The Tyrolean State Museum
- Main sights :- Buildings :*Golden Roof*Kaiserliche Hofburg *Hofkirche with the cenotaph of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor*Altes Landhaus...
is also known as the Ferdinandeum
after Archduke Ferdinand and was founded in 1823 by the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum Society (Verein Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum
Since 2007 it has been a major division of the Tyrolean State Museums Operating Company (Tiroler Landesmuseen-Betriebsgesellschaft
), which has taken over the running of the business. Also transferred to the operating company at the same time were the Tyrolean Museum of Popular Art
The Tyrolean Museum of Popular Art is located in the old Franciscan monastery near Innsbruck's Chapel Royal, in the immediate vicinity of the Old Town .- External links :* http://www.tiroler-landesmuseen.at/...
, the Kaiserschützen Museum
, the Chapel Royal
A Chapel Royal is a body of priests and singers who serve the spiritual needs of their sovereign wherever they are called upon to do so.-Austria:...
) and the Tyrolean Folk Song Archives (Tiroler Volksliedarchiv
). The company is run by Wolfgang Meighörner, who is also the curator of the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum.
The Tyrolean State Museum comprises seven collections. In addition, the Museum in the Armoury
The Armoury in Innsbruck was a military arsenal which is now a museum. It lies in the Innsbruck quarter of Dreiheiligen.-History:Maximilian I had the Armoury built from 1500 to 1505 on the Sill which was then in front of the gates of the town. It consists of two 80 x 10 m, two-storey wings and two...
(historic and technical collection of the cultural history of Tyrol) and the natural history collection also belong to the Ferdinandeum.
The main collections of the Tyrolean State Museum cover:
- History from prehistoric times through the Roman era to the Early Middle Ages,
- Art and crafts from Romanesque through Gothic to Modern,
- The Netherlands collection and music room with Jakob Stainer instruments,
- Works of art including those by Michael Pacher
Michael Pacher was an Austrian Tyrolean painter and sculptor active during the last quarter of the 15th century. His best-known work is the altarpiece at the church in the village of St. Wolfgang, Austria. This altarpiece contains scenes from the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary...
, Lucas Cranach der Ältere, Rembrandt van Rijn, Joseph Anton Koch
Joseph Anton Koch was an Austrian painter of the German Romantic movement.-Biography:The Tyrolese painter was born in Elbigenalp. He started life tending cattle. Through the recommendation of Bishop Umgelder , he received academic training in the Karlsschule Stuttgart, a strict military academy...
, Angelika Kauffmann, Franz Defregger
Franz Defregger was an Austrian artist known mostly for his genre and history paintings....
and Albin Egger-Lienz
Albin Egger-Lienz was an Austrian painter.He was born in Dölsach-Stribach near Lienz, in what was the county of Tyrol...
- The library whose main emphasis is the Tyrol
The building complex was renovated in 2003 and some parts were added to.
The natural and human science activity of the museum has been documented since 2008 in the Scientific Yearbook of the Tyrolean State Museum (Wissenschaftlichen Jahrbuch der Tiroler Landesmuseen
). It is a successor to the older publications: Zeitschrift des Ferdinandeums für Tirol und Vorarlberg
(1853-1920) and Veröffentlichungen des Museum Ferdinandeum
In addition the Ferdinandeum issues the reference work, Tiroler Urkundenbuch
, which makes the historical sources from the Tyrolean Middle Ages accessible.