Intangible cultural heritages - Part 1

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 Bricklayers and the Glaziers

Johannes van Vliet (active c. 1628–1637)

The Bricklayers’ Guild was established in the 13th century. They were needed at that time for the stone buildings of the upper classes. From the Late Middle Ages on, the glaziers, like the bricklayers, worked for the church or the nobility, making crown glass windows.  more...

Apprenticeship Diploma for Stove Fitter

Johann Michael Kauperz (1753 ‒ after 1807)

The upper two thirds of this apprenticeship diploma are devoted to a view of the city of Graz. The lower third is reserved for the text of a journeyman’s certificate. In this case, the stove fitter Michael Wagenhuber received his diploma with the seal confirming it on 24 June 1815.

The Broommakers and the Basketweavers

Johannes van Vliet (active c. 1628–1637)

Broom making is among the traditional handicrafts that are scarcely practised nowadays. Even basket weaving was inscribed as a traditional craftmanship and is practised today primarily by associations and groups.  more...

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