The exhibition “Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures” is a collaboration between Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and Fondazione Prada. The magnificent exhibition is curated by Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf, with assistance from Jasper Sharp (Kunsthistorisches Museum) and Mario Mainetti (Fondazione Prada).
In 2012, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna initiated a new series of exhibitions for which remarkable creative individuals are invited to present their own personal selections of objects drawn from the museum’s historical collections. The museum’s collections number more than four million objects, and span a period of five thousand years. The first exhibition, titled The Ancients Stole All Our Great Ideas, was selected and curated by the painter and draughtsman Ed Ruscha. This was followed in 2016 by the exhibition During the Night, selected and curated by the British ceramicist and writer Edmund de Waal.
Wes Anderson and his partner, the writer and illustrator Juman Malouf with assistance from the museum’s staff of curators and conservators, have assembled more than 400 objects drawn from all 14 of the museum’s historical collections. Among them are Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, Old Master paintings, selections from the Kunstkammer and the Imperial Treasury, items from the Imperial Armoury, Coin Collection, and Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, as well as pieces from the Theatermuseum, the Weltmuseum, the Imperial Carriage Museum, and Schloss Ambras Innsbruck.
WHERE Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien / Maria-Theresien-Platz / 1010 Vienna
WHEN Through APRIL 28, 2019
*featured image: Wes Anderson & Juman Malouf. © KHM-Museumsverband. Photo: Rafaela Proell