Disappearing glaciers in pictures
Exhibition opening: 31.01.2020, 8 pm
Duration of exhibition: 01.02.2020 to 29.03.2020
The touring exhibition of the "GLISTT" project offers an innovative concept for operational, national glacier monitoring with special consideration of the needs of user organisations in the areas of hydrology, natural hazards, water and e-economy, agriculture and tourism. It illustrates the current glacier shrinkage and climate change in the regions of South and North Tyrol and how important it is to monitor and analyse these phenomena on an ongoing basis.
By 2050, half of the Alpine glacier mass will have disappeared – regardless of how we behave until then. If we manage to keep global warming well below 2 degrees, a third of it will survive by 2100 – if not, there will be no more glaciers in the Alps. The Silvretta glaciers are also affected and, according to the experts, have an expiry date. Glistt is a project of the Interegg V-A Italy Austria programme.
The Alpinarium Galtür was nominated by the European Museums Academy for the Micheletti Award 2017. In June 2017, two jury members, Dr. Karl Borromäus Murr (Director of the State Industrial and Textile Museum Augsburg) and Dr. Hermann Schäfer (historian – founding president of the House of History) visited the exhibition centre and learned about the concept, the research and educational projects, as well as the current events.
Project manager Helmut Pöll and municipal executive Martin Walter travelled to Skopje as representatives of the Alpinarium Galtür to take part in the meeting of the European Museum Academy and the award ceremony. "Already during the presentation of the 28 candidates, including e.g. the Hittisau Women's Museum from Vorarlberg, we could see that the competitors were exceptionally good exhibition centres with exciting exhibitions", said Helmut Pöll.
The Micheletti Award 2017 went to the GPO Witness History Visitor Centre in Dublin (Ireland).
The Alpinarium Galtür was awarded with a special prize – a "Special Commendation".
The jury’s reason was: The Alpinarium Galtür has an impressive concept with a dramatic background, whereby the unique atmosphere of the village, the charm of the valley with its impressive mountains and the solidarity of the population portray a coherent picture. The museum acts as a source of social cohesion and has become a model for dealing with other disasters worldwide.
Managing director and mayor Anton Mattle explains: “The continuity, authenticity and magnificent effort of all employees are what lead to such successes. The award is a recognition of what we have achieved and a motivation for the future!”
Stories about Galtür and the world – the publication to accompany the permanent exhibition
The publication of the Alpinarium Galtür is more than a catalogue for the permanent exhibition AT THE VERY TOP. Rather, it is a richly illustrated reading book about the Galtür, its people, its history, tourism and much more. Of course, many text and image elements from the AT THE VERY TOP exhibition are included, with facts and data rounding off the comprehensive publication.
Like the exhibition itself, the book is a reflection of the relationship between Galtür and the world – a colourful kaleidoscope with many facets and colours that take on new shapes again and again. The surrounding nature of Galtür fascinates people and the publication skilfully picks up on this. On 160 pages, it offers entertaining and interesting information for locals and travellers alike. Reading is an adventure in your mind and the book AT THE VERY TOP will surely satisfy your thirst for discovery
In AT THE VERY TOP, let yourself be told exciting stories about Galtür and the world!
Daily 4:30 pm (depending on the weather)
Duration: around 1 hour
ALPA and ALPU are waiting for our young visitors, inviting them to explore the exhibition in a playful way!
BOULDERING (climb like a chamois)
For children from 6 years old!
Guides only on request and following registration in advance!
Minimum number of participants for a guide: 5 people
*Guided tour fee EUR 3.00 per person
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