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Museum für Völkerkunde (Wien)

Overview
Works: 271 works in 469 publications in 4 languages and 1,198 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Periodicals  Sources  Catalogs and collections 
Roles: Editor, Other, Responsible party, Organizer of meeting, isb, Publisher
Classifications: N7399.D3, 730.09669307473
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Museum für Völkerkunde (Wien)
Archiv für Völkerkunde by Museum für Völkerkunde (Vienne)( )

in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beduinen im Negev : eine Ausstellung der Sammlung Sonia Gidal by Friederike Korsching( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jahresbericht by Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien( )

in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musikinstrumente der Völker : Aussereuropäische Musikinstrumente u. Schallgeräte, Systematik und Themenbeispiele : Sammlungskatalog des Museums f. Völkerkunde by Museum für Völkerkunde (Austria)( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archiv für Völkerkunde( )

in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Altertum der Neuen Welt : voreuropäische Kulturen Amerikas( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kultur der Kulturrevolution : Personenkult und politisches Design im China von Mao Zedong ; eine Ausstellung des Museums für Völkerkunde Wien - Kunsthistorisches Museum, 18. Februar bis 19. September 2011 by Helmut Opletal( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personenkult und politisches Design im China von Mao Zedong Alltagsobjekte und die vielfältigen Ausformungen der politischen Propaganda in der Zeit von 1966 bis 1976 werden Schwerpunkt dieser vom China-Experten und ehemaligen ORF-Journalisten Helmut Opletal kuratierten Ausstellung sein. Es war die Ära der Massenaufmärsche, der Roten Garden, eines beinahe religiös anmutenden Personenkults, aber auch politischer Verfolgungen von Intellektuellen und missliebigen Politikern. So hat die chinesische Kulturrevolution durchaus zwei Gesichter: die Suche nach einer egalitären und idealen Gesellschaft auf der einen Seite, menschenverachtende politische Kampagnen und die Zerstörung unschätzbarer Kulturgüter auf der anderen. In der Ausstellung werden diese widersprüchlichen Seiten der chinesischen Zeitgeschichte und Alltagskultur bewusst kritisch beleuchtet. (Ausstellung im Museum für Volkerkunde Wien, von März bis 19 September 2011)
Die mexikanischen Sammlungen by Museum für Völkerkunde (Austria)( Book )

10 editions published in 1965 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benin : Kunst einer afrikanischen Königskultur ; die Benin-Sammlung des Museums für Völkerkunde Wien by Armand Duchâteau( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Codices Becker I/II : Museum für Völkerkunde, Wien, Inv. Nr. 60306 und. 60307 by Karl Anton Nowotny( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in German and Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Profil Japans by Museum für Völkerkunde (Austria)( Book )

7 editions published in 1965 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strahlende Südsee - Inselwelt Mikronesien : [Ausstellung, Museum für Völkerkunde, Neue Burg, Wien, 20.6.1996-7.1.1997] by Carmen Petrosian-Husa( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Götterbilder : Südasien, Südostasien, Himalayaländer by Christian Schicklgruber( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexikanische Kostbarkeiten aus Kunstkammern der Renaissance im Museum fur̈ Vol̈kerkunde Wien und in der Nationalbibliothek, Wien by Karl Anton Nowotny( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecuador, Gold und Terrakotten( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bhutan : mountain fortress of the gods( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benin : royal art of Africa from the Museum für Völkerkunde, Vienna by Armand Duchâteau( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ancient kingdom of Benin lies in the tropical rain forest of West Africa, in present-day Nigeria. During its classical age, from the fourteenth to the nineteenth century, it produced one of the continent's most glorious artistic legacies. To reflect the splendor of the royal court, the Oba (king) commissioned highly skilled artisans to create rare and beautiful works of cast brass and carved ivory. These included human and animal figures, relief plaques, elephant tusks, pendants, bracelets, life-size commemorative heads of Obas and queen mothers, and ceremonial objects to adorn the royal palace and the altars honoring Obas of the past. The exquisite brass heads were intended to function as objects celebrating ancestors, as war trophies, and as focal points for sacrificial ceremonies. This volume presents a superb selection of artifacts from the Museum für Völkerkunde in Vienna, home to one of the world's foremost collections of Benin art. Most of these artifacts were acquired at the end of the last century, when the influx of Benin objects into Europe after the destruction of Benin City caused a sensation among art experts and caught the interest of museum representatives and private collectors. Of the more than one hundred works reproduced here in full color, the majority have never been seen as a group in the U.S. Most celebrated are the cast brass sculptures--including the two figures of dwarfs--which have no parallel in sub-Saharan Africa. A history of the kingdom of Benin up to the British punitive expedition of 1897 provides insight into the politics and culture of one of Africa's greatest civilizations. Further chapters discuss the court hierarchy, the art of brasscasting, the art of Benin and its symbolism, and the history of the Benin Collection in Vienna. To interpret the rich symbolism in Benin art, the book furnishes detailed analyses of the works that are reproduced. In his description of myths and ritual observances, the author presents a fascinating cosmology, in which animals were assigned magical and medicinal powers, and the Oba was seen as an intermediary between the earth and the world of spirits." -- Publisher's description
 
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Benin : Kunst einer afrikanischen Königskultur ; die Benin-Sammlung des Museums für Völkerkunde Wien Benin : royal art of Africa from the Museum für Völkerkunde, Vienna
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Benin : royal art of Africa from the Museum für Völkerkunde, Vienna
Alternative Names
Ethnology Museum

Ethnology Museum, Vienna.

Ethnology Museum Wien

Museum for ethnography

Museum for ethnography (Vienne)

Museum für Völkerkunde.

Museum für Völkerkunde in Wien

Museum für Völkerkunde, Wien

Museum of Ethnology

Museum of Ethnology, Vienna.

Museum of Ethnology Wien

MVK

MVK (Museum für Völkerkunde Wien)

Vienna (Austria) Museum für Völkerkunde

Vienna Museum für Völkerkunde

Völkerkundemuseum (Vídeň, Rakousko)

Völkerkundemuseum (Vienna, Austria)

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