Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and other Treasures by Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf

In 2012, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna initiated a new series of exhibitions for which remarkable creative individuals are invited to present their own personal selections of objects drawn from the museum’s historical collections. The museum’s collections number more than four million objects, and span a period of five thousand years.

For this edition, American filmmaker Wes Anderson and writer and illustrator Juman Malouf have been selected by Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna to curate the exhibition. Titled Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and other Treasures, this special exhibition marks the third instalment of this series and opened on 6th November 2018.

The exhibition includes over 400 objects drawn from all fourteen of the museum’s historical collections, assembled by Anderson and Malouf with assistance from the museum’s staff of curators and conservators. Among them are Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, Old Master paintings, selections from the Kunstkammer and the Imperial Treasury, items from the Imperial Armoury, Coin Collection, and Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, as well as pieces from the Theatermuseum, the Weltmuseum, the Imperial Carriage Museum, and Schloss Ambras Innsbruck.

Kvadrat has supported the exhibition with 500 meter of Divina 3 textile in a selection of colours which upholster the walls in the different areas of the exhibition space.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Maria-Theresien-Platz
1010 Vienna

6 November 2018 – 28 April 2019


Opening hours
Tuesday – Sunday , 10 am – 6 pm
Thursday, 10 am – 9 pm

Open daily from 6 November to 13 January
Read more about the project here