Hittisau Women's Museum

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Hittisau Women's Museum.

Hittisau Women's Museum (German: Frauenmuseum Hittisau) is a museum in Hittisau, Austria, devoted to women. It was founded in 2000[1] and is the only museum of its kind in the country.[2]

The museum displays the cultural achievements of women – particularly from the local Bregenzerwald region – through exhibitions, cultural events, teaching activities for children, presentations and workshops.[3][4][5]


The museum occupies the upper floor of the Feuerwehrhaus und Kulturhaus ("Fire Brigade House and Culture House"). This was built from 1998 to 2000 by the local authorities, and won a national architecture award (Österreichischer Bauherrenpreis) in 2000.[6] The local fire brigade occupies the large basement, there is a seminar room on the ground floor, and a local brass band is also based here.[1] The upper section is made of wood (local silver fir), and the building has a large glass frontage.[7]

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  1. ^ a b Concerning a Women's Museum in a rural region Elisabeth Stöckler, founder. (in English)
  2. ^ Diskussion um Hittisauer Frauenmuseum ORF, 8 January 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2010. (in German)
  3. ^ Frauenmuseum Hittisau: Österreichs erstes Frauenmuseum Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine. State of Vorarlberg. (in German)
  4. ^ Aktivitäten des frauenmuseums 2000/2001/2002 Museum program. (in German)
  5. ^ Frauenmuseum Municipality of Hittisau. (in German)
  6. ^ Bauherrenpreise 1967 bis 2007 Award winners 1967–2007. (in German)
  7. ^ Frauenmuseum Description of the building. (in German)

Coordinates: 47°27′23″N 9°57′41″E / 47.45639°N 9.96139°E / 47.45639; 9.96139