Südtiroler Landesmuseum für Volkskunde

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Collection

Since its establishment in 1976, the Folklore Museum has been collecting ethnological objects with a Tyrolean connection in order to ensure a holistic presentation and fulfil its scientific mission of collecting, documenting, keeping and displaying.
When in 1982 the South Tyrolean Wine Museum was incorporate into the Folklore Museum, the Wine Museum’s inventory expanded the existing collection.
A further expansion was witnessed in 1991 with the establishment of the second branch, the Museum of Hunting and Fishing at Wolfsthurn Castle.
The museum also possesses two photo collections, the Hugo Atzwanger collection and the Erika Groth Schmachtenberger collection, as well as a specialist library.

Inventory groups and emphasis

The collection

... contains objects from popular traditions and everyday culture, ergological objects, items related to occasions and customs;

... covers the era of preindustrial society from the 17th century up to the present day, with an emphasis on the period between 1850 and 1950;

... reflects interests and developments in ethnology and fulfils the tasks of an ethnological and open-air museum with objects from rural life and inventory groups such as popular religious practices, popular medicine, popular art, clothes and textiles, handicrafts and implements, furniture and furnishings, historical photographs, items from the archives, winegrowing, hunting and fishing, and musical instruments.

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