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100 Years of Border III: 1946-2018

Life at the Border

30.01.-19.05.2019


Curated by: Helmut Konrad

Presse tour: 30.01.2019, 11 am
Opening: 31.01.2019, 7 pm
Duration: 01.02.–19.05.2019

 

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About the exhibition

Based on private and regional photo collections, audio documents and films, the History Museum is showing a series of three exhibitions on the division of Styria as a result of the First World War, as well as the social, cultural and economic consequences of this border demarcation up to the present day. Under the title Life at the Border, the third and final part of the exhibition series is devoted to what has permeated – and what has not – through the border from 1946 onwards right up to our times. Besides the fall of the Iron Curtain, the independence and accession to the EU of Slovenia are taken as themes. The perceived melting away of the border is looked at, as is its temporary return in 2015-16. Bad Radkersburg, and in particular Spielfeld, are presented as key crossing points for thousands of refugees seeking to escape.

Images

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Subject for download

Material


Customs control at the border crossing Spielfeld, 1965,
Customs control at the border crossing Spielfeld, 1965,

Photo: Egon Blaschka, Multimediale Sammlungen/UMJ


Blaschka-Zollkontrolle-am-Grenzuebergang-Spielfeld.jpg (1.6 MB)

Group photos

Material


Group picture,
Group picture,

f.l.t.r.: Helmut Konrad (curator), Alexia Getzinger (director of finance), Wolfgang Muchitsch (director of science) and Petra Greeff (research assistant), Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Museum-fuer-Geschichte-Grenze-III-03.jpg (1.56 MB)

Petra Greeff (research assistant) and Helmut Konrad (curator),
Petra Greeff (research assistant) and Helmut Konrad (curator),

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Museum-fuer-Geschichte-Grenze-III-01.jpg (1.44 MB)

Petra Greeff (research assistant) and Helmut Konrad (curator),
Petra Greeff (research assistant) and Helmut Konrad (curator),

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Museum-fuer-Geschichte-Grenze-III-02.jpg (1.49 MB)

Installation views for download are available here Expand Box

Material


Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",
Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ansicht-Grenze-III-01.jpg (1.52 MB)

Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",
Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ansicht-Grenze-III-02.jpg (1.63 MB)

Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",
Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ansicht-Grenze-III-03.jpg (1.59 MB)

Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",
Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ansicht-Grenze-III-04.jpg (1.6 MB)

Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",
Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ansicht-Grenze-III-05.jpg (1.32 MB)

Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",
Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ansicht-Grenze-III-06.jpg (1.59 MB)

Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",
Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ansicht-Grenze-III-07.jpg (1.52 MB)

Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",
Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ansicht-Grenze-III-08.jpg (2.81 MB)

Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",
Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ansicht-Grenze-III-09.jpg (3.23 MB)

Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",
Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ansicht-Grenze-III-10.jpg (1.77 MB)

Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",
Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ansicht-Grenze-III-11.jpg (1.77 MB)

Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",
Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ansicht-Grenze-III-12.jpg (2.13 MB)

Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",
Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ansicht-Grenze-III-13.jpg (2.31 MB)

Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",
Exhibition view, "100 Years of Border III",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ansicht-Grenze-III-14.jpg (3.03 MB)

Images of exhibits for download are available here Expand Box

Material


Customs guards with duty dog on patrol at the southern Styrian border, 1959,
Customs guards with duty dog on patrol at the southern Styrian border, 1959,

Photo: Egon Blaschka, Multimediale Sammlungen/UMJ


Blaschka-Zollwachbeamte-auf-Patrouille.jpg (1.74 MB)

Border crossing Spielfeld, 1975,
Border crossing Spielfeld, 1975,

traffic jam due to guest workers, Photo: Alfred Steffen, Multimediale Sammlungen/UMJ


Steffen-Grenzuebergang-Spielfeld-1975.jpg (1.14 MB)

Crossing point Spielfeld: Protest signs against borders, December 1974,
Crossing point Spielfeld: Protest signs against borders, December 1974,

Photo: Alfred Steffen, Multimediale Sammlungen/UMJ


Spielfeld-Protestplakate-1974.jpg (1.36 MB)

Former Wehrmacht soldiers return to Graz main station after being kept as war prisoners in Yugoslavia, ca. 1946,
Former Wehrmacht soldiers return to Graz main station after being kept as war prisoners in Yugoslavia, ca. 1946,

Photo: Egon Blaschka, Multimediale Sammlungen/UMJ


Blascka-Rueckkehrer-Grazer-Hauptbahnhof-1946.jpg (1.41 MB)

Bad Radkersburg: Opening of the Bridge across the Mur between Radkersburg and Gornja Radgona, in the presence of British soldiers, 6. September 1952,
Bad Radkersburg: Opening of the Bridge across the Mur between Radkersburg and Gornja Radgona, in the presence of British soldiers, 6. September 1952,

Photo: Foto Bund Radkersburg, MiaZ – Museum im Alten Zeughaus, Bad Radkersburg


Bad-Radkersburg-Eroeffnung-Behelfsbruecke-1952.jpg (0.96 MB)

