However, while the new approaches could be a great new way of making culture accessible and interesting in the future, Dr Spera says something very important: ‘It will never be able to top a visit to a museum. フライトもほぼ運休、博物館など観光施設も全て閉館になってしまっているウィーンですが、様々な新たな企画が生まれています。こんな時だからこそ！のアイデアで、今の時代の最新テクノロジーを駆使して、世界中どこからでも楽しめるバーチャル観光！ It is an exhibition partnership: the exhibition is currently in Germany, should have come to Vienna, and then on to the Netherlands. I am sure that many of you will feel the same. Travel video shows paintings and statues in the Albertina. It is an additional service that may have gained in importance now, but it will always remain an additional service.’.  For each exhibition, a video with background information from the curators or artist interviews was produced. With two months of home office and short-time work, research is nearly impossible. ‘At first we were shocked and horrified, because our exhibitions had been extremely well attended in the last months before closing,’ says Dr Spera. We had to decide, for example, who we needed on site, how to coordinate online-meetings and to maintain the team spirit,’ Dr Haag told me about the closure of the KHM on 11th of March. ‘Throughout the entire time, our aim has been to post beautiful, colourful, positive works of art and content, rather than sad ones – because, well, we have had enough sad news and uncertainty anyway. In a city usually vibrant with visitors, a European […] Jewish Vienna – Then to Now’.  The museum today features a picture gallery with pictures by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, which are unique worldwide, as well as masterpieces by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Raphael, Caravaggio, Velázquez, and many more.  Via social media channels, the Jewish Museum offered further unique insights into their current exhibitions: ‘Immediately after we learned that we had to close, I took an online tour of our successful Ephrussi exhibition, with a look behind the scenes. Thus, we are very motivated to reopen. ‘We thought about what we could offer, from video archives to online collections. Next to the difficult situation for all our employees, many of which had to be sent into short-time work, a very big issue was ensuring that care is taken of the objects when there is no regular museum operation. Watercolour, body colour, heightened with opaque white, (Lisbon, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga © Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lissabon, Foto: Luisa Oliveira/José Paulo Ruas, Direção-Geral do Património Cultural / Arquivo de Documentação Fotográfica (DGPC/ADF)), Albrecht Dürer: Left Wing of a Blue Roller, c. 1500, Albrecht Dürer: The Great Piece of Turf, 1503, Albrecht Dürer: Adoration of the Magi, 1504, (Florence, Gallerie degli Uffizi © Gabinetto Fotografico delle Gallerie degli Uffizi), Albrecht Dürer: Portrait of a Beardless Man with a Cap, 1521, (Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado © Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid: Archivo Fotográfico), Albrecht Dürer: Martyrdom of the Ten Thousand, 1508, (Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum © KHM-Museumsverband), Brush and black and gray ink, gray wash, heightened with white on blue prepared paper, Albrecht Dürer: "My Agnes" (Agnes Dürer), 1494, Albrecht Dürer: Bacchanal with Silenus (after Andrea Mantegna), 1494, Albrecht Dürer: A Ninety-Three-Year-Old Man, 1521, Brush and black and gray ink, heightened with white, Albrecht Dürer: Portrait of an African Man, 1508, Albrecht Dürer: The Entombment (Design for Green Passion), 1504, (Washington, National Gallery of Art, Syma Busiel Fund © Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington), Albrecht Dürer: View of Innsbruck from the North, ca 1495, Albrecht Dürer: A Young Woman in Netherlandish Dress, 1521, Brush and black and gray ink, heightened with white, on gray-violet prepared paper, (Washington, National Gallery of Art, Widener Collection © Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington), Albrecht Dürer: The Virgin with a Multitude of Animals, c. 1506, Albrecht Dürer: An Oriental Ruler Seated on His Throne, c. 1495, (Washington, National Gallery of Art, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund © Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington), Albrecht Dürer: A Pastoral Landscape with Music-Making Shepherds, 1496/97, Pen and dark brown ink, watercolour and body colour, heightened with gold, (Washington, National Gallery of Art, Woodner Collection © Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington), Albrecht Dürer: Self-Portrait at the age of thirteen, 1484, Albrecht Dürer: Nude Self-Portrait, c. 1499, (Weimar, Klassik Stiftung © Klassik Stiftung Weimar). We had to check how long the loans were still insured… and we had to contact each individual lender to inquire whether they would agree to the postponement and to us keeping the objects for longer. The Covid-19 times brought many governance measures, but the closure of all museums and cultural institutions in Austria in early March 2020 was a particularly sad one. ‘It is clear that if our analogue museum closes, our digital museum has to open. The closure was announced on 11th of March, when we as staff were still in the office, but from 16th of March we, too, went into home office. That is also why we are glad to be reopening soon.’