Intangible cultural heritages

The theme throughout Schloss Eggenberg for the year 2022 is world heritages.

World heritages are often associated primarily with buildings and monuments, but oral traditions, performing arts, handicrafts, social rituals and festivals also class as intangible cultural heritages.

Sustained by human intellect and skill, they are passed down from one generation to the next.

Intangible cultural heritages shape and colour communities and play an important role in helping different cultures to develop sustainably.


The Barrelmakers and the Braziers

Johannes van Vliet (active c. 1628–1637)

The barrel makers made wooden containers that were used for transport and storage. The coppersmiths or boiler makers produced durable items of daily use.  more...

Apprenticeship Diploma for Stockingmakers

Johann Ferstler (second half of the 18th cent.)

On this blank journeyman’s certificate for the bourgeois stocking maker, a view of the city of Graz as seen from the west is depicted in the upper third of the print. Stocking makers or stocking knitters made knitted goods such as stockings, socks, hoods and gloves.


The Weavers and the Tailors

Johannes van Vliet (active c. 1628–1637)

Spinning and weaving are closely related trades. They are among the oldest crafts known to man. The profession of tailor was not established until the early Middle Ages.  more...

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