ENP Newswire - 11 July 2014
Release date- 10072014 - Vienna Media News 07/2014 News from Vienna's museums.
Visitors can look forward to some exciting new museum attractions for autumn 2014. The fully refurbished Transport Museum will reopen, the Funeral Museum has moved to the Central Cemetery and an exhibition at the new Metro Kinokulturhaus explores the history of film.
Following a redesign and modernisation programme including barrier-free access, the former Tramway Museum will reopen as The Depot - Wiener Linien Transport Museum on September 13, 2014. Located in a heritage-listed former tram depot in the third district and open year round, it will exhibit historic vehicles and present fascinating insights into the history of Vienna's public transport, featuring simulations and multimedia content.
The Funeral Museum reopens in September 2014 at its new location, the Central Cemetery. Hundreds of items on display in the 300 m2 of exhibition space examine funerary tradition, burial rituals and the peculiarities of the Viennese population's relationship with death. The show's major focus is Vienna and the concept of the 'beautiful funeral' from the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The opening of the new Metro Kinokulturhaus is planned for October 2014 when the addition of two floors will extend the premises to 1,800m2. Operated by the Austrian Film Archives, the film centre will include around 500m2 of exhibition space, an audiovisual library, digital viewing stations and a new studio movie theatre. An exhibition on early film and its origins and a World War I-themed film screening are scheduled for the opening.
Remise - Wiener Linien Transport Museum, from Sep 13, 2014, Erdbergstrasse 109, entrance Ludwig-Koessler-Platz, 1030 Vienna, www.wienerlinien.at/museum
Vienna Funeral Museum, from Sep 2014: below funeral hall 2, Central Cemetery, Gate 2 (main entrance), Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 234, 1110 Vienna, www.bestattungsmuseum.at
Metro Kinokulturhaus, from October 2014, Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna, www.filmarchiv.at
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