The Museum of Ethnology, Vienna, is among the most important ethnological museums of the world. Originating in the anthropological-ethnographic department of the Natural History Museum, this museum (founded in 1928) has been rehoused in the Corps de Logis, Neue Burg.
The oldest artefacts arrived in Austria in the 16th century. Today the collection comprises around 200,000 objects and represents the cultural heritage of the countries of Africa, America, Asia and Australia/Oceania. The most internationally renowned collections include:
– the 'Ancient Mexican treasures'
– the 'Benin Bronzes'
– the James Cook collection (South Sea and North America)
– the Natterer collection (Brazil)
– the Siebold collection (from Japan).
The Weltmuseum Wien is closed and will be restructured from the ground up.
There will not be any exhibitions nor cultural programme inside the building during this time. Join us in looking forward to the reopening at the end of 2016, to a house with a powerful international radiance!
Three exceptional collections and the archive of the Kunsthistorisches Museum are located in the Neue Burg on Heldenplatz: The Collection of Arms and Armour, the Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments and the Ephesus Museum.
The Museum of Ethnology in Vienna is one of the most significant ethnological museums in the world. The museum finds its venue also in the Neue Burg
Not only the collections – also the building itself with its remarkable architecture makes a visit worthwhile. The monumental wing of the Vienna Hofburg was not originally planned as a museum, but was to house the new living quarters of the emperor. No cost was spared in the decoration of the interior – still evidenced today by the gigantic stairway and the magnificent marble hall.
Kunsthistorisches Museum + Neue Burg: 15,00 / 11,00 EUR
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