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An unexpected discovery – a sculpture by Joseph Straub in Gorizia

The members of the Slovenian team of the TrArS project informally came across the information that a sculpture attributed to Joseph Straub is kept in the storage of the Musei Provinciali di Gorizia. We contacted the curator of the museum Alessandro Quinzi, who had attributed the sculpture to Joseph Straub just recently (the sculpture has not yet been published).

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Tracing the Straub family in Wiesensteig – new discoveries in the archives

The research in the Parish St Cyriacus and in the City Archives of the Straub Family’s hometown Wiesensteig and the following analysis of the collected data brought some interesting and new discoveries, which could be added to the family tree recently. The Austrian art historian Julia Strobl travelled to Baden-Württemberg in October 2018. Unlimited access to the archives was generously provided by the parish priest Ralf Baumgartner as well as by the Mayor Gebhard Tritschler, a special thanks also to the historian Helmut Poloczek, who supported the research on site.

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Intervention works on four polychromed wooden sculptures from the high altar in the parish church of St Daniel in Štanjel

During the process of collecting and documenting the artworks made by the members of the Straub family in Slovenia, V. Pavlič, V. Benedik and S. Dolinšek visited the parish church of St Daniel in Štanjel.

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The high altar of St Henry in the Church of St Henry in Pohorje, Frajhajm

Members of the Slovenian team (V. Pavlič, S. Dolinšek, V. Benedik) visited the Succursal Church of St Henry for the first time in April 2018. Our focus was the high altar, attributed to Joseph Straub. We documented the altar and made a small on-site study for the purpose of collecting and documenting the artworks made by the members of the Straub family.

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The examination of selected artworks by Philipp Jakob Straub

A pilot project of the Institute for Art History (University of Graz) and the Institute for Geodesy (Technical University Graz)

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