Imster Fasnachtshaus

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Imst Carnival Museum

This museum makes use of state-of-the-art technology to present an authentic, indeed archaic custom in all its richness, a tradition which, in 2012, was added to the UNESCO list of ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’.

Film excerpts from the early 1930s to the present day offer visitors a clear insight into the movements, the primal power, the rhythms and the mysteries of the masked parade.

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Ingenious slide shows with photos from a period of one hundred years show the history and present of carnival activities. Sound and text collages give an insight into the background and various preparations for this event in Imst, such as the carving of the wooden masks and the construction of the carnival floats.

Old and new masks complement the exhibition and impressively document the magical fascination of the carnival in Imst.

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