The heritage of the Straub family of sculptors was researched in the international project Tracing the Art of the Straub Family (www.trars.eu). Besides the Croatian Conservation Institute (project leader), the Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites, Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia and the Universities of Ljubljana and Graz participated in its implementation, together with associate researchers from other heritage, religious, scientific and educational institutions. The project was co-funded by the European Commission through the Creative Europe programme.
The ninth issue of Portal journal, annual scientific and professional publication of the Croatian Conservation Institute, features eleven papers that cover topics in cultural heritage protection. Eight of those are original scientific papers with one article from categories preliminary notification, review articles and professional paper. Ten articles were published in Croatian and one in English. Attached to the articles is a CD containing a catalogue of the Institute’s conservation work in 2017.
Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Kaštel Štafilić is a perfect example of a structure that combines traditional elements and Baroque stylistic forms. It was built in 1765 by Ignacije Macanović Raguseo from Trogir. The chapel and the sacristy were added ten years later.
The Republic of Ragusa was formed from the medieval Dubrovnik commune. Though at the center of geopolitical interests of big powers, Respublica Ragusina succeeded in preserving its freedom and independence for centuries (1358-1808), ensuring the prosperity of the economy of intermediate trading and maritime transport, and the development of culture and science.