Ethnografic Museum Vienna
After extensive renovations, Weltmuseum Wien reopens again its world renowned collections to the public. The collections is largely based on the travels of archduke Ferdinand - later assasinatet in Sarajevo and the immediate resaon for starting World War I - and the souvenirs he brought along from his journey round the world. Other parts of the collection feature the inheritance of British seafarer and explorer James Cook (1728-1779).
It features more than 200,000 ethnograpic pieces, 100,000 historic photos and 146,000 printed works on history, culture, art and everyday live of mainly non-European ethnicities. The treasures are amongst others from Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia, Siberia, South-East Asia, Central and Southamerica, China, Korea, Japan, Oceania, Australia and the Himalaya Region.