The Färbermuseum plays an important role in the safeguarding of the element “Indigo hand block printing in the Mühlviertel region”, inscribed on the RL in 2018, for example via awareness-raising measures, transmission and promotion of the element. The museum had to close its doors and the traditional, international market for dyers was cancelled this year. After the Austrian government recommended wearing face masks, the Färbermuseum started to produce masks made from local, indigo-dyed material. They would distributed the masks in the region in exchange for donations to the museum. Shortly after, a regional bank (VKB-BANK) ordered masks for more than 800 employees.
This shows a successful collaboration between a regional institution and traditional craftsmanship
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