian National Board of ICOMOS in co-operation with the Croatian Restoration Institute, each year around the 18th of April. They are currently less well known than the "Days of European Heritage" taking place in September. This somewhat neglected date marks both the "World Heritage Day", as well as it honours conservationists, conservator-restorers and others who work on the protection and preservation of cultural heritage.  It is conceived not only as a place for presenting conservation and conservation-restauration interventions, research, conservation plans, project proposals, or solutions to some conservation problems, but, above all, as an open discussion meeting with the intent of yet again stimulating the debate concerning the issues of cultural heritage protection. "Dialogues with Heritage" are the only such conference in Croatia.

The Collection was presented by: the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean, Professor Ines Srdoč Konestra, Ph.D., the Head of the Department of Art History Assistant Professor Damir Tulić, Ph.D., Assistant Director of the Croatian Conservation Institute Ms. Blanda Matica and Ivo Glavaš, Ph.D., from the Cultural Heritage Management Board of the Ministry of Culture, Department of Conservation in Šibenik. The presentation was moderated by the organizer of the conference Marijan Bradanović, Ph.D.

"Dialogues... are not a conference which leans towards a purely scientific direction. It tends to go towards an openness to both students and cultural heritage enthusiasts. This collection will show a wide range of the art historian's profession, summarizing very different initiatives carried out in the first six years. I must emphasize that the Department of Art History is one of the smallest departments at our Faculty and despite its staffing capacity in a numerical sense, conducts the most activities which promote its science and profession. I can say it's our most visible department. I congratulate colleague Bradanović, who is also the editor of the collection, as well as each and every person who has been involved in the realization of this project over the last six years," Madam Dean concluded.


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