The TrArS project is aimed at researching and presenting the artistic work of members of the Straub family of sculptors who worked in Central Europe in the eighteenth century and left behind a religious heritage of the highest art value.
Besides the Croatian Conservation Institute, project partners are the Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites, Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, and the Universities of Ljubljana and Graz, together with associate researchers from other heritage, religious, scientific and educational institutions. The project is co-funded by the European Commission through the Creative Europe Programme.
Through the cycle of events European Baroque in my Homeland: Socializing with the Straub Family Heritage we want to emphasize the treasures of their own heritage in a wider, European context. The local heirs are crucial to the preservation of their own heritage: they recognize places, objects, customs, and traditions as an expression of their values, knowledge and beliefs.
The presentation of the project in the parish church of St John in Gornja Jelenska, in the presence of two altars by Franz Anton Straub and his associates, will be held on 22 June, starting at 7 p.m. The event is organised by the Croatian Conservation Institute, the Parish of Gornja Jelenska, the Town of Popovača, the Ivanje Association and the Popovača Tourist Board.