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

Angelika Kauffmann Museum in Schwarzenberg

That's me! Children's portraits by Angelika Kauffmann

Angelika Kauffmann was a popular portrait painter. Her "Self portrait as a singer with sheet of music" from 1753 can be considered her first portrait of a child. The exhibition displays two early child portraits of Ercole and Antonio de Salis-Soglio. Her time in London resulted in a prolific amount of child portraits, several of which will be on display. The development process of the family portrait of the royal family from Naples, with their seven children, dating back to 1782-83, can be followed in the exhibition. Depictions of the infant Jesus and figures of children from history paintings round off the exhibition. Additionally, pupils from Schwarzenberg present a selection of historical toys which they display in relationship to the children in the portraits.

Opening times
1 May until 26 October 2016
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.

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: Tue 2 p.m.
July to September: 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
Roman Dorner T +43 (0)664 4309125
Konrad Schwarz T +43 (0)664 4232175

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
Fri - Sun 3 to 5 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 mid October, Tue and Fri 3 to 6 p.m.
Groups upon request

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

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