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
All events take place at the WMW Forum unless otherwise indicated.

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

Programme (in German Language) (pdf, 256 KB)

January to July 2023

Programme (in German Language) (pdf, 232 KB)

July to December 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.

Boad Members

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
Mag. Sita TREYTL
Dr. Bettina ZORN

The Auditors
Mag. Michael BAMBERGER
Dr. Friedrich BRANDL


Mit der Welt News wollen wir Ihnen helfen, mehr darüber zu erfahren, wofür das Museum steht und was sich hier Spannendes tut – in den Ausstellungen, im Rahmen unseres vielfältigen Programms und „hinter den Kulissen“. Wir wollen Ihnen auch die Menschen vorstellen, die das alles ermöglichen: die Kurator*innen, die Vermittler*innen, die Konservator*innen, die Künstler*innen und Kooperationspartner*innen sowie die Mitarbeiter*innen im Guest Service.

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