Exhibition Alpine Workshop from October 18, 2019 to September 27, 2020
The exhibition Alpine Workshop presents people from the Swiss Alps who funnel their creativity and tenacity into producing not only premium products but also fresh perspectives. This is no idealized world, but rather real, everyday life. What does it mean to manufacture a product by hand in a digitalized and globalized society? How much ‹handicraft› can still be found in modern artisanship – in skis, shoes, or shingles?
The museum has been transformed into a workshop, incorporating various artisan enterprises from mountain regions which will be presented in person or in pictures and sound. They will provide insights into their experiences and illustrate the real meaning of artisanal trades today: everything from local raw materials and traditional production techniques to marketing.
Craftsmen and crafts-women are moving their workplaces to the exhibition for a
short period. Visitors are welcome to look over the artisans’ shoulders and speak with them while they work.
Violin Maker: Mahdieh Shahraki
Carpenter: Thomas von Rickenbach
Shingle Maker: Eva Gredig
Ski Maker: Lucas Bessard
Weaver: Jessica Correia De Freitas
Shoemaker: Florbela Mendes
Cheesemaker: Gerhard Zürcher