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KHM – Kunsthistorisches Museum

Lectures: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 09:00am – 06:00pm Location: Maria-Theresien-Platz   Important Information: Participants of the lectures have free entrance in the Kunsthistorische Museum Vienna and its collections. Please show your name badge of the Congress Visual Heritage 2018 (otherwise you have to pay entrance fee!) The Kunsthistorisches Museum is an art museum in Vienna, Austria. Housed in its festive palatial building on Ringstraße, it is crowned with an octagonal dome. The term Kunsthistorisches Museum applies to both the institution and the main building. It is the largest art museum in the country. It was opened around 1891 at the same time as the Natural History Museum, Vienna, by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary. The two museums have similar exteriors and face each other across Maria-Theresien-Platz. Both buildings were built between 1871 and 1891 according to plans drawn up by Gottfried Semper and Karl Freiherr von Hasenauer. The two Ringstraße museums were commissioned by the emperor in order to find a suitable shelter for the Habsburgs’ formidable art collection and to make it accessible to the general public. The façade was built of sandstone. The building is rectangular in shape, and topped with a dome that is 60 meters high. The inside of the building is lavishly decorated with marble, stucco ornamentations, gold-leaf, and paintings.    ...

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Congress Dinner – Heurigen Evening

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7:30 pm Heuriger Wolff, Neustift am Walde, Rathstraße 46 Approach | public transport: bus 35A from U4 „Spittelau“ to „Neustift am Walde“   Welcome address | N.N. Important Information: Only for registered participants! Please do not forget your name badge and your voucher for the Congress Dinner of the Congress Visual Heritage 2018. The Heuriger Wolff is one the most famous Heuriger in Vienna, located in the heart of Neustift am Walde, a part oft he 19th district. The Wolff family has been spoiling its guests and friends with precious wines from own growing and with good traditional cookery since 1609. Today it is the vintner Peter Wolff, who directs the family estates together with his sister Renate Wolff and his children Elisabeth and Katharina Wolff. They have graduated special education and with their experience they produce the excellent wine and run the business. Copyright Text and Pictures: Heuriger Wolff What’s a Heuriger? Heuriger is the abbreviation of “heuriger Wein” (this year’s wine) in Austrian and Bavarian German. Originally, it was a simple open-air tavern on the premises of winemakers, where people would bring along food and drink the new wine. Nowadays, the taverns are often situated at a distance of the wineyards and offer both food and drinks. There are a couple of wine-growing areas in the city of Vienna like Grinzing, Sievering, Neustift, Liesing and Oberlaa.

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Welcome Dinner – Mayor Cocktail

Monday, November 12, 2018 (Festsaal) 7:30 pm Moderation | Mag. Wolfgang BÖRNER (Urban Archaeology Vienna) Welcome address | Mag. Thomas REINDL (First Chairman of the Vienna City Council) Musical presentation | Wiener MädchenChor (Vienna GirlsChoir) Important Information: Please do not forget your name badge of the Congress Visual Heritage 2018. It will be necessary for the entrance to the City Hall at evening.   The Wiener MädchenChor (Vienna Girls Choir) was founded in 2009 by Christiane Fischer, the head of Singschule Wien (Singing school Vienna), and aims at girls aged between 14 and 18 years old. The choir’s repertoire ranges from classical to popular songs for treble choir in 2-4 parts. Since 2017 the choir is led by Markus Jandrisits (choir master), Ksenia Reisinger (assistant choir master) and Alexander Kral (piano accompanist). Frequent performances at regional and national choir events and concert venues like „Jugend singt“, „Wiener Jugendsingen“, international „Adventsingen“ in Vienna City Hall and in MuTh, the Concert Hall of the Vienna Boys‘ Choir, are accompanied with best ratings at choir competitions. The latest and most important choral highlight so far was the concert tour to China from August 4th to 21th, 2018 which led to much acclaimed performances at concert halls across the country, including the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing.   And we hope you will enjoy this...

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Guided Tour – City Library

Monday, November 12, 2018 | 1:00 pm Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | 12:00 am and 1:00 pm Meeting Point | Registration Desk in front of “Steinsaal 2” Duration | approx. 1 hour Tour Guide | N.N: (Vienna City Library) Language | English Only for registered persons! About the Vienna City Library The Wienbibliothek im Rathaus (Vienna City Library) looks back on a long history, with the first written record dating back to the year 1466. In the meantime it ranks as one of the three main scholarly libraries in Vienna. Its main focus is on research into and the documentation of the history and culture of Vienna. From the second half of the 19th century on, the special collections and the collection of printed works received a major boost through the acquisition of the papers and bequests of public figures, artists, writers and scholars. It was in the year 1905 that the Manuscript Department and the Music Department became autonomous units within the library itself. This was followed in 1923 by the Poster Department and in 1930 by the Documentation. The Printed works department is by far the oldest individual collection with its origins dating back to the 15th century. The Vienna City Library – four of the five major collections – has been located on the 1st floor of the Vienna City Hall since the building’s completion in 1883. The Music Department and the Documentation are located just around the corner at Bartensteingasse 9 in a flat designed by the Austrian architect Adolf Loos. About Karl Kraus Karl Kraus (April 28, 1874 – June 12, 1936) was an Austrian writer and journalist, known as a satirist, essayist, aphorist, playwright and poet. He directed his satire at the press, German culture, and German and Austrian politics. The Austrian author Stefan Zweig once called Kraus “the master of venomous ridicule” (der Meister des giftigen Spotts). He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature three times.

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Guided Tour – City Hall

Monday, November 12, 2018 Meeting Point | Registration Desk in front of “Steinsaal 2” Time | 6:00 pm Duration | approx. 1 hour Tour Guide | N.N: (Cityservice Vienna) Language | Deutsch/English (Audio-Guide) Only for registered persons! Guided tours through the Vienna City Hall offer visitors a close-up look at its state rooms. The itinerary comprises the Council Chamber, the two Coat of Arms Halls, the Stone Halls, Festival Hall, Senate Chamber, Grand Staircases and the Arcade Courtyard with a view up the Rathausmann. For more information visit our App – Inside/Outside Visual Heritage: (open two weeks before the congress will...

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