Collecting Photographers
2023_04_18_Exhibition opening_Gstatterboden_2_c_Collection photographers
2023_04_18_Exhibition opening_Gstatterboden_1_c_Collection photographers


INVITATION TO THE EXHIBITION OPENING - In cooperation with the Gesäuse National Park and the Natural History Museum of Admont Abbey, the two Berlin artists and collection photographers, Sebastian Köpcke and Volker Weinhold, took photographic images in the historical herbarium collection of Admont Abbey Museum, which will be shown under the name "Treasures of Alpine Flora" in the "Alte Sägehalle" gallery in Gstatterboden from 1 May 2023.


The Gesäuse National Park cordially invites you to the opening of the artistic photo exhibition " Treasures of Alpine Flora". The exhibition presents a collection of photographs depicting the beauty and diversity of the historical plant evidence at Admont Monastery. The opening will take place on 01 May 2023 at 14:00 in the gallery "Alte Sägehalle" in Gstatterboden.


The exhibition shows the works of the renowned collection photographers Sebastian Köpcke and Volker Weinhold from Berlin, who have taken up the challenge of documenting the historical herbarium collections of Admont Monastery using modern photographic techniques. The plant specimens of Admont Monastery, some of which are more than 150 years old, go back for the most part to the collecting activities of Father Gabriel Strobl and include a large number of plant species from the region. They are an important resource for scientists and nature lovers alike.


The photographs by Sebastian Köpcke and Volker Weinhold capture the beauty, colourfulness and diversity of the specimens in an impressive and artistically staged way and invite the viewers to see nature with different eyes. The exhibition presents a total of 25 large-format photographs taken with great attention to detail and technical skill.


"We are very pleased to be able to present this impressive exhibition in cooperation with Admont Abbey. The photos by Sebastian Köpcke and Volker Weinhold are composed full of wit, have an appealing look and invite visitors to immerse themselves in the fascinating world of plants," says the head of the National Park Photo School, Martin Hartmann. "The exhibition is a perfect complement to a visit to the Gesäuse National Park and offers visitors an insight into the natural history of the region."


The exhibition can be seen from 1 May to 31 October 2023 in the gallery "Alte Sägehalle" in Gstatterboden. Admission is free.


Enquiry notice:

Gesäuse National Park, Andreas Hollinger, Tel: 0664-82 52 305

Gesäuse National Park, Martin Hartmann, Tel: 0664-82 52 304

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