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Admont Monastery

A jewel of the Baroque era meets contemporary art. 70.000 restored books, ceiling frescoes and sculptures in the magnificent library meet creations of Erwin Wurm, Rudi Molacek and Lois Renner.

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An interesting concept between Benedictine tradition and cultural timeliness, which results from the examination of the Benedictine of Admont with art and culture in recent times. The Monastery of Admont shines not only with the world’s largest monastic library but since 1997 it has increasingly concentrated on historic grown patronage of the church. With the museum of contemporary art the Monastery of Admont created a modern ambience for exhibitions of more than 100 artists, which are arranged by theme for alternating special exhibitions. Additional to the ongoing acquisitions, an artist of the residence-program invites artists from the younger or middle age generation to participate in creating a site-specific piece of art at the monastery. These pieces of art created at the Residence will be added to the collection of the monastery under the brand “Made for Admont”. For this exceptional combination of high-ranked modern art with old cultural assets the Monastery of Admont was awarded with the Austrian Museum Award in 2005.