Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Archaeology & the Coin Cabinet at the Universalmuseum Joanneum is to preserve Styria’s oldest memories. Focused on the future, it acts as the interface between maintaining archaeological monuments, science, and the museum in its educational role.

 

Our research and education activities aim to raise awareness among Styrians, as well as visitors from elsewhere in Austria and abroad, concerning the preservation and sustainable usage of Styria’s rich archaeological and numismatic heritage.

 

The central locations where, in accordance with the mission laid down by the Joanneum’s founder, Archduke Johann, we provide access to knowledge and establish correlations are our museums: the Archaeology Museum, the Coin Cabinet and Flavia Solva.

 

We seek to provide a comprehensive record of all archaeological and numismatic monuments and sites of the province of Styria, and their scientific documentation. The research results of the Department of Archaeology & Coin Cabinet are shared with experts at the regional, national and international levels through publications and conferences.

 

The archaeological and numismatic collections that we have been entrusted with are of the greatest significance, both for the region and nation. We are committed to their conservation and restoration, which take place in compliance with international standards and according to the latest findings of experts in the field.

About Coin Cabinet

 

The Joanneum’s document of incorporation in 1811 specified that “inland coins of all types of metal” should be collected. The collection started with a donation from Archduke Johann has grown over the centuries, and now includes around 70,000 items. It is the second largest public numismatic collection in Austria. The phenomenon of coinage is presented not just as the story of money. The socio-political, aesthetic, iconographical and cultural aspects of coins are also explored and brought to life in the Coin Cabinet.

Coin Cabinet, Schloss Eggenberg

Eggenberger Allee 90
8020 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9513
F +43-316/8017-9530
muenzkabinett@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours
01. April to 29. October Wed-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm
24. March 2018 to 31. October 2018 Wed-Sun, public holidays

01. November to 31. December 2017: 
admission with guided tours and by appointment only.     

 

2nd April 2018
21st May 2018