Saturday, December 27, 2008

Austria: Articles of 15 Years of Vienna's Jewish Museum

Austria: Articles on 15 Years of Vienna's Jewish Museum

The Austrian Press Agency has recently published 2 articles celebrating 15 years of Vienna's Jewish Museum:

Vienna‘s Jewish Museum Elated over 1.2 Million in Visitors in Fifteen Years
Austrian Press Agency (APA) (11/17/2008)

Vienna’s Jewish Museum, located in the city’s center, is currently celebrating fifteen years of existence. Since its opening by former mayor Helmut Zilk and his Jerusalem colleague, Teddy Kollek, some 1.2 million visitors have visited the museum. Director Karl Albrecht-Weinberger revealed that the museum has presented some 150 exhibitions. During the course of the anniversary week, apart from special programs, the bicycle of Theodor Herzl can be viewed on the occasion of the anniversary program, which will take place from November 18 – 23. Moreover, there will be special tours, free-of-charge, as well as an evening with Michael Heltau on November 20 who will read from the novel, “Radetzky march” by Joseph Roth

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Fifteen years of Jewish Museum Vienna
Federal Chancellery (12/01/08)

The Jewish Museum situated in Vienna’s city centre is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. The premises in Palais Eskeles were inaugurated on 18 November 1993 by Vienna’s recently deceased former Mayor Helmut Zilk and his counterpart from Jerusalem Teddy Kollek. In his overview of the past on 17 November 2008 Director Karl Albrecht-Weinberger stated that since the opening about 1.2 million visitors had been welcomed to 150 exhibitions.

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