Objects form the basis for each story told at the Weltmuseum Wien. Every piece in the permanent exhibition has been carefully selected, and is brought into context with other objects in the gallery in a number of unique presentations. As a Cultural Patron, you have the opportunity to undertake the cultural responsibility for one of these objects in a very personal manner.
The Weltmuseum Wien possesses internationally unique cultural treasures from all five continents. It is the most important Museum in the country dedicated to non-European culture, and reflects Austria's relationship with the world. We need financial support to realise our wide range of tasks.
The Weltmuseum Wien possesses internationally unique cultural treasures from all five continents. It is the most important Museum in the country dedicated to non-European culture, and it reflects Austria’s relationship with the world. For doing the costly renovations and conservation measures for the precious objects, as well as conducting research in connection with the new exhibits and other culturally diverse events, we require your additional help. There will also be a significant effort to position the Museum in the public eye along with an extensive education and outreach programme for children and adolescents.
The magnitude of the collections is to a great extent due to the generosity of individuals who collected, and who bequeathed their treasures to the predecessors of the Weltmuseum Wien – the Imperial and Royal Court Museum of Natural History and later the Museum of Ethnology. In the past, patrons – amongst them the Habsburgs – with their generous financial contributions were often the first enable research expeditions and study trips which have so prominently enhanced the collections of the Weltmuseum Wien.
The Weltmuseum Wien is an attractive partner for important Austrian businesses as well as global players with roots or business interest in Austria. Every business is unique, just as are our collections. For this reason, we would like to personally get to know our partners from the world of business: their strategies and their representatives, and only the work out an individual proposal.
The Weltmuseum Wien Friends are a public charity offering a great range of events, such as object discussions, special guided tours, excursions as well as film and photo presentations, to everybody interested in non-European cultures and intercultural dialogue.