Mission of the museum
The museum’s goal is to demonstrate and explain to visitors, provide an area for research, as well as make the best possible storage of valuable archaeological finds around the healer possible. The exceptional finding situation and the compilation of the objects that have been thoroughly investigated by the University of Innsbruck’s Institute of Archaeology, are made accessible to visitors and researchers.
The permanent exhibition about the findings approaches the at hand subject and enhances the understanding of the relevant period (Early Modern). The museum content uses all available methods such as text, image, audio, film, olfactory and haptic. Thereby it enables even educational work on tough issues (persecution of otherness, witch trials, herbalist, meaning of death and dying, etc.). Through the declaration of the complex relationships of the find’s situation and objects using a film documentation even museum skeptics are attracted, interested and informed.
The target groups of the museum are diversified by the prudent exhibition design. However, schools, groups and families are the main target groups for which appropriate presentation methods have been developed and deployed. Guided tours in several languages, museum educational material and age-appropriate guides are available to visitors.
The respectful treatment of the bones of the healer is not only part of the exhibition concept but essentially part of the museum and its’ orientation.