The Weltmuseum Wien Friends 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.

Become a Friend

We look forward to meeting you!

Become a Friend and enjoy the benefits of an Annual Ticket of the KHM-Museumsverband, e.g. free entrance to the Weltmuseum Wien as well as the museums and collections mentioned below.  Find out more about becoming a Friend in the following columns. Current events are listed in the Calendar and/or Programme.

  • Free entrance to all museums and branches of the KHM Museumsverband, including the Weltmuseum Wien as well as the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the Neue Burg, the Imperial Treasury Vienna, the Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna, the Theseus Temple Vienna, Ambras Castle Innsbruck, and the Theatre Museum.
  • Free admission to lectures, guided tours, and evening events of the Weltmuseum Wien Friends
  • Reduced entrance fee to our series “Ethnographic Cabinet” (object and atelier discussions, small and personal guided tours of the depot)
  • 30 % discount on the scientific publication “Archive Weltmuseum Wien”
  • 15 % discount on all the Museum’s articles and publications (except for price-bound books and already reduced goods) on in all shops of the KHM-Museumsverband
  1. Full member € 60
  2. Additional adults in the same household € 55
  3. Young member under the age of 25 € 30
  4. Supporting member € 130

We will gladly send you a membership form!

Please write a short email to with your name and address. You will receive the membership form and payment slip by mail. 

Or simply call us at: 01 52524-5070  or  0677 64136077 (Mondays 2 pm to 6 pm).

Financial institution:
Bank Austria
IBAN: AT951100000633735600
Bank account under the name of Weltmuseum Wien Friends

Mondays (2 pm to 6 pm):
+43 1 534 30-5070 or
+43 677 64136077




Please take a look at our Calendar to find out which current events you might find interesting in the following month. The events of the Weltmuseum Wien Friends are highlighted in turquoise.   

Due to current restrictions there might be  changes to the programme at short notice. Please check out our calendar or Facebook to get further information. We are looking forward to your participation.

Presentations and lectures:
Free admission for Friends
Contribution to costs for non-members € 5
All events take place at the WMW Forum unless otherwise indicated.

Ethnographic Cabinets:
Guided tours of the depot, atelier and object discussions with limited number of participants
Contribution to costs:
Friends € 5
Non-members € 15

Meeting point and further information indicated in the respective announcements.
Please register at 01 53430 - 5070 or send an e-mail to
Admission only with confirmed registration.

Participation against a fee indicated in advance; binding registration required. Guests are welcome!

For more information, please call 01 53430-5070 or  0677 64136077 (Mondays 2 pm to 6 pm) or send an e-mail to

Programm (German) (pdf, 290 KB)

July to December 2022

Programm (German) (pdf, 256 KB)

January to July 2023

About Weltmuseum Wien Friends

About Weltmuseum Wien Friends

The Weltmuseum Wien Friends (formerly Freunde der Völkerkunde) were founded more than 70 years ago. When the Museum was renamed in early 2013, the Friends changed their name as well.  

The Weltmuseum Wien Friends are committed to support the Weltmuseum Wien by funding academic lectures, presentations, guided tours, events, collection acquisitions, object restorations, scientific research, and by editing the scientific publication “Archive Weltmuseum Wien”.

Your membership as a Weltmuseum Wien Friend promotes intercultural dialogue and helps to deepen the general knowledge and understanding of non-European societies.

We gladly send you the applicable Articles of Association of the Weltmuseum Wien Friends upon request.

President: Dr. habil Sri Tjahjani KUHNT-SAPTODEWO
Vice-President: Dr. Jonathan FINE
Vice-President: John D. MARSHALL

Secretary: Dr. Karin THRON
Secretary - deputy: Bianca FIGL, MA MA

Treasurer: Mag. Jean-Claude BRUNNER
Treasurer – deputy: Dr. Eugen KABELIK

Coopted Members
Aleksandra PAWLOFF
Mag. Sita TREYTL
Dr. Bettina ZORN

The Auditors
Mag. Michael BAMBERGER
Dr. Friedrich BRANDL

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