Main task of a museum

The South Tyrolean Wine Museum is working on the scientific development of its collection within the scope of personnel and time. This work serves as the basis for an improved collection documentation and reflects in the mediation activity.

Current research project

Objects from the collection of the South Tyrolean Wine Museum as real sources for economic, ecological and social developments and upheavals in the South Tyrolean viticulture. The “Saltner”: official and fictional character

The research of the “Saltner” collection forms the first part of a well-founded research based on a broad source base on the entire collection with the aim of a future reorganization of the permanent exhibition.

Based on the object group “Saltner”, consisting of around 50 objects (a costume figurine, equipment, regulations, various pictorial representations of the 19th and 20th centuries, an official emblem etc.), a comprehensive classification in the cultural-historical context is to be attempted from the early modern period to the 20th century. At the same time, systematic searches in various archives are collected in a finding aid and serve as a basis for the future processing and research of further topics.

The project is financed by funds from the Research Fund of the South Tyrolean Provincial Museums.

Duration of the project: Autumn 2018 to December 2020

We ask for your cooperation!

Is your family still in possession of documents relating to Saltner affairs, e. g. Saltner regulations, invoices etc.? Do you have photographs or other memorabilia? Can you still remember Saltner in your home village? Do you know field and farm names that refer to Saltner or locations of huts?
We look forward to your comments at or at (+39) 0471 963 168.



Testimonials of wine history

The South Tyrolean Wine Museum collects, keeps and documents evidence of South Tyrol’s “wine history”. The collection is the starting point for research and communication work.

The emphasis of the collection is on equipment used during the working year by the winegrowers before mechanisation: ‘”from the ʻPergl’ (pergola) to the ʻTorggl’ (wine press)”, from spring to late autumn, from the vine to the matured wine.
The museum collection also contains objects from such areas as barrel-making, glass and ceramics as well as arts & crafts or art (especially religious) with wine and grape motifs.

The collection is constantly being expanded by donations and purchases. The lack of space means a very strict selection policy is necessary. Purchases are only made of special items that fit into the museum’s collection concept.

Details of the collection concept of the South Tyrolean Folklore Museum, of which the Wine Museum is a branch, can be found here.

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