. But we are well prepared to do so.’. So in the background, behind the scenes, there was a lot going on and a lot of planning. Through their digital channels, the Jewish Museum Vienna made it possible to visit their current exhibitions and permanent collections from home. When a massive disruptive factor comes up, it naturally upsets many plans and the entire budget. Virtual visitors could learn all about the objects on display in the museum’s permanent exhibition and even get a closer look at the artefacts. ‘Jewish history in particular shows us how important it is to keep hope even in difficult situations. I am confident that the digital museum can never replace the analogue museum. This is what we have done now. ‘The past years were very successful. Depois de alguns dias em casa, as atividades para se manter ativo de forma criativa vão se esgotando. Constructed during times of the Austrian Habsburg Empire, Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM, ‘Museum of Art History’), one of the largest in the world, was opened to the public in 1891. The more than 17 000 objects date from a period of almost four thousand years: ‘Our colleagues who work on this collection are not affected by “Beethoven” or “Titian”, but they do important work on objects and are involved in research projects, again with schedules. It hosts the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings, among them, his probably most famous painting, ‘The Kiss’, as well as prominent works from the periods of Viennese Biedermeier, Austrian Baroque, Vienna around 1900, and French Impressionism. A former Habsburg palace, the Albertina’s renovated 18th century-staterooms house large-scale exhibitions of modern art, modern graphic works, photographs, and architectural drawings, as well as a permanent presentation of artists of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism ranging from Degas, Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Chagall, Picasso, Kokoschka, and Egger-Lienz. Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art”. It is situations like this that show how interconnected and international the museums are.  The KHM Museumsverband encloses further museum locations around the city of Vienna, such as the Weltmuseum (the Ethnographic Museum) and the Theatermuseum (the Theatre Museum). %äüöß By Julia Vassileva The Covid-19 times brought many governance measures, but the closure of all museums and cultural institutions in Austria in early March 2020 was a particularly sad one. Foremost, I do think that this time has created a new awareness for quality of online content, also from museums. x��U˪�F��+�ة�~�h��d7�!�!�$32��f~?��[��c_�@��������"�R�0��>|��p��q$�GI����S��^!8:$yCjH#EJ���D3-u��U4G�y�s��.�nA��0�o,��ƞȱ�13��P(s��㫬>��FNT���g> :�N���:�"��1��+n���(��������Z�\]�3�4r�G���r�"@9�*��4q�^�?��n��ߝqܸ�e֪-���g�����j6k�zc�rˆ�Ϛ%��\cd�RF!Q@8��[N G�^�ҁ��݉Ɋ)�hx� ҁmՃ�Y5�I�L܆!Ae�Jwj��#�W��V�/��PRl�s^4n�[�l���*���yZ�lԛ��D���q�o�s��E�6��6:�PF�m�(���h�]�P�3���S���6�[��(Q����o�U�U�o>�W:�Be�+��a�k��o_��ooP�� G�F�2���k/ ?? On the one hand, this is about the many achievements in the most diverse fields: science, medicine, culture, literature, philosophy, but also infrastructure, such as the Ringstrasse or the development of the railway, etc. Its latest exhibition collection presents masterpieces of the Modern, spanning Monet to Picasso and Baselitz. We are, of course, aware – and this probably applies to all cultural institutions worldwide – of the relevance of these institutions to society, to the functioning of a society, the solidarity of a society… Only open cultural institutions, and I mean really physically open, can fulfil this in the best possible way.’, The Belvedere in Vienna is one of the leading museums worldwide. stream %PDF-1.4 As an institution, this can only be achieved if the teams and the various departments work together. Some exhibitions, which had just started before the closure, are now being extended, so that people will have the chance to see them when we reopen in the end of May.’. The insights they provided have been invaluable. The Jewish Museum coped with the situation by maintaining an active online and social media presence, with great commitment and exciting contributions. Faced with the closure, visitors certainly missed the exhibitions and tried to engage with the museum online. It was later acquired by the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa, who transformed the Upper Belvedere into an exhibition venue for the imperial collections, making it one of the first public museums in the world. 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