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wald.heimat

Rosegger’s Dream and Reality

03.04.-31.10.2021


Peter Rosegger Birthplace, Alpl 42, 8671 Alpl

 

Duration: 03.04.2021–31.10.2022
Curated by: Karlheinz Wirnsberger und Bianca Russ-Panhofer

 

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About the exhibition

Styria today is Austria’s most heavily wooded province. Around the time that Rosegger was alive, the landscape looked entirely different, primarily in the Mürz Valley. The now-wooded slopes that reach into the valley were deforested at the turn of the century, the woods far receded. The voracious hammer mills demanded nourishment in the form of charcoal. Peter Rosegger coined the term ‘Waldheimat’ (Forest Home), thereby giving a whole region a name that is still used today, and that is indispensable for tourism marketing purposes above all. The forest was and is home to animals and plants, and – in Rosegger’s day as well – offered protection and food to people, especially those from the agricultural labouring class. What Rosegger was able to tell about these people and the forest, and what forests mean for us today – these are the themes addressed in the special exhibition wald.heimat.

 

Images

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Material


"wald.heimat", Sujet,
"wald.heimat", Sujet,

Foto: Universalmuseum Joanneum/KH Wirnsberger


Wald-Heimat-Rosegger-Museum-KH-Wirnsberger.jpg (2.56 MB)

Gut verwurzelt,
Gut verwurzelt,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/K.H. Wirnsberger


Gut-verwurzelt-Rosegger-Museum-KH-Wirnsberger.jpg (3.17 MB)

Waldboden,
Waldboden,

Foto: Universalmuseum Joanneum/KH Wirnsberger


Waldboden-Rosegger-Museum-KH-Wirnsberger.jpg (3.28 MB)

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