Weltmuseum Wien

It's all about people.

Eventful Histories

Eventful Histories

A short intro to the Weltmuseum Wien without words. The film can be viewed here or in theHall of Columns of our museum.

Mission & History

Ethnological museums are witnesses to the cultural diversity and changes of our human societies.

Exhibitions provide ethnological museums with an opportunity to display their collections to the general public. The treasures they preserve are dedicated to the better understanding of individual cultures or regions of the world, or offer a comparative approach to the entire spectrum of cultural diversity.  

In their examination of cultural differences and that which all people have in common, ethnological museums render an important contribution to the understanding of a world that has become much smaller due to the improved possibilities of mobility and communication, and at the same time increasingly multicultural due to migration. It is our task to contextualise social changes and developments in today’s world by means of our extensive collections.

--> History of the Museum

Further information

Black Lives Matter

#BlackLivesMatter

Joint Statement by Sociocultural Anthropology Institutions in Austria

As anthropologists in Austria, we stand in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and other ongoing social movements seeking social justice and equality. We consider it a core responsibility in our academic and institutional work to understand, expose, and reject any form of racism, discrimination, and structural violence against vulnerable and minority groups anywhere. As the most significant anti-racist social movement in recent history unfolds in the USA, we stand against structural and everyday racism and discrimination against BIPoC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour), Roma, migrants, LGBTIQ* communities, and religious minorities in Austria and across Europe.

As public institutions, we acknowledge our discipline’s historical and ongoing entanglements in white privilege and structural racism. While de-colonizing our epistemologies and publicly speaking out against right-wing populism and racism, we commit to the affirmative inclusion of disadvantaged communities. This includes not only more collaborative forms of research and teaching, but crucially also institutional recruitment practices and the management of archival and museum collections. We urge all of us to listen closely and support the call of BiPOC for social justice and equality in the shared hope that these already long-standing efforts will transform not only our discipline but also our societies.

As anthropologists in Austria, we participate in a larger disciplinary movement against racism and discrimination across Europe and the world, and join the statements published by EASA and AAA.

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna
Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Weltmuseum Wien

 

Heidelberg Statement

Heidelberg Statement

On the occasion of the 2019 Annual Conference of the Directors of Ethnographic Museums in German Speaking Countries in Heidelberg, the following statement has been approved and signed by the ethnographic and world cultures museums, university museums and collections, as well as the ethnography departments of composite museums.

The Heidelberg Statement (pdf, 15 KB)

Decolonising requires dialogue, expertise and support

Contacts

Contacts for your visit

Museum education & outreach programme, guided tours, and programme registration
+43 1 534 30-5150
kulturvermittlung@weltmuseumwien.at

Office Hours of the cultural education department (except holidays):
Mon. to Fri., 9 am till 1 pm

Information, questions & suggestions
+43 1 534 30-5052
info@weltmuseumwien.at

Director's office

Director
Dr. Jonathan FINE
+43 1 534 30-5052
info@weltmuseumwien.at

Deputy Director
HR. Prof. Dr. Christian SCHICKLGRUBER
+43 1 534 30-5051
christian.schicklgruber@weltmuseumwien.at

Office of the Director
+43 1 534 30-5052
info@weltmuseumwien.at

Office Hours (except holidays):
Mon. to Fri., 9 am till 1 pm

Curatorial Departments and Research

Curator Collection Analog and Digital Media: Film, Audio, Photography
Dr. Hanin HANNOUCH
+ 43 1 534 30-5066
hanin.hannouch@weltmuseumwien.at

Curator East Asia: China, Korea, Japan
Dr. Bettina ZORN
+43 1 534 30-5117
bettina.zorn@weltmuseumwien.at

Curator Insular Southeast Asian Collection
ad interim Mag. Reinhard BLUMAUER
+ 43 1 534 30-5107
reinhard.blumauer@weltmuseumwien.at

Curator Collection North Africa, West and Central Asia, Siberia
Dr. des. Tobias MÖRIKE
+ 43 1 534 30-5030
tobias.moerike@weltmuseumwien.at

Curator North and Central American Collections
Gerard VAN BUSSEL
+ 43 1 534 30-5122
gerard.vanbussel@weltmuseumwien.at

Curator Oceania and Australia Collection
Mag. Reinhard BLUMAUER
+ 43 1 534 30-5107
reinhard.blumauer@weltmuseumwien.at

Curator Collection Photography
Mag. Manfred KAUFMANN
+ 43 1 534 30-5110
manfred.kaufmann@weltmuseumwien.at

Curator South America Collection
Dr. Claudia AUGUSTAT
+ 43 1 534 30-5113
claudia.augustat@weltmuseumwien.at

Curator South-, Southeast Asian and Himalayan Collections
HR. Prof. Dr. Christian SCHICKLGRUBER
+43 1 534 30-5051
christian.schicklgruber@weltmuseumwien.at

