My Wardrobes – Female Joie de Vivre Up Until Old Age

Exhibition on fashion, clothing and biographies that shape them

02/06/24Sunday, 09:00Duration 8hTrinkhalle Bad IschlSparkassenplatz 5 , 4820 Bad Ischl
Free entry
Mein Kleiderkasten
© Christoph Liebentritt


The special exhibition Mein Kleiderkasten – weibliche Lebensfreude bis ins hohe Alter is dedicated to the biographies of 25 women between the ages of 63 and 103 along various living environments. For the exhibition during the European Capital of Culture year, the ranks of the woman have been expanded and include biographies, outfits and outfit preferences as well as the thoughts and legacies of women who have cultural relevance for the Salzkammergut region.

An exhibition about fashion, clothing and the biographies who mark these fields

Over the course of seven stations, the exhibition tells their stories, moving over clothing and memories, feelings and role models all the way to the variegated world of colors, personality and style and through different phases of life. The bridges to the present and the future will also be built along the topics of sustainability and upcycling. At the end of the exhibition, in an interactive part, the visitors will be invited to answer questions and introduce their access points to fashion and joie de vivre. Everything revolves around the wardrobes. One can, in fact, contain the richness of life. Alongside skirts, blouses, suits, jackets and co., there are also memories, associations and ideas that can warm us and make us happy in our lives like a soft wool jacket.

Elizabeth Baum–Breuer has set off on an exciting journey of discovery straight across all layers of society. With a fascinating combination of artifacts, items of clothing, photos, questions and biographical conversations, touching insights are created into the world of fashion in old age, far beyond clichés and taboos. The exhibition provides inspiration, stimulation and background information about the application of biographical work on the basis of the (allegedly superficial) topic of clothing. The resulting “fashion stories” are life stories, colorful sources of joie de vivre that remain accessible even in old age.


Elizabeth Baum-Breuer (curator, project management)

Jana Lüthje (dramaturgy)

Kultur im Fluss

Event info

Trinkhalle Bad Ischl
Sparkassenplatz 5 , 4820 Bad Ischl