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Insights into the history, lifestyle and creative activity are provided by lively museums and exhibitions.

Angelika Kauffmann Museum in Schwarzenberg

1 May - 26 October 2014
Angelika Kauffmann.
Heyday, London


After years spent teaching and travelling in Italy Angelika Kauffmann, at the tender age of 25, established her first studio in London in 1766. Only a week after her arrival, she visited the famous painter Sir Joshua Reynolds. The influential peer and the young artist painted each other's portraits. When, in 1768, the Royal Academy of Arts was established with Reynolds as its president, Angelika Kauffmann and the still life painter Mary Moser were the only female founding members. Commissions from the royal family and from the nobility started off Kauffmann's career in England. Kauffmann also experienced successes in the field of historical painting.

Special exhibition: Swabian children "dahoam und foat" ("at home and abroad")

The objective of the exhibition, which is part of a project about Swabian children, is to provide insights into the world of Swabians/children in a rurally structured community such as Schwarzenberg in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The focus is placed on the children's situation: the children that stayed at home, and the children that had to move away to Swabia.

Opening times
1 May - 26 October 2014
Tue to Sun: 10 to 5 p.m.
Guided tours for the public
Tue 4 p.m., Sun 10.30 a.m.

Information
Schwarzenberg Tourismus
T +43 (0)5512 3570
www.schwarzenberg.at
www.angelika-kauffmann.com

The Women’s Museum in Hittisau

Hittisau Women's Museum is the first and only museum dedicated to women in Austria. Its mission is to visualise and document the creative works of women and women's (hi)stories.
Hittisau Women's Museum presents changing exhibitions which examine topics from the fields of history, art, architecture, social history, ethnology, craftsmanship, etc. from a female point of view. Attention is paid to switching between or combining regional and international points of view.
To accompany the exhibitions, the Women's Museum offers an extensive supporting programme of individually organised special guided tours, talks, workshops, concerts, readings and film showings.

June 2014 to February 2015
Embroidered morals
"There's no place like home", "Home sweet home", "Bless this house": cotton and linen tea towels bearing such sayings were a staple in practically every home once upon a time. Embroidered wishes, words of wisdom and aphorisms in the kitchen and the living room, bedroom and laundry room gave the inhabitants appropriate, religious, moral or even ironic and subversive pieces of wisdom to help them through the day. Tea towels bearing sayings had their heyday in the period between 1870 and 1930. However, they could still be found in the kitchens of many a home right through to the 1950s. Originally made fashionable by the bourgeoisie of the "Gründerzeit" (promoterism), the embroidered textiles soon found their way into the homes of farmers, the petty bourgeois and workers.

Opening times
Thur and Fr 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat and Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guided tours for the public
Mon 6 p.m.

Information
T +43 (0)5513 6209-30
www.frauenmuseum.at

Alberschwende local history museum

Bregenzerwald style of home furnishings: “From flax to linen”

opening times
upon request

Information
Alberschwende Tourismus
T +43 (0)5579 4233

Bezau local history museum

A typical residential building, maintained in its original style. It holds national costumes, offers insight into the style of home furnishing in days gone by, and displays a valuable collection of sacral art.

opening times with guided tours
October to June: Tue 2 p.m.,
July to September: Tue, Thur and Sat 3.30 p.m.,
Wed 10 a.m.

For further guided tours (including of groups), please register at: T +43 (0)664 73513036

Information
Bezau Tourismus
T +43 (0)5514 2295

Mesmer’s barn in Alberschwende

Agricultural museum

Opening times
upon request

Information
Alberschwende Tourismus
T +43 (0)5579 4233

Hittisau alpine dairy farm museum

Historical alpine dairy kitchen with cheese-making and milk processing equipment, guided tour and cheese tasting.

opening times
Wed 10 a.m. with guided tour (reservation required) and following prior request

Information
Hittisau Tourismus
T +43 (0)5513 6209-50

Images of 19th century life in Hittisau

The life and works of five exceptional personalities all born around 1800 in Hittisau are exhibited.

opening times
upon request

Information
Hittisau Tourismus
T +43 (0)5513 6209-50

Egg Museum

Oldest museum in the valley area (founded in 1904). Permanent exhibition (traditional costumes, customs and home furnishings). Special exhibitions with a regional theme.

Opening times
Thur, Fri, Sat 3 to 5 p.m.
Sun 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Information
T +43 (0)664 1124341
museum@egg.at
www.eggmuseum.at

“uf m Tannberg” alpine museum in Schröcken

Alpine life in days gone by. “Der Heuzug von damals” photo exhibition. Wall charts on the subject of "Swabian children".

Opening times
June: every Sun from 1 to 4 p.m.
July to mid September: every Thur & Sun from 1 to 4 p.m.
October: upon request

Information
Warth-Schröcken Tourismus
T +43 (0)5519 2670
www.alpmuseum.at

Franz Michael Felder Museum in Schoppernau

Franz Michael Felder was a farmer, writer and social reformer and is  one of the most historically significant personalities from the  Bregenzerwald. The exhibition is an exploration of his life and works.

Opening times
Mo 4 to 6 p.m., Thur 9 to 11 a.m.,
Fri 5 to 7 p.m., Sun 9.30 to 11.30 a.m.
groups: reservation required

Information
Schoppernau Tourismus
T +43 (0)5515 2495

Kulisse Pfarrhof in Damüls

100 years' skiing history and tourism in Damüls: Exhibition "Woods.Walser.Winter spot".

Opening times
June to October, Tue and Fri 2 to 5 p.m.
Groups upon request

Information
Damüls Tourismus
T +43 (0)5510 620-0
www.damuels.at

Felber's Crooked House in Sibratsgfäll

In 1999, 70 million cubic metres of rock swept down into the valley, destroying forest, field and alpine areas in its wake, in addition to 17 buildings. Since then, Felber's house has been crooked, and can be visited as part of guided tours.

Opening times
upon request

Information
Sibratsgfäll Tourismus
T +43 (0)5513 2112-13

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