1st International Conference of Dubrovnik Research Library


The Dubrovnik Research Library is organizing 1st International Conference of DRL entitled: „Exhibition of the Heritage Items", which will be held on-line from September 28-30,  2022, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia.   


 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 misrepresented 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 and considering the long-lasting efforts carried out to protect and preserve our heritage, we would like to have an multidisciplinary approach to the subject and include everyone who played a part in the preservation, monitoring, conservation, protection and promotion of the Heritage.

Participation is free.

Working language is English.

Time zone: Europe/Zagreb - UTC+2 hours

WEBSITE:   www.drlconference.dkd.hr 



Jeanne Drewes, Retired as the Chief of Binding and Collections Care in the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress, United States

Matija Strlic, Deputy Director of UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, United Kingdom

Valentina Ljubic Tobisch, Freelancer conservator and consultant in the field of conservation and restoration as well as museological and preventive conservation tasks,  Austria

Iva Gobić-Vitolović, Head of the Conservation and Restoration Department at the  State Archives in Rijeka, Croatia 

Roger S. Wieck, Melvin R. Seiden Curator and Department Head of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York, United States

Rasha A. Shaheen, Senior Photographs and Paper Conservator at The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt


The main topic is „Exhibition of the Heritage Items“, which includes exploration of best practices in sustainable preventive conservation and risk management approaches to collection care before, during, and after display.


Materials: Art and cultural artifacts in libraries, archives, museums and galleries


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
  • Experiences with travelling exhibitions
  • Sustainable exhibit design


The deadline to submit your Poster abstract is May 16th, 2022


We invite local and international colleagues and interested professionals to submit scientific or professional poster abstract until May, 16th 2022


Authors can submit the following:

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




Dr. Dragica Krstić, National and University library of Zagreb

doc. art. Sanja Serhatlić, University of Dubrovnik, Department for Art and                                                         Restoration

Dr. Denis Vokić, University of Dubrovnik, Department for Art and Restoration

Dr. Jasna Malešič, National and University Library of Slovenia 

Mgr. art. Barbara Davidson, ArtD., Member of the Committee of E.C.C.O., City Gallery of Bratislava



-Receiving Abstracts – May, 16th  2022

-Notice of accepting the abstract – June 27th 2022

-Receipt of complete works – August 27th 2022

-Beginning of conference – September 28-30th 2022

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