The emphasis for special exhibitions is on individual themes, always with a strong local reference.
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Special exhibitions archive
On this page you will find an overview of previous special exhibitions.
Piggyback – transport on the back
from 16th May 2021 to 31st October 2022
Since time immemorial, the traveling trade has used a wide variety of backpack carrying devices and in the course of the agricultural year, on the mountain and in the valley, many activities were associated with the transport of materials: from harvesting over the litter, collecting wood and manure to alpine farming.
Even nowadays, schoolchildren, hikers and travelers carry the utensils of immediate needs – provisions, a change of clothes or the writing and reading materials – with them. You all know all too well the advantages of carrying it on your back: Your hands remain free for a snowball fight, for hiking sticks or for the map; the weight is stored in an effortless way and the locomotion can take place in an upright position.
As in many other areas, the changed living conditions in the 20th and 21st centuries have led to the further development – and also to the disappearance – of some traditional carrying devices.
On the occasion of the Euregio themed year "Transit - Transport - Mobility", the Folklore Museum showed backpack devices from its collection in a small exhibition, drawing a line into the present day.
Ceramic tableware from the Pustertal
from 26th May to 31st October 2017
prolonged until 31st October 2018
From the 18th to the 20th century the Pustertal was important for Tyrolean pottery because of the local clay deposits.
The hand-manufactured ceramic tableware provides information about the regional food culture and about the changes in the working world and life forms in a peasant region.
Farms without men: women’s everyday life in World War I
Poverty and misery, relief and gratitude
Socks, stockings, knee socks
Oh, Mary, help!
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