Valorization through research and preservation. The case of the ensemble of Hilișeu-Crișan, Botoșani county
The present study attempts to shed light on the history of the “Dormition of the Mother of God” wooden church ensemble of Hilișeu-Crișan, Botoșani County, and its founding family, the Curt family. Following the emergency rescue in 2021, coordinated by the ACTUM Association through the Ambulance for Monuments project, several findings, such as the inscriptions on the precinct wall statues and a few gaps that had formerly served as insertion holes for metallic attributes for the post-baroque Apostles statues ensemble, contribute to its identity as a solely orthodox cult church despite the legend of it being half catholic, but still consistently being tributary to Ukrainian and Polish influences in both sculpture and wooden architecture.
Cuvinte cheie: Hilișeu-Crișan, bisercă de lemn, statui, punere în siguranță, conservarea pietrei
Keywords: Hilișeu-Crișan, wooden church, statues, emergency rescue, stone conservation