Universalmuseum Home

The Folk Costume Room


Opening: November 13, 2022
Curated by: Birgit Johler

Press conference: November 11, 2022


Folk Life Museum at the Paulustor, Paulustorgasse 11-13a, 8010 Graz

About the Folk Costume Room


The Folk Costume Room, accessible via a glass bridge since the alteration of 2003, is the largest exhibition room in the Folk Life Museum and an expression of Viktor Geramb’s research into the Styrian history of apparel (jointly with Konrad Mautner), as well as his collecting activity and museological approaches. At present, a tape with names of objects from the museum’s database encircles all the display cases in the Folk Costume Room. These are objects that Geramb brought into the collection. This intervention points out to the visitor that the Folk Costume Room and the contexts around its creation are currently the subject of research. In October 2022, the new Folk Costume Room will be opened, which will place the focus on Viktor Geramb as a folklorist, collector and museum director, and honour him – in a critical light. His understanding of the science of folklore, his view ‘of the countryside’ and its inhabitants, his research interests, and practices, too, have shaped the direction taken by the collection and museum over decades.



Publication is permitted exclusively in the context of announcements and reviews related to the exhibition. Please avoid any cropping of the images. Thank you for crediting the photographs according to the enclosed indications.

Press images Expand Box


The Folk Costume Room,
The Folk Costume Room,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek

Trachtensaal-Volkskunde-J.J. Kucek.jpg (1.62 MB)

Press contact


Universalmuseum Joanneum
Marketing & Communications


Mariahilferstraße 4
8020 Graz, Austria
Mobil +43-664/8017-9214

Marketing & Communications