We attach great important to the creation of a place where people can meet and exchange impressions. Who is behind our collections? Together with people from the countries of origin of our numerous artefacts and artists and researchers from all over the world, how can render new aspects visible? How can we involve our visitors? Listening, enquiring, making a concerted effort to overcome frontiers and shaping our ideas are all part of the concept underlying our work, which we want to present not only in the museum but also in collaboration with our numerous partners at many other locations.
A museum without a public cannot fulfil its role. This is why communicating and making our activities accessible is our number one priority. The task we have set for ourselves is to present our work to our visitors using a variety of platforms.
Find out more about some of our projects and networks here and visit us outside the museum as well!
ASEMUS is a cross-cultural network of museums with Asian collections located in member countries of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). ASEMUS promotes mutual understanding through collaboration and the sharing of museum collections. Since 2000, ASEMUS has served as a useful platform for knowledge sharing between museum professionals in Asia and Europe. Since 2002 Weltmuseum Wien is part of this network.
The VCM is supported as a flagship project by the Asia Europe Foundation(ASEF) in Singapore and the Asia-Europe Museums Network (ASEMUS). This virtual collection of Asian masterpieces is a considerable research tool for anyone interested in Asian art and cultural history. It aims at promoting mutual understanding and appreciation between the peoples of Asia and Europe.