The museum's holdings include two photo collections:

Hugo Atzwanger Collection
Hugo Atzwanger (1883-1960) was a talented painter, draftsman and photographer. From 1939 to 1943 he photographed numerous farms and settlements in South Tyrol on behalf of the “SS-Ahnenerbe” cultural commission.

Erika Groth-Schmachtenberger Collection
Erika Groth-Schmachtenberger (1906-1992), photographer from Germany, worked internationally. She traveled through South Tyrol several times in the 1950s and 1960s and captured the country and its people in pictures.

The nearly 30,000 photos date from the period between 1930 and 1970.

Use of images
If you would like to use photographs from the collection of the South Tyrolean Folklore Museum for publications, for personal, non-commercial or commercial use, you must obtain a written licence. For guidance on this, please email or call 0039 0474 552087.


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As a precautionary measure to help contain the further spread of coronavirus, all events in the current year have been cancelled

Until further notice the mediation offer is limited to short guided tours outdoors for small groups (max. 10 people) in compliance with the safety and protective measures (e.g. wearing mouth-nose protection). Advance booking is required.

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