PROJECT "MOUNTAIN OF MEMORIES":
OVER 100,000 VISITORS SAW THE EXHIBITION
GREAT ONRUSH ON WEEKENDS
After a one-month prolongation, the popular exhibition "Mountain of Memories" in the Graz Schlossberg ended on Sunday 26 October 2003. On the last weekend alone more than 4,000 people visited the collected memories of the population of Graz.
All those wishing to see the exhibition in the Schlossberg tunnel system shortly before the approximately 20 000 memorabilia were finally taken away, had to face extremely long waiting times during the last days of the exhibition. Hundreds of people queued up at the entrance and also made use of the extended opening hours on Friday, 24 October 2003, and Saturday, 25 October 2003, when the exhibition was open until 21:00. During the last two days of the exhibition, 4,155 visitors were counted. Overall, 100,255 people saw the exhibition.
On the exhibition:
The history of Graz is the history of its residents - that was the motto of the project "Mountain of Memories". About 20,000 memories were collected, put into archives and published on the internet page www.berg03.at. The scientific team of BISDATO Exhibition and Museum Management (Karl Stocker, Heimo Hofgartner, Katia Schurl) worked out the concept of the exhibition and chose approximately 1,000 evocative exhibits that were displayed in the Schlossberg by the design team headed by Erika Thümmel. The maze-like tunnel system in the mountain served as a metaphor for the winding paths of memory. As an addition and an extension to the exhibition, the British VJs from Coldcut + Headspace were invited to realise an interactive installation.