037 Admont Abbey ©StefanLeitner LEI7338 e1634720409732

NEO/NEW - Rediscovered at the Kunsthistorisches Museum

After the monastery burned down in 1865, Admont Abbey Church was rebuilt in the then modern neo-Gothic style. In the course of the rebuilding, a wealth of liturgical objects inspired by the medieval Gothic style was created for the church, but also for the monks, who were always open to art. Although these chalices, ciboria, monstrances, etc. do not come close to the great art of medieval Gothic, they are nevertheless exciting witnesses to an artistic epoch that not only had a significant impact in Admont with the collegiate church, but throughout the entire European continent. In recent years, it has been a priority for the curator P. Maximilian to restore these objects in particular, which are unfortunately often looked down upon. Some of them were presented to the public for the first time in the 2017 season.

After a long break, Frater Benno Haan's "Christmas regalia", the Admont monk's masterpiece from the 1680s, was on display again from the parament chamber. Rich in its pictorial programme, needle painting of the highest quality - a wonderful testimony to Baroque art, made in Admont Abbey and always used to the glory of God. Next to it - exhibited for the first time - a baroque vestment in the rare liturgical colour pink, a masterpiece of weaving technique.

Custodian: Fr Maximilian Schiefermüller OSB