„Grenze Radkersburg-Spielfeld – Brücke in die Zukunft“, Celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of the bridge at the crossing point Radkersburg, 24. August 1962,
„Grenze Radkersburg-Spielfeld – Brücke in die Zukunft“, Celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of the bridge at the crossing point Radkersburg, 24. August 1962,

Photo: Egon Blaschka, Multimediale Sammlungen/UMJ


Blaschka-Radkersburg-Spielfeld-Brueckenfeier-1962.jpg (1.58 MB)

Crossing point Spielfeld: Customs Officers checking the cars, 1965,
Crossing point Spielfeld: Customs Officers checking the cars, 1965,

Photo: Egon Blaschka, Multimediale Sammlungen/UMJ


Blaschka-Grenzuebergang-Spielfeld-Zollbeamte-1965-02.jpg (1.76 MB)

Customs control at the border crossing Spielfeld, 1965,
Customs control at the border crossing Spielfeld, 1965,

Photo: Egon Blaschka, Multimediale Sammlungen/UMJ


Blaschka-Zollkontrolle-am-Grenzuebergang-Spielfeld.jpg (1.6 MB)

Customs control at crossing point Spielfeld, 1965,
Customs control at crossing point Spielfeld, 1965,

Photo: Egon Blaschka, Multimediale Sammlungen/UMJ


Blaschka-Grenzuebergang-Spielfeld-Zollbeamte-1965-03.jpg (1.81 MB)

Picture of the border bridge in Bad Radkersburg,
Picture of the border bridge in Bad Radkersburg,

post card including handwriting, undated, unknown photographer, Collection Walter Feldbacher, Weinburg


Postkarte-Grenzbruecke-Bad-Radkersburg.jpg (1.27 MB)

Bad Radkersburg, Opening of the „friendship bridge“ across the river Mur
Bad Radkersburg, Opening of the „friendship bridge“ across the river Mur

between Radkersburg and Gornja Radgona by the President of Austria Franz Jonas and the President of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, 12. October 1969, Photo: Armin Kühne, Multimediale Sammlungen/UMJ


Kuehne-Eroeffnung-Freundschaftsbruecke-1969.jpg (0.32 MB)

Coloured post card, service station near Spielfeld, 1970ies,
Coloured post card, service station near Spielfeld, 1970ies,

unknown photographer, Collection Walter Feldbacher, Weinburg


Postkarte-Raststation-bei-Spielfeld-1970er.jpg (2.77 MB)

'Guest worker' cooling off at service station Spielfeld, 20. August 1988,
'Guest worker' cooling off at service station Spielfeld, 20. August 1988,

Photo: Harry Stuhlhofer


Gastarbeiter-Rastplatz-Spielfeld-1988.jpg (1.9 MB)

Service station Spielfeld with food stalls, 20. August 1988,
Service station Spielfeld with food stalls, 20. August 1988,

Photo: Harry Stuhlhofer


Rastplatz-Spielfeld-Imbissstaende-1988.jpg (1.86 MB)

Cars in front of the Customs Office Spielfeld, undated,
Cars in front of the Customs Office Spielfeld, undated,

Photo: Helge O. Sommer


Autokolonnen-vor-Zollamt-Spielfeld.jpg (1.62 MB)

War 1991 in Bad Radkersburg/Gornja Radgona,
War 1991 in Bad Radkersburg/Gornja Radgona,

Photographer unknown, MiaZ – Museum im Alten Zeughaus, Bad Radkersburg


Krieg-in-Bad-Radkersburg-1991.jpg (2.98 MB)

War in Bad Radkersburg/Gornja Radgona, 28. June 1991,
War in Bad Radkersburg/Gornja Radgona, 28. June 1991,

Photo: Heribert Köckl, Bad Radkersburg, MiaZ – Museum im Alten Zeughaus, Bad Radkersburg


Krieg-in-Bad-Radkersburg-1991-02.jpg (3.27 MB)

Cake in celebration of Slovenia joining the EU, 2008,
Cake in celebration of Slovenia joining the EU, 2008,

unknown photographer, private collection Josef Knapp, Eckberg


Torte-zum-EU-Beitritt-Sloweniens-2008.jpg (1.62 MB)

Border crossing Spielfeld, October 2015,
Border crossing Spielfeld, October 2015,

Photograf: Alexander Danner


Grenzuebergang-Spielfeld-2015.jpg (2.21 MB)

Situation of refugees at Spielfeld, 1. November 2015,
Situation of refugees at Spielfeld, 1. November 2015,

Photo: David Kranzelbinder


Fluechtlinge-Spielfeld-2015.jpg (1.52 MB)

Work of art at 'Steirische Weinstraße', 26. October 2018,
Work of art at 'Steirische Weinstraße', 26. October 2018,

Photo: Mirella Konrad


Kunstwerk-Steirische-Weinstrasse-2018.jpg (2.15 MB)

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