• A Javanese Sarong

    Project: Sleeping Beauty – last episode

    As part of “Project: Sleeping Beauty” Dr. habil. Jani Kuhnt-Saptodewo (Curator Insular Southeast Asia Collection) and Barbara Pönighaus-Matuella (Textile Conservation) kiss back to life a Javanese Sarong.  

     
     
  • Feather bust of the War God Ku von Hawaii

    Projekt: Sleeping Beauty - Episode 7

    As part of “Project: Sleeping Beauty” HR Prof. Dr. Gabriele Weiss, curator for the Oceania and Australia Collection, kisses back to life a Feather bust.

     
     
  • The doors to Heaven and Earth

    Projekt: Sleeping Beauty - Episode 6

    As part of “Project: Sleeping Beauty” Dr. Christian Schicklgruber, curator for the Department of South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Himalayan countries, kisses back to life a protective amulet.

     
     
  • 11/03/2014

    We closed our doors on the 3rd of November, 2014

    After about two and a half years of renovation and reorganisation we will reopen at the beginning of 2017 as a completely new museum which will be unique in Europe. In the meantime the Weltmuseum Wien is heading out to discover “Neue Welten” (New Worlds).

     
     
  • 01/08/2014

    written by
    Renée Riedler, Objectsconservator

    Anglo Indian Box

    This Anglo Indian Box from the Maharashtra region was bought by Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Este in 1893. It is one of 800 objects that will pass through the Conservation labs before it can be seen in the exhibition “Franz is here!” in April 2014.

     
     
  • Wedding baskets

    Projekt: Sleeping Beauty - Episode 5

    Dr. Claudia Augustat, curator for Southamerika at the Weltmuseum Wien, brings to life wedding baskets