On view this season in the Museum of Natural History of Admont Abbey will be an exhibition of recent works by Nikola Irmer that generate a dialogue with the various historical specimens on display there and the current exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The work of Hannes Schwarz was shaped by his critical engagement with the history of his era.
During the whole of his reign, Emperor Maximilian I commissioned prominent scholars and artists to record his deeds and charitable donations in word and image. His aim was to ensure that he should be commemorated by posterity after his death so that he could serve as a model ruler for future princes. For this purpose, he was able to employ new techniques and strategies that had been developed in this period on the threshold of the Early Modern Period.
During last year's museum season, two emperors who lived in the era when the Middle Ages began to be supplanted by the Renaissance found a home in the Gothic Museum; these were Frederick III and Maximilian I of the Habsburg dynasty – father and son. This complex topic will be subject to a second showing in 2022 as you will see.