Does the Bauhaus still contribute to further developments in photographic pictorial languages? What role does the avant-garde photography play for contemporary artists today? At the center of Bauhaus and Photography is the reconstruction of László Moholy-Nagy’s photography-section at the legendary 1929–1930 Werkbund-exhibition Film und Foto (Film and Photo).

The Art of Being a World Culture Museum

Futures and Lifeways of Ethnographic Museums in Contemporary Europe

World Cultures and Ethnographic Museums are the museums of our time in Europe. They are in the spotlight in a changing society, confronted with public discourse about
the legacies of colonialism and the challenges to live together in a society shaped by migration and globalization. The Art of Being a World Culture Museum sketches the variety and practices of these museums by giving a lively insight into the exhibition ambiances, working conditions and practices, the collections and the museum architecture. The book contains excerpts of interviews with museum directors and photographs capturing the sites, displays, work environments and dynamics of ten ethnography museums.


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"The Art of Being a World Culture Museum"

September 2018

ISBN 978-3-7356-0512-2

22,00 x 29,70 cm

ca. 240 Pages

211 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: English

Barbara Plankensteiner für das Weltmuseum Wien mit Fotografien von Wolfgang Thaler
Text by
Barbara Plankensteiner, Wayne Modest
in the frame of SWICH – Sharing a World of Inclusion, Creativity and Heritage. Ethnography, Museums World Culture and New Citizenship in Europe