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History and collection

History and collection

Under the name “Bruneck Municipal Museum”, Bruneck’s local museum society opened a gallery in the former postal stables in 1995 – which saw exhibiting modern and contemporary art as its primary objective. The cornerstone of the museum was the estate of the chronicler, Johann Nepomuk Tinkhauser. A second focal area of the museum’s collecting activity was, on the one hand, the art of the 19th and 20th centuries, and on the other hand, graphic art – print graphics, drawings and watercolours by local, national and international artists. Several photographic collections, such as that of Ernst Mariner, the Kofler family of photographers, and a collection of images that show a cross section of the history of photography in the 20th century, plus a book plate collection with an inventory of more than 12,000 pages from all over the world are also in the possession of the museum society.

Works by renowned artists such as Gottfried and Ignaz Seelos, Josef Moroder-Lusenberg, Emil Nolde, Werner Berg, Fortunato Depero, Alexander Kanoldts, the Stolz brothers, Alexander Koester, Paul Flora, Karl Plattner, Peter Fellin and Reiner Schiestl make up the collection of 19th and 20th century art. The contemporary local art scene is represented by artists such as Julia Bornefeld, Elfriede Gangl, Wilma Kammerer, Franz Kehrer, Annemarie Laner, Albert Mellauner, Linda Wolfsgruber and Armin Zingerle.


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