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Archive: Oct 2018

The Theseus Temple


The Theseus temple was originally intended as a frame and presentation site for only one single contemporary work of art: Antonio Canova’s monumental group Theseus slays the centaur. For almost seventy years, the impressive white marble sculpture was exhibited inside the Theseus temple until it was moved to the Art History Museum. The temple was…

A history of bread and art


Today it’s a place of history and art, but the place isn’t called Brotfabrik for nothing: the Ankerbrotfabrik in the 10th district was indeed a bakery in its original incarnation. Built in 1891 by a student of Theophil Hansen (architect of the Parliament and Musikverein among others), the factory belonged to the brothers Heinrich and…

Long Night of the Museums

16. ?ORF-Lange Nacht der Museen? am 3. Oktober

This weekend, on Saturday the 6thof October the “ORF – Long Night of Museums” takes place for the 19thtime, an annual highlight of the Austrian cultural calendar. Among varied exhibitions, many exciting events and special offers, visitors can choose their personal highlights and visit (or at least try to visit) all 135 participating houses in…

The story of the Glasfabrik


If you like second hand furniture or perhaps you are an art collector or you just love flea markets, chances are that you have been to the Glasfabrik. Established in 1996 and located in Ottakring, the Glasfabrik offers its customers everything from large furniture to small items, and things that you did not know you…