The letter in a bottle

CVITANOVIC VOKIC posterAuthors: Nikolina Cvitanović and Marin Vokić
Mentor: Expert Associate Sanja Serhatlić

University of Dubrovnik, Department of Art and Restoration
Study programme: Conservation and Restoration
Specialization: Paper (1st year of the Master's programme)


The poster talks about the process of restoration of two letters found inside a wall of Saint Mark’s Cathedral on the island of Korčula which have been there sealed inside a bottle and built in a wall for over a hundred years. Some history of the letters themselves is given as well as what is written on them to show that objects which we get to restore sometimes have a pretty interesting and big history behind them. The accent of the poster is put on the story behind the letters and the state before, during and after restoration process.

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Short biographies

NIKOLINA CVITANOVIĆ was born in Dubrovnik in 1992. She attended the Diocesan Classical Gymnasium "Ruđer Bošković" in Dubrovnik. She enrolled in the Art and Restoration Department of the University of Dubrovnik in 2011, specializing in paper conservation. Nikolina is currently a 4th-year student. During her practical studies at the University of Dubrovnik and at the Instituto per l'Arte e il Restauro Palazzo Spinelli in Florence, she worked on  graphics, geographical maps, books, parchment, leather etc.

MARIN VOKIĆ was born in Virovitica in 1992. He graduated from the School of Applied Arts and Graphic Design in Zagreb. He studies conservation and restoration of paper, parchment and leather objects at the University of Dubrovnik since 2011. He also practiced paper conservation and restoration at the Instituto per l’Arte e il Restauro Palazzo Spinelli in Florence. In addition to this, he apprentices at the "K-R centar" studio in Dubrovnik, where he works on easel paintings and polychromed wood.