Bludenz (AT): On 7th September 2018, Getzner's 200thanniversary, the exhibition “Driven by curiosity - 200 years of Getzner” opened at the “Stadthaus 38” in Bludenz. The exhibition focuses on three main themes: a showcase of the achievements of Getzner Textil and Getzner Werkstoffe, an exhibition exploring the history of the company and an art exhibition by Heidi Comploj and Michael Mittermayer.
The venue could not have been more fitting. The recently renovated “Stadthaus 38” was the original headquarters of Getzner when the organisation was founded in Bludenz 200 years ago. In exactly the same spot, 200 years later, an exhibition celebrating the bicentenary is taking place.
The exhibition is based around three themes: The first is a showcase of the achievements of Getzner Textil and Getzner Werkstoffe, highlighting a variety of different products and solutions from both companies, as well as giving an exciting insight into the business fields of both of companies. Visitors will find interactive exhibits, shirts and high-quality Africa damask from Getzner Textil, as well as a railway sleeper with under sleeper pads and vibration models allowing them to experience elastic solutions from Getzner Werkstoffe. The second exhibition area focuses on the history of Getzner. In his spare time, passionate archivist and former employee of Getzner, Manfred Getzner, is a musical, cultural and industrial historian and has put together a fascinating retrospective of the company’s history. The third and final highlight of the event is an art exhibition by Heidi Comploj and Michael Mittermayer.
The exhibition runs for six weeks from 7th September to 21st October. This fascinating exhibition has something for everyone and will be of particular interest to school groups. An information event is held every Friday afternoon and during opening hours Getzner employees are always on hand to assist visitors and answer any questions.
“Driven by curiosity – 200 years of Getzner” exhibition fact box:
Exhibition dates: 7th September to 21st October 2018
Opening hours: Wed/Thu/Fri 15:00–18:00
Sundays and public holidays 15:00–18:00
Information events: Every Friday afternoon