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Online events

Online events

We also offer some online events. Please visit our calendar  for detailled information or put together your own tailor-made programme


Digital guided tours

Digital guided tours

Weltmuseum Wien Insights

What is actually on display at the Weltmuseum Wien? How did the museum acquire its collections and what can its numerous artefacts tell us? Accompany our cultural mediators Stella Asiimwe and Muhammet Ali Bas on a journey through the collections on display and immerse yourself in your favourite topics – from the comfort of your home.

INSIGHT #1 - Weltmuseum Wien introduces itself
INSIGHT #3 - South Seas. Where do the deceased belong to?
INSIGHT #5 - Into a New World: We still exist.
INSIGHT #7 - Mike Tyson and the origin of Maori tattoos
INSIGHT #9 - The Shipibo: Patterns in the Construction of the World
INSIGHT #11 - Six simply brilliant objects from the Weltmuseum Wien
INSIGHT #2 - Collecting Craze. I Suffer from Museomania!
INSIGHT #4 - Brazil. Stories of first contacts & the Amazon rubber boom
INSIGHT #6 - Benin and Ethiopia: Art, Power, Resilience
INSIGHT #8 - The resist dyeing: from Japan via Indonesia to Europe
INSIGHT #10 - Village in the Mountains: Mountain gods and Buddhism
INSIGHT #12 - Fascinated by the Quetzal

Digital Talks

Dienstagabend im Museum

The Weltmuseum Wien is a place of exchange and encounter. In cooperation with Weltmuseum Wien Friends, artists, scientists and communities, we invite you on Tuesdays evening to get deeper insights and new perspectives in our collections and exhibitions.

Discover our upcoming programme here or click through the videos below the enjoy previous events.


23 March 2021
11 May 2021
13 April 2021
18 May 2021

Postcoloniale provenance research at Weltmuseum Wien

The collection Emmerich Billitzer

Nadja Haumberger (Curator for the Sub-Saharan Africa Collection/Project Manager) in conversation with Dominik Spörker (Project Staff). The project presentation took place within the framework of the Provenance Research Day 2021.

In 1884/85, the frigate doctor Emmerich Billitzer "collected" objects for the then Imperial and Royal Court Museum of Natural History during the training voyage of the H. M. Corvette Frundsberg to East Africa. Today, the ethnographic objects from this voyage, which was commissioned by the Imperial-Royal War Ministry, are in the depot of the Weltmuseum Wien.


Stories of Traumatic Pasts digital erleben

As part of the special exhibition Stories of Traumatic Pasts, an opening and a symposium  took place in 2020. Both were recorded on video. You can now rewatch the events on our Youtube channel.

Playlist for the opening event of Stories auf Traumatic Pasts

Playlist for the symposium Stories of Traumatic Pasts

Playlist artist talks

Online collection

From house altars to fashion devils!

Visit over 6000 objects in our online collection and learn more about the stories these objects have to tell!


Comic Guide

Graphic Novel Guide

As part of her kültüř gemma! fellowship, illustrator Veronika Szűcs has created a graphic novel guide (in German) for the Weltmuseum Wien.

kültüř gemma! is supporting the artistic and cultural work of migrants, as well as furthering the critical discourse on the relationship between art and culture and migration. kültür gemma! offers four fellowships at established Viennese cultural institutions and Weltmuseum Wien is proud to be one of them!

Colouring pictures

Colouring pictures

For young visitors of our permanent collection

You can now download amusing and educational colouring pictures free of charge! These colouring pictures round off the museum visit in a child-friendly way, but are also fun at home!

Colouring picture Indonesia (pdf, 4 MB)

© KHM-Museumsverband

Colouring picture Mexico (pdf, 3 MB)

© KHM-Museumsverband

Colouring picture Benin (pdf, 5 MB)

© KHM-Museumsverband

Colouring picture Hawaii (pdf, 3 MB)

© KHM-Museumsverband

Colouring picture Alaska (pdf, 4 MB)

© KHM-Museumsverband

Highlights of the collection

Highlights of the collection

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.

Moving histories

Moving histories

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.

Podcast series

Podcast series on the permanent exhibition

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. 

Open podcast series

The traditions of batik

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.

Cultural patronage

Become a Cultural Patron!

Support the Weltmuseum Wien and undertake the cultural responsibility for one of these objects in a very personal manner.

Please contact us directly
Mag. Katrin Riedl, BA
+43 1 525 24 - 4032

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