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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 - 25 October 2015
Angelika Kauffmann. Rome residence

When Angelika Kauffmann returned to Rome in 1782, she resided at Via Sistina 72, Trinità dei Monti. It is in this palazzo that the painter Anton Raphael Mengs had resided until his death in 1779. Her salon became a cosmopolitan meeting place for artists, aristocrats and intellectuals. Two self-portraits of Angelika Kauffmann's cousin Johann Kauffmann provide an insight into his impact on her work. The sculptor Johann Peter Kauffmann, a distant relative of the artist, is also acknowledged in the exhibition on the occasion of his 150th birthday. Important historical paintings and exemplary portraits from Kaufmann's creative Roman period round off the show.

Opening times
1 May until 25 October 2015
Tue to Sun: 10 to 5 p.m.
Guided tours for the public
Tue 4 p.m., Sun and bank holidays, 10.30 a.m.

Special exhibition 2015: "hüslo, bopplo, spielo". Children's toys, then and now
A selection of toys played with by children from the Bregenzerwald between the turn of the century and the 1960s is presented in the old wing of the museum. These old toys are compared with the favourite toys and themes of the children at Schwarzenberg primary school. Maybe a field of tension arises for the visitors, and memories of their own childhood are revived.

Opening times
22 March until 29 April 2015
Wed to Sat: 2 to 5 p.m., Sun 1 to 5 p.m.

Information
Schwarzenberg tourist information office
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.

14 June 2015 until 26 October 2016
"I, on the summit!" A history of women in the Alps
Alpinism was essentially a man's pursuit for a long time. However, there have always been mountain-climbing women. They were frequently seen as wild women of the mountains and even grubby witches. If at all, a lady was to enter into practically impassable territory by means of a sedan chair - carried on men's shoulders. The exhibition in the Women's Museum in Hittisau is a historico-cultural approach to the history of women in the Alps. The great female alpinists from the 19thand 20th centuries are presented. The exhibition presents female life stories and outlines of their lives, traces prejudices and animosities, demonstrates the self-empowerment of female alpinists, and examines differences regarding the motives of mountain-climbing women. At the same time, attention is drawen to those women who always lived and worked in the mountains: alpine farmers, alpine dairywomen, shepherdesses, porters, pachers, smugglers, hut landladies and mountain guides have their say.

Opening times
Wed 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Thur, Fr, 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 2015: Tue 2 p.m.
July to September 2015: Tue, Thur and Fri 2 p.m. - 4 p.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

Portrayal of the life and work of five personalities from Hittisau at around 1800. Collection of photos from day-to-day life in Hittisau (family trees, old photos, wedding photos, memorial photos, genealogical registers and histories of houses).

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

Life on the alp in days gone by - "Mountain farmers' old trade" exhibition.

Opening times
Mid-June until September: every Tue, Thu and Sun from 1 to 4 p.m.
Guided tours for groups available 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 3 to 6 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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