MAXIMILIAN I AND THE RISE OF THE MODERN WORLD
SPECIAL EXHIBITION IN THE IMPERIAL PALACE INNSBRUCK
FROM 25 MAY UNTIL 12 OCTOBER 2019
Emperor Maximilian I counts as one of the most famous members of the House of Habsburg. His matrimonial policy laid the foundations for the later ascent of the House to the most powerful dynasty in Europe. Fickle fortunes of war were to shape his life as well as the latest technological innovations of the time, which he made perfect use of.
The date of 12 January 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of his death. To commemorate this occasion, Burghauptmannschaft Österreich is organising an exhibition from May 25 to October 12, 2019. Cutting edge multi-media technology will be used not only to present the personality of Emperor Maximilian I, his wives, the life at court, and the events that left a deep impression on him, but also to point out issues of European and global relevance: For instance, the European expeditions to the West and Siegmund von Herberstein’s journeys to the East on behalf of the Emperor will be dealt with in this regard. Latest research findings on the architectural history, the political, the religious and the economic context will round off the exhibition.
The exhibition will be held until October 2019; then, it will become a permanent one – with the rooms being converted into a “living museum”. By dedicating every year to another special topic and different features, the Emperor’s memory will be kept alive – just as intended by “Gedechtnus”.
500 years after Maximilian – The rise of the Modern World
Artist unknown, 1560/90, Albertina, Graphic Art Collection, Vienna, Inv. No. 24425
Jean Hey, Gen. Mester V. Moulins, 1490, Metropolitan Museum, New York
Statutes of the Order of the Golden Fleece, around 1519/20, Austrian National Library, Vienna, Cod. 2606, fol. 76v-77r
Artist unknown, 1768, Imperial Palace Innsbruck
Lorenz Helmschmid, Augsburg around 1480, KHM; Imperial Armoury, Vienna, Inv. No. A 62
1556, Tyrolean State Museum, Dip. 856, Tafel 15
B. Springer, Merfahrt, 1509, Kol. Woodcut by Hans Burgkmair, BSB, rAR 470, p. 7
Artist unknown, Augsburg around 1517, Herzog Anton-Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig, h-27-067a-28
A.A., Arm.I-XVIII, 3223 r, Vatican Secret Archives
Albrecht Altdorfer, courtesy of J. Kölderer 1512-16, miniature paintings on parchment, Graphic Art Collection Albertina, Inv. No. 25236
The exhibition “Maximilian 1 and the Rise of the Modern World” will be organised along with a rich framework programme from 25 May until 12 October 2019. Besides daily exhibition tours, there will be special ones featuring a number of topics. Furthermore, the curator will offer tours as well, where they give exclusive insights into the exhibition. They will be held every first Sunday of the month or by prior appointment. Academic lectures and a special programme for kids comprising workshops and a summer programme will complete the framework programme.
10:00 – 16:00 Uhr
KINDERFÜHRUNG „KAISER MAX I., STATIONEN SEINES LEBENS.“
10:00 – 16:00 Uhr
„KAISER MAX I.,
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|Kinder bis 2008||€ 5,-|
|Kinder bis 2015||frei|
|Audio Guides||€ 3,-|
Preise gelten pro Person bzw. pro Stück und enthalten 20% Mehrwertsteuer.
IMPERIAL PALACE INNSBRUCK
Archduke Sigmund, who was given the epithet “the Rich in Coin”, had a medieval castle erected on the premises of the Imperial Palace Innsbruck during his regency (1446 – 1490) after choosing Innsbruck as his main residence. The castle was modified and expanded by his successor, Emperor Maximilian I. The latter added the Coat-of-Arms or Crest Tower (Wappenturm), the “Women’s Quarters” (Frauenzimmer), the festive Golden Hall, Paradeis Garden, his own apartments, and an armoury (Harnaschhaus, which today houses a convent and a restaurant). They constitute the Imperial Palace Innsbruck complex, which is located in the inner city. From 1750 to 1770, Empress Maria Theresa arranged for the Imperial Palace to be rebuilt in the Viennese late Baroque style. In the 19th century, the Inner Apartments were refurnished for Empress Elisabeth.
The Imperial Palace Innsbruck, now property of the Federal Republic of Austria, is managed by Burghauptmannschaft Österreich. Major refurbishing was carried out from 2006 to 2010, when the large façades facing Hofgasse Street, the Cathedral Square and Rennweg Street were restored to their elaborate historic design.
The project team organising the exhibition “Maximilian 1 and the Rise of the Modern World” consists of the following members:
Hofrat Mag. Markus Wimmer
Born in 1969, Markus Wimmer studied Economics at the University of Linz. Subsequently, he worked eight years for the Ministry of Economy of the Federal Republic of Austria. He has been deputy head of Burghauptmannschaft Österreich since 2006. As such, he oversees all construction matters, in particular matters with regard to the imperial palaces in Vienna and Innsbruck. Furthermore, he is responsible for the entire accounting of Burghauptmannschaft Österreich.
Christian Gepp, B.A., M.A.
Assistant Project Manager
Born in 1984 in Vienna, he studied Physics, History, and Economic and Social History at the University of Vienna. Christian Gepp, who writes his doctoral thesis at the Institute of Economic and Social History of the University of Vienna, has worked as a teacher at numerous universities. He joined Burghauptmannschaft Österreich in 2017.
Dr. Monika Frenzel
Monika Frenzel studied Art History and Medieval History at the University of Innsbruck. Being a certified Austria Guide she founded a culture association in 1993 and became a teacher for Art History in Tyrol. Having curated a plethora of exhibitions, worked as an author and organised historic events, she is very well-known to a wide public audience.
Stefanie Heim, BA MA
Born in 1991 in Brexlegg, Stefanie Heim studied Archeology and History at the University of Innsbruck. She currently writes her doctoral thesis in the field of “Medieval and Modern Archeology – the Archeology of the Napoleonic Wars in Tyrol” (since 2016).
Gerhard Veigel has worked as a designer and planner for art exhibitions at Artex Art Services since 1995. In the year 2012, he opened a studio of his own, specialising in museums and exhibition services. As such, he has contributed to the design, planning and implementation of a wide array of exhibition projects in Austria and abroad.
Manfred R. Corrine
Born in 1963 in Vienna, Manfred R. Corrine studied Theater Studies and Journalism at the University of Vienna. Subsequently, he was trained in the film craft and founded the company mrc-film in 1998. He is an internationally recognisd author and film-maker of documentaries for diverse channels of television broadcasting, such as ORF, ServusTV, ZDF, WDR, NDR, Arte, BBC, Smithonian Channel and Discovery Channel.
How to get there
From the central station, take one of the following bus lines: B (get off at “Hofburg/Congress“), M (get off at “Museumstraße”), or The Sightseer (get off at “Hofburg/Congress”). The following stops are close by: “Museumstraße”, “Hofburg/Congress”, or “Marktplatz”)
For more information, go to: www.ivb.at
The Imperial Palace Innsbruck lies within walking distance of the inner city:
From the central station: approximately 15 minutes
From the Golden Roof: approximately 3 minutes
There are public car parks near the Imperial Palace Innsbruck, however they charge fees. We may recommend: Altstadt-Garage, Kaiserjäger Parkgarage, Sparkassen-Hörtnagl-Garage, or Congress-Garage.
For more parking options go to: www.innsbruckmarketing.at
The Imperial Palace Innsbruck is situated directly in Innsbruck’s old town. Hofgasse Street leads to the main entrance and ticketing area, which are opposite Café Sacher. Coming from Rennweg Street, you may use the large courtyard to get there.
N 46° 50,705´
EO 12° 46,324´