100 Years of Border III: 1946–2018

Life at the Border


Opening: 31.01.2019, 7pm
Curated by: Helmut Konrad
Co-Curator: Petra Greeff

About the exhibition

Based on private and regional photo collections, audio documents and films, the History Museum is showing a series of three exhibitions on the division of Styria as a result of the First World War, as well as the social, cultural and economic consequences of this border demarcation up to the present day.

Under the title Life at the Border, the third and final part of the exhibition series is devoted to what has permeated – and what has not – through the border from 1946 onwards right up to our times. Besides the fall of the Iron Curtain, the independence and accession to the EU of Slovenia are taken as themes.

The perceived melting away of the border is looked at, as is its temporary return in 2015-16. Bad Radkersburg, and in particular Spielfeld, are presented as key crossing points for thousands of refugees seeking to escape.



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Opening Hours
10. April 2021 to 31. October 2021 Mon-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm
01. November 2021 to 31. December 2021 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm
02. January 2022 to 31. December 2022 Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm

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