The vorarlberg museum combines history with the present and tells about people and things. It’s mission is “not to show the history of Vorarlberg, but many Vorarlberg stories.” The museum shows a cultural history permanent exhibition and changing theme exhibitions. The centerpiece is the collection of around 160,000 artefacts from archeology, history, folklore, everyday culture and contemporary art.
The vorarlberg museum Architecture is Special
The building also impresses architecturally. An impressive eye-catcher is the façade, which adorns 16,656 “flowers”. These are concrete impressions of the floors of commercial PET bottles. Viewed from a distance, you can see ellipses, squares and other geometric shapes that now decorate the facade as a relief.
Another highlight is a showroom of the special kind which is located on the fourth floor. From a dark-lined room, visitors can soak in the view on Lake Constance and the Lindau through a huge panoramic window. Here, the guests can enjoy a moment of peace and quiet.
But the new vorarlberg museum not only shines with its attractive architecture and excellent infrastructure. Numerous objects allow a deeper understanding of Austria’s most western state and its people. An example are the Terra Sigillata vessels, Roman ceramics from the museum’s collection. The art historical collection spans the arc from the Middle Ages to Gothic, Baroque and 19th century to the present day. Paintings, drawings, graphic works, photographs, sculptures, installations and craft objects reflect the art of each epoch.
Entry is free for visitors under 19 years old.
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