October 2021

1st International Conference of Dubrovnik Research Library


October 2021


We delightfully announce that in March of the following year, the Dubrovnik Research Library will organize

1st International Conference of DRL entitled:

„Exhibition of the Heritage Items"


The conference will include a range of presentation formats including papers, posters and panel discussion. The conference will explore best practices in sustainable preventive conservation and risk management approaches to collection care before, during, and after display. New technologies and ideas can lead to qualitative experience improvements for the visitor while maintaining proper conditions for the preservation of the artefacts, although traditional approaches should not be neglected or misspresented either. The sessions are intended for curators, exhibit designers, preparators, conservators, librarians, archivists, security staff, and any others involved in exhibition planning, design and installation at cultural institutions.

We invite local and international colleagues and interested professionals to submit scientific or professional paper abstract until December, 2nd 2021.

Important dates:

-Receiving Abstracts – December 2nd 2021

-Notice of accepting the abstract - January 3rd, 2021

-Receipt of complete works - February 7th 2022

-Beginning of conference - March 24-25th 2022

The papers should be primarily focused on the following topics:

  • Assessing display requirements
  • Incorporating preservation and security into the exhibition process
  • Providing interactive experiences
  • Conservation-restoration for exhibition
  • Experiences with travelling exhibitions
  • Sustainable exhibit design


Authors can submit the following:

- Summary (up to 500 words, keywords);

- Poster (1 - 2 pages, graphic or textual presentation of selected topics);

Participation fee is 50 euro. Participation fee for students is 30 euro.

For all questions please email us at: drlconference@dkd.hr


Due to the uncertain situations with the Covid-19 virus pandemic, the conference will will be held as HYBRID (live and on-line) from March 24-25th, 2022.

Working language is English.

Time zone: Europe/Zagreb - UTC+1 hour