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Pictures of an Economic History in Styria

12.09.2019-19.01.2020


Curated by: Walter Feldbacher

Press tour: 12.09.2019, 10 am
Opening: 13.09.2019, 7 pm
Duration: 14.09.2019–19.01.2020

 

Info exhibition: +43-316/8017-9800
Info press: +43-316/8017-9213 and DDI -9211
presse@museum-joanneum.at


About the exhibition

This exhibition is devoted to ‘work and economic activity’ in the regions of Styria from the mid-19th century to the turn of the millennium. Starting from historical photo, film and audio documents from the various company archives, the show takes a look at both leading Styrian industrial businesses and traditional small and medium-sized firms, as well as at long since ‘vanished’ trades and sectors of the economy. The goal is to trace through them the development of crafts and trade, industrialisation and automatisation, changes in labour-law conditions, but also the history of ‘after work’ and ‘work-life balance’. The focus is as much on Styrians in working garments, ‘blue-collar workers’ and ‘smelters’ at the steel furnaces, miners at the lignite coalfields, ‘women sorters’ at the conveyor belt as well as wainwrights, coopers, milliners and shavers, as it is on oil drilling tests, the first Tetra Pak filling machine, or the development of a solar-powered car ‘made in Styria’.

Images

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Material


Stadler bakery in Kindberg, 1963,
Stadler bakery in Kindberg, 1963,

Photo: Johann Wurzinger, private property of Johann Wurzinger


Baeckerei-Stadler-Kindberg-1963.jpg (1.14 MB)

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Material


Opening "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria",
Opening "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Eroeffnung-Steiermark-im-Arbeitsg wand-01.jpg (1.3 MB)

Opening "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria",
Opening "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Eroeffnung-Steiermark-im-Arbeitsg wand-02.jpg (1.48 MB)

Opening "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria",
Opening "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Eroeffnung-Steiermark-im-Arbeitsg wand-03.jpg (1.12 MB)

Opening "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria",
Opening "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria",

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Eroeffnung-Steiermark-im-Arbeitsg wand-04.jpg (1.25 MB)

Exhibition view "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria, 2019,
Exhibition view "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria, 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Steirerland-im-Arbeitsg wand-01.jpg (1.4 MB)

Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Steirerland-im-Arbeitsg wand-02.jpg (1.3 MB)

Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Steirerland-im-Arbeitsg wand-04.jpg (1.77 MB)

Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Steirerland-im-Arbeitsg wand-09.jpg (1.65 MB)

Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Steirerland-im-Arbeitsg wand-10.jpg (1.29 MB)

Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Steirerland-im-Arbeitsg wand-11.jpg (1.37 MB)

Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Steirerland-im-Arbeitsg wand-12.jpg (1.16 MB)

Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Steirerland-im-Arbeitsg wand-05.jpg (1.97 MB)

Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Steirerland-im-Arbeitsg wand-06.jpg (1.72 MB)

Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Steirerland-im-Arbeitsg wand-07.jpg (1.14 MB)

Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,
Exhibition view, "Pictures of an Economic History in Styria", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Steirerland-im-Arbeitsg wand-08.jpg (1.54 MB)

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