This awareness of how hard and difficult life used to be is still there. And it shapes the people in the valley in very many different ways: Some consciously follow the paths of tradition. Others want to be at the forefront of all new developments. And of course there are also those who no longer want to look back, but only look ahead.
Our passionate work is highly valued by the local population. We also have a lot to offer at our three locations. We are an archive, specialist library, art collection, event location and contact point for everyday culture and mountain agriculture. We try to be a place of knowledge and experience for the whole Ötztal valley. And we still have big plans.
We want to bring Artists in Residence to Ötztal in order to benefit from their critical point of view. We are planning exhibitions on narratives, which can also be brought into question in a critical way: Tourism history, for example, requires a new way of looking at things. In the future we will focus on building culture, changes in architecture - and repeatedly on our cultural heritage. Because we have to know where we come from to see where we're going."