Tue, 17 Oct

6 pm

Panel Discussion & Film Presentation on the Vienna World's Fair

150 min
Participation with valid museum ticket

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Vienna World’s Fair, curators from the Technisches Museum Wien (Carla Camilleri), the MAK (Mio Wakita), the Wien Museum (Andreas Nierhaus), and the Weltmuseum Wien (Bettina Zorn) will discuss the material and immaterial heritage of the Vienna World’s Fair and its social, political, and economic consequences.

The discussion will be followed by the premiere of a short film that focuses on Japan’s contribution to the Vienna World’s Fair and will be shown after the event in the exhibition room “1873 Japan comes to Europe”. The new 10-minute edutainment film shows, among other things, the Japan Pavilion at the Vienna World's Fair 1873. Furthermore, the mutual influence between Japan and Europe is thematised.

This film was made possible with financial support from the Expo'70 Fund Kansai Osaka 21st Century Association, Japan.



The speakers:

PD Dr. Andreas Nierhaus (Wien Museum)
Art historian and curator for architecture and sculpture at the Wien Museum. 2004-2008 research associate at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, 2019 substitute professorship at the University of Frankfurt/Main, 2022 habilitation in art history at the University of Vienna. Main research interests: Architecture and visual arts in the 19th and 20th centuries. Exhibitions and publications on, among others, the Vienna Werkbundsiedlung (2012), the Ringstrasse (2015), Otto Wagner (Vienna 2018, Paris 2019), Richard Neutra (2020), the Bauhaus in Vienna (2022) and Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (2023/2024).

Carla Camilleri (Technisches Museum  Wien)
Born in Turin (Italy) in 1975; studied history and Romance languages and literature at the University of Vienna; head of the archive and library at the Technisches Museum Wien with a research focus on photo history and collections. In 2023 Carla Camilleri, together with Sophie Gerber and Martina Griesser-Stermscheg, curated the Technisches Museum  Wien anniversary show and multimedia web exhibition "Women at Work. 150 Years of the Women's Pavilion at the Vienna World's Fair” (https://www.technischesmuseum.at/ausstellung/women_at_wor).

Dr. Mio Wakita-Elis (MAK Custodian/Head of the Asian Collection):
Born in Yokohama (Japan); studied political science in Tokyo and European and Oriental art history as well as Japanese studies in Cologne and Bonn; doctorate at the University of Heidelberg on East Asian art history. Since 2019 Head of the Asian Collection at the MAK. Her research focuses on transcultural art and design history of Japan and Asia in a global context, postcolonial reinterpretation of the histories of Asian art in Central Europe, provenance research of Chinese collections in Austria and visual and material culture of 19th, 20th and 21st century Japan. 

Dr. Bettina Zorn, MA (Weltmuseum Wien)
Curator of the East Asia Collection (China, Korea, Japan) since 1995; studied sinology, prehistoric and early historical archaeology, Chinese archaeology, ethnology and biology. From 2004 - 2009, she led a Sino-German research project on cultural property preservation. Current focus is on researching the provenances of the 19th century Chinese and Japanese collections of the Weltmuseum Wien. With colleagues, she is currently compiling a database of Japanese exhibits from the 1873 Vienna World's Fair.

Duration: 60 min. + 30 min.
To participate in the event, all guests need a valid museum ticket (or an annual ticket, a KHMembership or a Weltmuseum Wien Friends membership).
Registration online (limited number of participants)
Meeting Point: WMW Forum

Innenansicht Japanischer Pavillon, Aufnahme der Weltausstellung 1873 © KHM-Museumsverband
150 min
Participation with valid museum ticket

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