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Hotspot Mur

Concealed Emeralds

09.03.-09.12.2018


In cooperation with the University of Graz and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Curated by: Ursula Stockinger, Stephan Koblmüller (University of Graz) and Wolfgang Paill

Design: Franz Josef Haas

 

Press tour: 08.03.2018, 11 am
Opening: 08.03.2018, 7 pm
Duration: 09.03.–07.10.2018

 

Info exhibition: +43-316/8017-9100
Info press: +43-316/8017-9213 or DDI -9211
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About the exhibition

The River Mur is a hotspot of Styrian biodiversity. Many specialised animal and plant species populate the watercourse, its banks and the meadow landscapes lying behind it. A high dependency on flowing water is shown here, which not only ensures provision of oxygen and nutrients, but also offers constantly low temperatures. Moreover, the flowing water is also a guarantee for the continuous existence of special and precious river habitats. For sand and gravel bars can only exist if they are constantly reformed and deposited by ever-recurring high waters. Despite the damage done to the Mur by man – from the regulations of the 19th century to energy plants currently under construction – the Mur has retained a unique living environment. The spectrum of species on display in the exhibition range from the huchen or Danube salmon and vairone, two rare and greatly endangered species of fish, and Frieb’s ground beetle, a tiny insect found in banks, to the “emerald-Gressling”. The exciting story of the discovery of the latter species, a kind of gudgeon known to the world only from the River Mur, makes the link to present-day scientific research.

Images

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Material


Subject, "Smaragdgressling",
Subject, "Smaragdgressling",

Wolfgang Gessl, www.pisces.at, edit: Universalmuseum Joanneum/M. Posch


Hotspot Mur Sujet.jpg (0.61 MB)

The three curators (f.l.t.r.): Ursula Stockinger, Wolfgang Paill and Stephan Koblmüller
The three curators (f.l.t.r.): Ursula Stockinger, Wolfgang Paill and Stephan Koblmüller

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/C. Nestroy


Hotspot-Mur-Gruppenfoto.jpg (1.39 MB)

Installation view,
Installation view,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/C. Nestroy


Ausstellungsansicht-Hotspot-Mur-01.jpg (1.57 MB)

Installation view,
Installation view,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/C. Nestroy


Ausstellungsansicht-Hotspot-Mur-02.jpg (2.36 MB)

Installation view,
Installation view,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/C. Nestroy


Ausstellungsansicht-Hotspot-Mur-03.jpg (1.67 MB)

Installation view,
Installation view,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/C. Nestroy


Ausstellungsansicht-Hotspot-Mur-04.jpg (1.03 MB)

Smaragdgressling (detail),
Smaragdgressling (detail),

Wolfgang Gessl / www.pisces.at


Smaragdgressling-Detail.jpg (0.42 MB)

Smaragdgressling,
Smaragdgressling,

Wolfgang Gessl / www.pisces.at


Smaragdgressling.jpg (0.75 MB)

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