Curator Sub-Saharan Africa Collection
N.N.
+ 43 1 534 30-5052
info@weltmuseumwien.at

Head of Archive
Caroline McKinley, BA MA
+43 1 534 30-5118
caroline.mckinley@weltmuseumwien.at

Library
Heinz ROSSI
+ 43 1 534 30-5021
heinz.rossi@weltmuseumwien.at

 

Museum education

Head of Department Museum Education
MMag. Petra FUCHS-JEBINGER
+43 1 534 30 - 5150
petra.fuchs-jebinger@weltmuseumwien.at

Booking Management
Natascha STRAßL
natascha.strassl@weltmuseumwien.at

Art educator / Focus Cooperations
Stella ASIIMWE, BA
stella.asiimwe@weltmuseumwien.at

Art educator / Focus Digital eduation & projects
Mag. Irina EDER
irina.eder@weltmuseumwien.at

Art education / Focus Kids, Schools and Family
Mela MARESCH, BA
mela.maresch@weltmuseumwien.at

Art Education Team
Muhammet Ali BAS
Mag. Lucia CZERNIN
Lea NAGEL, MA
Salome RITTERBAND,  BA MA
Mara THOM, BA

 

Further departments

Office of the Director/Administration
Nina RECHNER
+43 1 534 30 5052
info@weltmuseumwien.at

Conservation Department and Technical Services
Mag. Florian Gerhard RAINER
florian.rainer@weltmuseumwien.at

Depot
Stefan BAUER
+43 1 534 30 5116
stefan.bauer@weltmuseumwien.at

Development & Events
Mag. Bärbel HOLAUS-HEINTSCHEL
+43 1 525 24-4035
sponsoring@khm.at

Inventory
Eva HACKL
+ 43 1 534 30-5116
eva.hackl@weltmuseumwien.at

 

Press
Nina AUINGER-SUTTERLÜTY, MAS
Mag. Sarah AISTLEITNER
info.pr@weltmuseumwien.at
T +43 1 525 24-4021
oder +43 1 525 24-4025

Program & Event Coordination
Mag. Anna Maria RESCH, E.MA
+43 1 534 30-5123
annamaria.resch@weltmuseumwien.at

Public Affairs
Ruth STRONDL
+43 1 525 24-4024
marketing@khm.at

Registrar
Tina Maria SEYFRIED
+43 1 534 30-5111
tina.seyfried@weltmuseumwien.at

Room rental
Alexander KIMMERL
+43 1 525 24-4030
event@khm.at

 

Organisation

KHM-Museumsverband

The Weltmuseum Wien is part of the KHM-Museumsverband, General Director Dr. Sabine Haag and Chief Financial Officer Dr. Paul Frey.

Rights & Reproduction

Rights & Reproduction

The Reproduction Department of the KHM-Museumsverband is responsible for all photo requests as well as reproduction and recording permits concerning the Weltmuseum Wien. We offer both digital and analog photo material from all collections of the KHM-Museumsverband. Moreover, we authorise, organise, and supervise all photo, television, video, and film recordings on museum premises.     

All pictures and text as well as photographic and audio material are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced, copied, altered or otherwise used without the express consent of the KHM-Museumsverband. 

Picture fees are based on the request medium, type, volume, and term of usage, and need to be agreed upon in advance.

Reproduction Request

Contact:
Shops & Repro

KHM-Museumsverband
Burgring 5, 1010 Wien
Tel +43 1 525 24- 3341
E-Mail info.repro@khm.at

Jobs at the Museum

Jobs at the Museum

If you are interested in voluntary work for the Weltmuseum Wien, unpaid internships for your academic studies in social and cultural anthropology, and guest researcher positions, please send your application to:
info@weltmuseumwien.at

 

Information
Please send your applications including CV by email to:

KHM-Museumsverband
Wissenschaftliche Anstalt öffentlichen Rechts
Personnel Management
karriere@khm.at

Annual Report

Annual Report

The Weltmuseum Wien publishes a report on its extensive range of activities every year. Find out more about the academic work of our curators and conservators, the exhibitions of the year, and all our projects realised in the fields of cultural communication, marketing, sponsoring & fundraising, and the Weltmuseum Wien Friends.

 

Annual Report 2022 (in German) (pdf, 10 MB)

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Annual Report 2020/21 (in German) (pdf, 6 MB)

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Annual Report 2019 (in German) (pdf, 8 MB)

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Annual Report 2018 (in German) (pdf, 4 MB)

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Annual Report 2017 (in German) (pdf, 6 MB)

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Annual Report 2016 (in German) (pdf, 5 MB)

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Annual Report 2015 (in German) (pdf, 8 MB)

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Press

Press

In our press corner you can find press releases and press photographs at your disposal, to download free of charge, for your topical reporting.

Information
Nina Auinger-Sutterlüty, MAS
+43 1 525 24-4021

info.pr@khm.at

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