How did the objects end up in the museum? This animated film explains how the collections of the Weltmuseum Wien found their way to Vienna.
Together with Radio Klassik, we produced a podcast series for the reopening of the Weltmuseum Wien in 2017, where our curators tell you everything you need to know about the museum's new permanent exhibitions.
Lisl Ponger The Master Narrative
In ‘The Master Narrative and Don Durito’ the artist Lisl Ponger tells us about the effects of the colonial project and its relevance to the present day, of ethnological museums and their collections as well as of the influence of non-European objects on the visual arts, literature and film.
Lisl Ponger made a collection of “first day issues”. Over a thousand of these envelopes with their colourful images illustrate the strands of the master narrative. The 8-hour 2-channel installation was on view within the special exhibition at #WeltmuseumWien and is now available for you online – in 10 chapters:
Franz Ferdinand's travels
At the moment we can only dream of travel. Even in 1892/93, the desire to see more of the world was a big one. The 10-month trip around the world by Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este provides unknown insights into the world of a multifaceted and polarizing person. His journey took him from Pola via Suez, Aden, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Southeast Asia, Oceania, Australia, China and Japan to the United States.
Thanks to his travel diary, we have detailed information about this world trip.
Discover the individual stages in the following English audio snippets:
The traditions of batik
Jani Kuhnt-Saptodewo, takes you home to her family in Indonesia in her YouTube videos. Learn more about the traditional art of batik and the people behind it. The videos have both German and English subtitles.
Wake with a kiss
Visit the Weltmuseum Wien's depot with our staff. This video series with English subtitels from 2013 focuses on the stories behind the objects.