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2024

24.04.

Who Are You, Styria?
 

Who Are You, Styria?  

A project on collection objects and their stories

2023

04.10. - 14.01.

The Lustful Gaze

The Lustful Gaze

The year of the pandemic, 2020, was also a year of pornography and discussions around porn: during the first lockdown, Pornhub was already included, in the business news, among those companies that had profited from the ban on contact with others and general boredom. Eight months later, the New York Times alleged that the platform was ‘flooded’ with rape videos, revenge videos and ‘authentic’ depictions of violence.

2023

01.06. - 10.03.

Now in the Right!

Now in the Right!

Paths to Equal Rights

All people are equal! Sadly, however, this does not mean that everyone is treated equally in daily life.

2023

03.02. - 18.06.

Identity on the Line

Identity on the Line

Opening: 02.02.2023, 6pm

2022

02.07. - 19.01.

Pretty colorful!

Pretty colorful!

The rainbow phenomenon

The Folk Life Museum at the Paulustor puts the rainbow at the heart of a special exhibition and seeks answers to questions about a physical phenomenon with unsurpassed symbolic power.

2021

10.04. - 31.10.

SHOWING STYRIA: how it is

SHOWING STYRIA: how it is

Worlds – Changes – Perspectives

The exhibition undertakes a survey of the current social situation and cultural forms of expression, linking these how a Central European region sees and perceives itself, one which also enjoys especial popularity as a tourist destination.

2019

11.04. - 06.01.

The Petrol Station Myth

The Petrol Station Myth

This exhibition follows the trail of the petrol station from the very outset, via technical and architectural innovations, up to its role as a substitute shop and local centre of communication following the disappearance of grocers and inns.

2017

30.06. - 30.12.

In Bed

In Bed

Episodes of a Refuge

What do people do in bed? This object is far more than just a piece of furniture.

2015

20.03. - 06.01.

Styria in View

Styria in View

Perspectives on a Landscape

The exhibition is part of the thematic focus on ‘Landscape’ that is being taken up at several Universalmuseum Joanneum locations throughout 2015.

2014

28.03. - 30.11.

Superstition – Super-knowledge

Superstition – Super-knowledge

A World Not Random

The Folk Life Museum owns an extensive collection of objects from the 18th to the early 20th century, which are described as superstitious, folkloristic or simply as magical cures.

2014

01.01. - 06.01.

Folk Life Museum

Folk Life Museum

Permanent exhibition

The permanent exhibition at the Folk Life Museum focuses thematically on three areas – The Home, Dress and Beliefs. These themes are represented by everyday things particularly of the pre-industrial period.

2012

01.03. - 30.11.

TimeTimeTime…

TimeTimeTime…

On the pace of life and the art of dawdling

This exhibition is an invitation to think about the way we use time and to track down islands of autonomy that stand above the stream of time.   

2010

19.11. - 09.01.

Christmas presents – Who are they from, Baby Jesus or Father Christmas?

Christmas presents – Who are they from, Baby Jesus or Father Christmas?

An exhibition at the Folk Life Museum

"Christmas Presents" traces a tortuous path through European cultural history, on the trail of a phenomenon whose religious roots are scarcely discernible any more.  

2010

16.02. - 26.10.

l[i]eben

l[i]eben

boundless and offbounds

A collaborative exhibition between the Office of Memories and the Folk Life Museum  

2009

20.11. - 10.01.

Krampus. Wickedness Tamed

Krampus. Wickedness Tamed

Exhibition at the Folk Life Museum

The Krampus is among the most fascinating figures in Austrian traditional life. A new exhibition at the Folk Life Museum features impressive examples from the private Wabitsch collection.