‘With SHOWING STYRIA we in the History Museum wish to promote awareness of the omnipresence of history, as well as emphasise the value of our cultural heritage.’

The present as the result of history

Every look back is marked by the present, every aspect of the present a result of history.

History is the here and now, it is everywhere, and is a crucial element in defining how we can conceive of and design our future.

The exhibition is accompanied by around 20 ‘journeys in time’ into all districts of the province. They lead us to the places where history took place, and so add depth to the exhibition contents.

‘For me, SHOWING STYRIA connects up with the great tradition of provincial exhibitions, in a form that is forward-thinking. In the History Museum, we link up to this tradition, tackling central themes of Styria’s history in a format and language that is modern. This we do in close collaboration with regional museums and specialists, and wish to reach as many people as possible in order to promote their awareness of the omnipresence of history, as well as emphasise the value of our cultural heritage.’