[Updated August 25th, 2015.]

Click here to view or download a PDF file of the conference program. Paper and poster abstracts can be viewed here.


Monday, September 14th, 2015

9:30 Poster hanging
Poster authors should set up their posters before registration hours.

10:00 Registration

10:45 Welcome notes

11:15 The Sculpture Park in Sisak: In search of answers
Sagita Mirjam Sunara (Croatia)
11:35 Discussion

Session 1: (THE) PUBLIC
11:40 Museum Collection in a Public Space

Agnieszka Wielocha (Poland)
12:00 Discussion
12:05 How the ‘Seven Deadly Agents of Destruction’ Can Help Preserve the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs 
Liesa Brierley, Ellinor Michel, Anthony Lewis, Chris Aldhous and Lois Olmstead (England, UK)
12:25 Discussion

12:30 Coffee/tea

12:50 When Art Meets Technology – Can the Love Affair Last? The legacy of the 1965 Sculpture Symposium at the California State University Long Beach and the challenges of maintaining a sculpture park on university campus
Rachel Rivenc, Julia Langenbacher, Rosa Lowinger, Christina Varvi, Maria Coltharp and Brian Trimble (USA)

13:10 Discussion
13:15 The Biedermeier Cemetery of St. Marx in Vienna: Planning, management and treatment implementation
Matea Ban and Martin Pliessing (Austria)

13:35 Discussion

13:40 Lunch

15:00 Roundtable „Reviving neglected sculpture parks in Croatia“
The roundtable will be open to the public. Consecutive translation of the addresses of the panellists from Croatian into English will be provided.

17:00 Closing remarks to end the first day of the conference

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Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

9:00 Short welcome

Conservation Plan for the Forma Viva Sculpture Park in Kostanjevica na Krki
Rok Dolničar and Miladi Makuc Semion (Slovenia)
9:30 Discussion
9:35 The Spoerri Sculpture Garden in Seggiano (Italy): Regular maintenance within a challenging environment
Alfredo Aldrovandi, Elisa Pannunzio and Luigi Vigna (Italy)
9:55 Discussion
10:00 The Eternal Youth of Capalbio’s Monsters: A preservative and preventive conservation project
Serena Vella, Claudia Bortolussi and Bruno Zanardi (Italy)

10:20 Discussion

10:25 Coffee/tea & bagels

Poster authors will give a five-minute oral highlight of their poster in the conference hall.

  • A Sculpture Park without Walls: The Olympic Sculpture Park
    Katherine Elizabeth Brown (USA)
  • Problems and Challenges Faced by Metal Outdoor Sculptures in Taiwan
    Meng-Ken Lee and Yi-Tsen Chen (Taiwan)
  • The Recreation of the Rijksmuseum Sculpture Garden Within the Amsterdam Cityscape
    Nicolas Diane Walter Verhulst, Alfred Wilgenburg, Isabelle Garachon and Frits Scholten (Belgium, The Netherlands)
  • Conservation in Arte Sella: A different criteria
    Anisia Novelli (Italy)
  • Conservation Issues of a Monumental Cemetery
    Silvia Salvini (Italy)
  • Repatination for Outdoor Bronze Sculpture Conservation: A comparative study
    Wafaa Anwar Mohamed, Mai Mohamed Rifai, Nabil Ahmed Abdel Ghany and Mohammed Samir Elmetwaly (Egypt)

11:45 Small SPark Ignites Big Discussion: The Vjenceslav Richter and Nada Kareš Richter Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
Mirta Pavić and Vesna Meštrić (Croatia)  
12:05 Discussion
12:10 The Restoration and Care of Zinc Sculptures in the Baroque Garden of Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark
Anders Ekstroem Loekkegaard (Denmark) 

12:30 Discussion
12:35 Local Treatment for Monochrome Outdoor Painted Metal Sculptures: Assessing the suitability of conservation paints for retouching
Nikki van Basten, Catherine Defeyt, Julia Langenbacher and Rachel Rivenc (The Netherlands, USA) 
13:55 Discussion

14:00 Lunch
This lunch is not included in the registration fee. Conference participants can have lunch at the conference venue (Hotel Panonija) or at one of the several restaurants in its immediate vicinity.

16:00 Defining and Preserving Sculptural Landscapes

Andrew Thorn (Australia)
16:20 Discussion
16:25 Conservation and Documentation of Site-Specific Collections
Marta Gómez Ubierna (Italy)
16:45 Discussion
16:50 La Comella or the Spirit of Non-Conservation. The Rufino Mesa Sculpture Garden
Aida Marín Yrigaray (Spain)
17:10 Discussion

17:15 Closing remarks to end the second day of the conference

17:30 Free time
Poster authors should take down their posters.

18:00 Conference dinner

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015


9:30 Bus boarding starts

9:45 The tour departs from Hotel Panonija

10:00 Visit to the former Research Institute of the Sisak Steelworks

10:45 Caprag: walking tour of the Sisak Sculpture Park

12:00 Departure from Sisak to Zagreb

13:00 Lunch at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

14:00 Tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

15:20 Departure from the Museum of Contemporary Art for the Richter Collection

15:45 Tour of the Richter Collection

16:30 Departure from Zagreb to Sisak
The bus will make two stops on the way back to Sisak: first at Zagreb Central Bus Station and then at Zagreb International Airport. Conference participants who wish to stay in Zagreb or those who have an evening flight can get off the bus.

17:30 Arrival in Sisak


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