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City Museum (Stadtmuseum) description and photos - Austria: St. Polten. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Stadtmuseum.
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The City Museum of St. Pelten is located in the very center of the Old Town, a few steps from the majestic Town Hall - in an old Carmelite monastery. The museum was opened on November 17, 2007 after the reconstruction of this building. The entrance to the museum was completely redone, the foyer and the interior were rebuilt. The renovation of the building was carried out under the direction of designers Doris Zahl and Marcello Hrasco. Even the baroque courtyard of the monastery, which was planted with plants, was redesigned. The designers freed up space for various cultural events, including concerts and public readings.
By the time the museum opened, its collection was also renewed: the archaeological collection of artifacts was significantly expanded due to ancient objects found in the excavations of Roman settlements near St. Pelten .
The permanent exhibition of the Municipal Museum of St. Polten can be divided into three parts: archaeological, local history and art. The local collection of paintings is especially interesting. Here are paintings by Ferdinand Andri and Ernst Stohr, some of the most influential artists of the Vienna Secession association. Their works are kept in the Vienna Albertina, in the Museum of Modern Art in Salzburg, in the museums of Milan, Montreal, in the Center Pompidou in Paris. The exhibition of paintings from the Art Nouveau era occupies several rooms on the ground floor.
The archaeological collection of the City Museum consists of objects from different eras. The most interesting are jewelry from the Neolithic period, an ancient, skillfully decorated bronze sword and evidence of Celtic residence in the territory of the future St. Pelten.
The local history collection of the museum is dedicated to the eventful history of the city.
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