We Women Pickers

The Economic History of Erzberg


Opening: 29.06.2023, 7pm

The exhibition was conceived for the FreiRaum Eisenerz and shown there in 2021 and 2022.

Curated by: Karin Hojak-Talaber

About the exhibition

The Erzberg is calling. And it has been doing so for centuries. At the beginning of the 20th century, it also called more and more women, who worked in shifts in twelve sorting and picking plants at the Erzberg from 1912 to 1967: the so-called Klauberfrauen. The last traces of the „Klaubanlagen“ have long since disappeared. But the memory lives on: of hard physical work and of a community of women workers characterized by cohesion and mutual support.


History Museum

Sackstraße 16
8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9800


Opening Hours

Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm


24th/25th December 2023