STUDIENGEBÄUDE ALPENSTRASSE

Alpenstraße 75
5020 Salzburg

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E Mag. Urd Vaelske
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APPLIED ARTS AND EVERYDAY CULTURE

History

The goal of keeping awake the memory of Salzburg’s nature, history, art and cultural history since the foundation of the Salzburg Museum in 1834 has also led to the collecting of objects from the applied arts and cultural history. The number and variety of objects are constantly growing; since the 1970s, they have been assembled in their own Applied Arts Collection and curated according to museum practice. In 2006, it was given the name of Applied Arts and Everyday Culture.

Collection range (sample overview)

The great range of today’s collection includes everything from the pontifical gloves made from costly materials of the Salzburg prince archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau (ruled 1587-1612) dated 1588, to the gaily colourful Salzburg biscuit box from the time around 1960.  It is a range that demonstrates not only the variety but also the change in significance and values in our “culture of things”. 

Inventory Overview

With this wide range of extremely disparate objects and artefacts the collection preserves and curates in its depots fascinating testimonies to the history of people and their lives. A rich inventory of burghers’ clothing including numerous accessories illustrates not only fashion from the eighteenth century until the present day, but also the changing understanding of the roles played in life. Home life is documented on the one hand in splendid ovens, tiles, tapestries and furniture, ranging from the Renaissance cabinet to the 1950s kidney table, on the other hand in everyday utensils and furnishings. Leisure and entertainment are illustrated in apparatus for games and sports, decorative tobacco boxes and pipes, objects relating to clubs and associations, ball gifts, curiosities, souvenirs and “kitsch”. We are given a view of the changing world of work through guild objects, pharmacy equipment, medical apparatus and historical artisan and handicraft tools.  Special collections such as scientific apparatus and globes supply valuable information on Salzburg’s cultural history.     

New acquisitions

bjects in the Applied Arts and Everyday Culture Collection are on display in the exhibited permanent collections of the Salzburg Museum in the Neue Residenz and in the Fortress Museum. Because of its widely diverse thematic orientation, the holdings of this collection frequently supply a great variety of exhibitions in the Salzburg Museum and also in external museums. They also provide the basis for individual monographic and theme-related exhibitions.   

Transparency and function

Objects in the Applied Arts and Everyday Culture Collection are on display in the exhibited permanent collections of the Salzburg Museum in the Neue Residenz and in the Fortress Museum. Because of its widely diverse thematic orientation, the holdings of this collection frequently supply a great variety of exhibitions in the Salzburg Museum and also in external museums. They also provide the basis for individual monographic and theme-related exhibitions.   
   

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