An exhibition as part of the project TAKING CARE
In light of the ongoing climate crisis and its impact on biodiversity, questions and fears of endangerment and loss are at the centre of public discourse. A sixth major extinction event is expected in the course of the Anthropocene. The Anthropocene is the age in which humans become the most important factor influencing the biological, geological and atmospheric processes of the Earth.
In collaboration with partners from Latin America in particular, this exhibition questions common narratives of extinction and retells them from other perspectives.
The collections of the Weltmuseum Wien contain objects that can be used to tell stories about the extinction of human cultures, but which also talk about their resilience and survival.
23 Feb 2023 - 2 Apr 2024
Weltmuseum Wien, Heldenplatz, Wien, Österreich
Zemi-Gürtel, Taino, Große Antillen, 1520–1560, Schneckenschalen, Zähne, Baumwolle, Obsidian, Messing, Glasspiegel, Sammlung Ambras, Weltmuseum Wien © KHM-Museumsverband