Museum der Voelker, Schwaz

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The Museum der Völker in the Austrian Schwaz in the county of Tyrol was founded in 1995 as a cultural association Haus der Völker by Gert Chesi and belongs to the well known Ethnology museums in Europe. After a new construction and remodeling the exhibition operation opened on the 12th of April 2013 as Museum der Völker. Translated the name means museum of the peoples or museum of the tribes.
Gert Chesi, photographer, journalist and author, had collected more than a thousand exhibits from all over the world in the period of fifty years. The art objects are the base of the Museum operation and give an insight into the religious and artistic creation of mankind.
Today the cultural club Museum der Völker runs the museum. Art objects from distant cultures determine the Museum: Stone sculptures of Khmer, Buddha images from many eras, terracotta figures of the Nok, ancestral figures of the Dajak, grave finds from China and old bronzes from South-East Asia are displayed in addition to contemporary Voodoo objects and utensils of animism.
Artifacts from over a period of four thousand years ethnographic exhibits from four themes will be presented to the public: AfricaAsiaArchaeologyAfro-American syncretism
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  • 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 »
  • 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...  more »
  • Great little museum with treasures from all over the world. Recommended!
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  • If you put hours on the museum should be respected arrived at 16.00, in the sign written closing at 17.00. But the museum is closed. Very disappointed.
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