The “Helden & Hofer” (Heroes & Hofer) permanent exhibition
A new look at Andreas Hofer
For the commemorative year of 2009, the Passeier Museum is currently putting together the new permanent exhibition called “Helden & Hofer” (“Heroes & Hofer”). The exhibition replaces the previous Andreas Hofer area and covers a total of 500 m2, mostly in a specially constructed underground centre. “Heroes & Hofer” is intended to serve as a permanent attraction for both locals and visitors long beyond the year in question.
The creators, under the leadership of author Josef Rohrer (based on the research of a number of historians) have permitted themselves a new interpretation of Andreas Hofer and the rebellion of 1809. The exhibition first depicts the events of 200 years ago from an unusual point of view: the perspective constantly changes between that of the Tyroleans and the outside view of Tyrol as it existed in Hofer’s time. The new exhibition also analyses the issue of hero worship, using the story of Andreas Hofer. Setting aside familiar Tyrolean patriotism, it addresses the question of why each era and each society needs heroes.
The museum tour is dynamic and takes modern viewing habits into account. It makes use of changing perspectives, films and sounds.
> Südtiroler Landesregierung,
> Stiftung Südtiroler Sparkasse
> drei Gemeinden von Passeier
> Raiffeisenkassen des Passeiertales