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Museum der Voelker

Sankt Martin 16 | 6130 Schwaz, Schwaz 6130, Austria
+43 5242 66090
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World class, absolutely outstanding collection of artworks displayed to advantage

We have visited this museum several times and came back this year to see its new building and... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2016
Sue149
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London, United Kingdom
Boeddah in tirol

On a rainy day we visited this anthropological museum. Huge range of buddah statues collected by an... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2015
lud s
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Oss, The Netherlands
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WORLD CULTURES AND ARTS IN THE MIRROR OF TRADITIONS The Museum der Volker was founded in 1995 by Professor Gert Chesi, photographer and publicist. Outstanding ethnographic objects from four continents are on display in 1 000 square meters of gallery space. Early ceramics, from non- European cultures, can be seen next to stone sculptures and small clay statues. Spanning a time period from Antiquity to modern times, secret rituals and little-known geographic areas are presented accompanied by photographs that unveil their inherent meanings. The theme of the exhibition is based on the religions of the world: objects from Buddhist monasteries stand alongside fetishes from African voodoo societies, architectural elements from Indonesia next to grave finds from Southeast Asia. The most beautiful figures from the African Nok culture are positioned across from excavated objects from the Chinese Han and Tang Periods. Contemporary art as well as objects on loan from important private and museum collections are shown regularly in special exhibitions. The Museum der Volker draws on three collections for its permanent exhibit: beside the pieces belonging to Gert Chesi, it shows objects from the Graz Schell Collection and the Munich Lindner Foundation.
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27 Feb 2016
“World class, absolutely outstanding collection of artworks displayed to advantage”
14 Nov 2015
“Boeddah in tirol”
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Sankt Martin 16 | 6130 Schwaz, Schwaz 6130, Austria
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

We have visited this museum several times and came back this year to see its new building and layout. This is a tremendous benefit as the collection is now displayed better and shows it off even more. The Asian hall is full of utterly sublime...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

On a rainy day we visited this anthropological museum. Huge range of buddah statues collected by an austrian anthropologist. Very nice was a large exhibition of african voodoo dolls from benin..surreal colourfull statues with interesring details...(not suited for kids aged <7 due to implicit details)....More

1  Thank lud s
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Arguably one of the outstanding Ethnology museums in Europe, boast several collections from countries across Asia and Africa. In addition, there are often special exhibitions on display. The museum founder Gert Chesi is an outstanding photographer, with examples of his work also on display. However...More

1  Thank PhileasFoggII
Reviewed 1 December 2014 via mobile

Nice architecture, some great objects from Africa and Asia on display (collection of Gerd Chesi). If you have a chance and Mr. Chesi will give you a personal tour you are in for a treat. Unfortunately not a lot of English material available.

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