An illustrated history of Lake Garda

From 29 March to 10 June 2012, the MAG (Museo Alto Garda),  the museum located near the Rocca built in the 12th century, hosts an exhibition named: Journey to Lake Garda. The photographic views of the Lotze family 1860 – 1880.
Its offers a selection of 120 vintage photographs taken by Moritz, Richard and Emil Lotze, in order to show the illustrated history of  the Garda Lake during the late 19th century.

Produced by Alberto Prandi, this very particular and unusual event will show some photos previously unseen in public, and its goal is to pay attention to the local tradition of the place and its relation with the Tyrol area. At the end of 19th century, the studio of the German  Moritz Lotze was located in Verona and its prestigious popularity made it one of the most important photographic studio in Italy. Later in time, Lotze’s sons, Emil and Richard worked there, undertaking some major commissions and they decided to document the construction of some of the infrastructures throughout the territory.
A unique way to see the place in a different way, thanks to these shots that offer the chance to discover the history through images. Keep in mind that during the 10th century all the Garda Lake area was under the Austrian troops, so you will see how it changed during the following years and how the inhabitants had to change their life during that hard time.

For further information about the exhibition:

Journey to Lake Garda. The photographic views of the Lotze family 1860 – 1880
Opening hours:
Tuesday-Sunday 10 am-12.30pm; 1.30-6 pm
Closed on Monday
Tickets: 2 euros.

Museo di Riva del Garda
Piazza Cesare Battisti,
38066 Riva del Garda (TN)

Telephone: (+39) 0461 573869

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