Mihaela Skurić
COUNTRY : Croatia
CITY : Dubrovnik
STRUCTURE TYPE : Public body
STRUCTURE : Institute for the Restoration of Dubrovnik
FUNCTION: Director

Main tasks

– Management plan development and implementation for the World Heritage Site Old City of Dubrovnik ;
– Restoration projects for heritage buildings and infrastructure ;
– Project leadership in heritage ;
– Risk management for heritage buildings.

About us

Heritage is being restored and adapted to modern-day users. Old cities thrive with life and resilience to emerging challenges. The recognition and value that heritage receives from citizens, experts, and decision-makers is a testament to its importance. Heritage must inspire and motivate the younger generation to preserve it for future ones.
Graduated from the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Zagreb, Construction Department in 2003. Fulfilled the conditions and took a professional examination. Since 2009 a member of the Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers.
In 2021 became a university specialist, finishing the postgraduate expert study of Strategic planning and sustainable development at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism in Zagreb.
Started working in 2003 as a site engineer on infrastructure and buildings projects. In 2006 was an adviser to the General manager of Dubrovnik Airport.
From 2011 worked at the Institute for the Restoration of Dubrovnik as a project manager. From 2018 appointed as the director of the Institute for the Restoration of Dubrovnik, responsible for leading heritage restoration projects funded by local and governmental authorities, and EU funds. Chairs the executive management board for the WHS Old City of Dubrovnik.

Current projects

– Anti-seismic repair of blocks of heritage buildings ;
– Restoration of pavement ;
– Reconstruction of public squares and buildings ;
– Implementation of the World Heritage Site Management plan ;
– Development of Capacity building strategy for stakeholders.


Fundations to our future.


Climate change, risk management, sustainable development, heritage impact assessment, community involvement, traditional materials and crafts, archeological public parks, sustainable traffic, tourism pressure, urban planning.