Jakovlje Mansion and Sculpture Park, Croatia

JUKOPILA LOCHERT posterAuthors: Eni Jukopila and Martina Lochert
Mentor: Assistant Professor Alen Novoselec, MA

Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb (Croatia)
Study programme: Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art
Specialization: Sculpture (4th and 5th year of study)


The conservation and restoration project of Jakovlje mansion and sculpture park was conceived as practical training for students of the 3rd, 4th and 5th years of study, under the mentorship of professor Alen Novoselec. Jakovlje mansion and its sculpture park are situated beneath the northern slopes of the Croatian Mount Medvednica, in the settlement and municipality of the same name. The Mansion was built in three phases, from the 16th century to after the earthquake in 1880, when it  was renovated and redesigned in the Historicist style. The conservation-restoration works were initiated primarily to prevent further deterioration of the complex. The Renovation project included the reconstruction of the mansion’s north wing, the renovation of the wooden joinery, the conservation-restoration of the architectural plastic and decoration and the renovation of the Sculpture Park. The poster presents the investigative works and the conservation-restoration works preformed so far on the mansion’s architectural stuccowork and decoration, as well as on two sculptures in Jakovlje Sculpture Park.

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Short biographies

MARTINA LOCHERT was born in Zagreb, in 1991. She finished primary school in Križ, and the primary music school in Ivanić Grad. She graduated from the School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb, in 2010. Currently she is in her final year of the Master’s degree programme of the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. The teme of her final thesis is "Restoration works on the facade elements in the window zone of the Jakovlje Mansion."

ENI JUKOPILA was born in Pula, in 1991. She attended primary school in Labin and, in 2010,  completed School of Applied Arts and Design in Pula. She is currently a fourth-year student at the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.