Searching for Traces with Archduke Johann


Opening: 23.03.2018, 7 pm
Curated by: Karlheinz Wirnsberger und Maria Zengerer

About the exhibition

From the beginning of the 18th century, innovations occurred in the iron industry that started in England. Archduke Johann introduced those innovations to Styria in the 19th century. In 1815/16, he travelled to England, a journey that greatly impressed him. Johann’s interest was in industry, hence he wished primarily to study the technical advances made in Great Britain. For centuries iron had been Styria’s most important branch of industry, and due to Johann’s love of innovation and subtlety, it was possible to convince Styrians of the advantages found in this material.

This exhibition shows iron both in the form we are familiar with, but also in unusual forms that bear witness to man’s skill in refining the materials of nature – from the simply scythe to a high-performance steel cable.


Agriculture Museum, Schloss Stainz

Schlossplatz 1
8510 Stainz, Österreich
T +43-3463/2772-16


Opening Hours
24. March to 31. October Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm
02. April 2019 to 31. October 2019 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm


22nd April 2019
10th June 2019