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Archduke Johann

The world of Styrian iron

23.03.2018-30.11.2019


Curated by: Maria Zengerer and Karlheinz Wirnsberger

Press tour: 23.03.2018, 11 am
Opening: 23.03.2018, 7 pm
Duration: 24.03.2018-30.11.2019

 

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About the exhibition

From the beginning of the 18th century, innovations occurred in the iron industry that started in England and which Archduke Johann brought to Styria. In 1815/16, he travelled to England, a journey that greatly impressed him. Johann’s interest was in industry, hence he wished primarily to study the technical advances made in Great Britain. For centuries iron had been Styria’s most important branch of industry, and due to Johann’s love of innovation and subtlety, it was possible to convince Styrians of the advantages found in this material. This exhibition shows iron both in the form we are familiar with, but also in unusual forms that bear witness to man’s skill in refining the materials of nature – from the simply scythe to a high-performance steel cable.

Images

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Material


(Archduke) John of Austria in Mariazell, 1914,
(Archduke) John of Austria in Mariazell, 1914,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum, KH. Wirnsberger


Erzherzog-Johann-Standbild-MariaZell.jpg (2.27 MB)

Breitbeil mit Schmiedemarken,
Breitbeil mit Schmiedemarken,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum, KH. Wirnsberger


Breitbeil.jpg (1.56 MB)

Vom Bröckl bis zur Langsense,
Vom Bröckl bis zur Langsense,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum, M. Zengerer


Broeckl bis Langsense.jpg (1.62 MB)

Dampfdruckkochtopf, 19. century,
Dampfdruckkochtopf, 19. century,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum, KH. Wirnsberger


Dampfdruckkochtopf.jpg (0.88 MB)

Handnähmaschine "William Taylor", 1874,
Handnähmaschine "William Taylor", 1874,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum, KH. Wirnsberger


Handnaehmaschine.jpg (1.19 MB)

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