Exhibition Maria Theresa

Exhibition Maria Theresa

Jubilee Exhibition 2017: Maria Theresa 

To mark the third centenary of the birth of Maria Theresa, on 15 March 2017 a major exhibition will be launched exploring the life and influence of one of the most important rulers in European history. Various aspects of the monarch’s life and work will be explored at four different venues.

Vienna Imperial Furniture Collection | High Office and High Spirits

In the ‘Hofmobilieninspektion’, an institution founded by Maria Theresa in 1747 to administer the court holdings of furniture, the exhibition examines the family circle, the personal destinies and the dynastic marriage policy pursued by Maria Theresa together with the legacy of her status as a mythic figure that continued long after her death. 

Schloss Hof | Alliances and enmities

Around 1775 Maria Theresa had a dower apartment furnished for herself at Schloss Hof, her country residence in Lower Austria. On the piano nobile of the palace the exhibition deals with her initial difficulties in establishing her rule, wars and peace agreements, losses and gains of territory as well as Maria Theresa’s powerful creative political will.

Schloss NiederweidenModernization and reforms

Also located in the Marchfeld region of Lower Austria, the small and intimate Schloss Niederweiden was used for hunting parties and celebrations. At this exhibition venue the focus will be on the major domestic reforms enacted by Maria Theresa that were to change the state substantially. 

Imperial Carriage Museum | High Office and high Spiritis

At the Imperial Carriage Museum, the focus will be on Maria Theresa’s projection of her own image, caught as she was between the sometimes conflicting priorities of her identity as a woman and the ‘masculinity’ of her power as a ruler. Ornate coaches, liveries, uniforms and gowns will recreate the resplendence of formal court occasions and exuberant festivities.

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  1. Maria Theresia 1717-1780  - Combined Ticket

    Maria Theresia 1717-1780 - Combined Ticket

    Adults: 29,00 €, Children: 16,00 € (Free admission for children under 6 years of age.)

    To mark the third centenary of the birth of Maria Theresa, on 15 March 2017 a major exhibition will be launched exploring the life and influence of one of the most important rulers in European history. Save money by buying a combined ticket at a reduced price for all four venues.

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  2. Maria Theresia 1717-1780  - Combined Ticket Schloss Hof & Schloss Niederweiden

    Maria Theresia 1717-1780 - Combined Ticket Schloss Hof & Schloss Niederweiden

    Adults: 16,00 €, Children: 10,00 € (Free admission for children under 6 years of age.)

    The Major exhibition on the occasion of the 300th birthday of Maria Theresia. Take advantage of the special cut-price combined ticket for the exhibition in Lower Austria. 

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  3. Maria Theresia 1717-1780  - Single Ticket: Schloss Hof

    Maria Theresia 1717-1780 - Single Ticket: Schloss Hof

    Adults: 13,00 €, Children: 8,00 € (Free admission for children under 6 years of age.)

    The exhibition at Schloss Hof will be devoted to Maria Theresia‘s „Alliances and enmities"

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  4. Maria Theresia 1717-1780  - Single Ticket: Schloss Niederweiden

    Maria Theresia 1717-1780 - Single Ticket: Schloss Niederweiden

    Adults: 9,50 €, Children: 6,00 € (Free admission for children under 6 years of age.)

    The exhibition at Schloss Niederweiden will be devoted to „Modernization and reforms".

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  5. Maria Theresia 1717-1780  - Single Ticket: Furniture Collection

    Maria Theresia 1717-1780 - Single Ticket: Furniture Collection

    Adults: 8,50 €, Children: 6,00 € (Free admission for children under 6 years of age.)

    The focus at the Imperial Furniture Collection, one of the largest collections of furniture in the world, will be on Maria Theresias „Family & Legacy. 

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