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.
A Javanese SarongProject: Sleeping Beauty – last episode
Feather bust of the War God Ku von HawaiiProjekt: 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 EarthProjekt: 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.
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).
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 basketsProjekt: Sleeping Beauty - Episode 5
Dr. Claudia Augustat, curator for Southamerika at the Weltmuseum Wien, brings to life wedding baskets