Restoration of the ancient Roman sculpture Augustus from Narona

nizetic posterAuthor: Josip Nižetić
Mentors: Ivo Donelli, Associate Professor; Siniša Bizjak, Assistant Professor

Department of Conservation-Restoration, Arts Academy of the University of Split (Croatia)
Study programme: Integrated undergraduate and graduate course of study in conservation-restoration
Specialization: Stone (5th year of study)


This poster is about the restoration works on the sculpture representing emperor Augustus of Narona. The Poster briefly explains all stages of work that begun with modelling of the missing leg to the final casting in ACRYSTAL acrylic resin. It contains photographs of the main stages of the process of restoration: photo before the restoration which depicts the sculpture condition before the very process of restoration.; after the restoration (final photo); depiction of the modelling process; depiction of the casting process; positioning of the cast and the original, modelling of the foot and cleaning with a steamer. The poster speaks about the issues of the sculpture which lead to the process of conservation and restoration, and also answers the questions: why, how and for what reason were certain conservation-restorative procedures applied on the specific parts of the sculpture.

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Short biography

JOSIP NIŽETIĆ is a student of the fifth year of conservation-restoration of stone, at the Arts Academy in Split. After having finished the Stonemason School at Pučišća, Brač, he has embarked on conservation-restoration course of study at the Arts Academy. Although stone working and safeguarding of stone monuments are his passion, he is also a member of an a capella singing group, a choir, and an orchestra.