Wanderlust

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Exploring
New Worlds

20.03. –
07.11.2021
Schallaburg

Wanderlust

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What motivated people to set off into the unknown? What awaited travellers in exotic realms? What did their arrival mean to locals? Explore the captivating stories of adventurers, their hopes and longings.

What makes you want to discover new worlds?

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From the arrangements for the journey into the unknown to the returns to native Europe: travelling used to be a big challenge. British navigator and explorer James Cook, German explorer Alexander von Humboldt and Austrian world traveller Ida Pfeiffer all shared a longing for the unknown and unexplored.

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Mummies as trophies, maps of real or fictional worlds, one of the few existing reconstructions of the giant, extinct dodo bird … What did explorers bring back from their faraway journeys?

THE EXHIBIT | The headdress is central to many indigenous cultures in the Americas. It can have many different meanings: it can be a status symbol, a ruler’s insignia, or an award for special achievements; it can protect its wearer or imbue them special powers. It is part of many rituals in the Amazon region and is usually worn by men.

Feather adornment from the Amazon region, 20th century. Etta Becker Donner Collection, Weltmuseum Wien © KHM-Museumsverband

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Exotic collections

Mummies as trophies, maps of real or fictional worlds, one of the few existing reconstructions of the giant, extinct dodo bird … What did explorers bring back from their faraway journeys?

THE EXHIBIT | The headdress is central to many indigenous cultures in the Americas. It can have many different meanings: it can be a status symbol, a ruler’s insignia, or an award for special achievements; it can protect its wearer or imbue them special powers. It is part of many rituals in the Amazon region and is usually worn by men.

Feather adornment from the Amazon region, 20th century. Etta Becker Donner Collection, Weltmuseum Wien © KHM-Museumsverband

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A trip to the unknown

Discover the dreams and motivations of earlier world travellers! What expectations did they have? What drove them?

THE EXHIBIT | First mentions of a magnetic needle turning on a pin appeared in France in 1269. The needle didn’t gain a solid enclosure until about 1400, when European seafarers gave the needle and compass rose a case of its own. By the 16th century, compasses were equipped with “cardanic” suspension to keep them as steady and vibration-proof as possible. These innovations gave European sailing ships the most accurate wayfinding technology of their time.

Compass, Italy, 16th century © Photo: Dubrovnik Museums, Maritime Museum

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A trip to the unknown

Discover the dreams and motivations of earlier world travellers! What expectations did they have? What drove them?

THE EXHIBIT | First mentions of a magnetic needle turning on a pin appeared in France in 1269. The needle didn’t gain a solid enclosure until about 1400, when European seafarers gave the needle and compass rose a case of its own. By the 16th century, compasses were equipped with “cardanic” suspension to keep them as steady and vibration-proof as possible. These innovations gave European sailing ships the most accurate wayfinding technology of their time.

Compass, Italy, 16th century © Photo: Dubrovnik Museums, Maritime Museum

Modern-day expeditions

Reality or fantasy? Magic or science? The yearning for freedom, a thirst for knowledge, or a driving ambition to break free of everyday life – how does your longing for faraway places manifest itself?

THE EXHIBIT | Amsterdam was the first great hub of the globemaking world. Flemish engraver Josse de Hondt, known by the Latinized name Jodocus Hondius, rose to prominence as one of the first stars of his guild. Dutch artist Jan Vermeer immortalised two of de Hondt’s famous globes in his paintings “The Astronomer” and “The Geographer”.

Globe, Jodocus Hondius, Antwerp, Joh. Bapt. Vriendt, 1601 © Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences

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Modern-day expeditions

Reality or fantasy? Magic or science? The yearning for freedom, a thirst for knowledge, or a driving ambition to break free of everyday life – how does your longing for faraway places manifest itself?

THE EXHIBIT | Amsterdam was the first great hub of the globemaking world. Flemish engraver Josse de Hondt, known by the Latinized name Jodocus Hondius, rose to prominence as one of the first stars of his guild. Dutch artist Jan Vermeer immortalised two of de Hondt’s famous globes in his paintings “The Astronomer” and “The Geographer”.

Globe, Jodocus Hondius, Antwerp, Joh. Bapt. Vriendt, 1601 © Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences

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Learn what was needed for an expedition. How did explorers find their way? What did “discovered” peoples think of their discoverers? And what did the travellers bring back with them?

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Trough the Eyes of Others

Greed for gold, silver, and trophies proved the downfall for entire cultures. What did being “discovered” mean for indigenous peoples?

Not every encounter was a happy one. Europeans brought a plethora of diseases with them across the ocean, and usually left death in their wake. Yet inspiration from foreign lands also breathed new life into the arts during the European Renaissance, and the sciences gained momentum. The once-heroic image of expeditioners – such a heroic picture at the time – has lost a great deal of its lustre.

Images from afar: cliché and stereotype? Chocolaterie spéciale d’Ermont’s collectible card “Cook, English explorer”, c. 1900 © Hermann Mückler Collection, photo: Christoph Fuchs

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Trough the Eyes of Others

Greed for gold, silver, and trophies proved the downfall for entire cultures. What did being “discovered” mean for indigenous peoples?

Not every encounter was a happy one. Europeans brought a plethora of diseases with them across the ocean, and usually left death in their wake. Yet inspiration from foreign lands also breathed new life into the arts during the European Renaissance, and the sciences gained momentum. The once-heroic image of expeditioners – such a heroic picture at the time – has lost a great deal of its lustre.

Images from afar: cliché and stereotype? Chocolaterie spéciale d’Ermont’s collectible card “Cook, English explorer”, c. 1900 © Hermann Mückler Collection, photo: Christoph Fuchs

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Artistic director Kurt Farasin

Exhibition manager Birgit Schretzmayr

Concept by Marcel Chahrour, Roman Dachsberger, Gerhard Proksch

Content by Marcel Chahrour & Roman Dachsberger, assistants Theresa Höfler and Birgit Stransky

Exhibition design koerdtutech

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Artistic director Kurt Farasin

Exhibition manager Birgit Schretzmayr

Concept by Marcel Chahrour, Roman Dachsberger, Gerhard Proksch

Content by Marcel Chahrour & Roman Dachsberger, assistants Theresa Höfler and Birgit Stransky

Exhibition design koerdtutech

Graphic design Perndl+Co

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Wanderlust

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What motivated people to set off into the unknown? What awaited travellers in exotic realms? What did their arrival mean to locals? Explore the captivating stories of adventurers, their hopes and longings.

What makes you want to discover new worlds?

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Word Cloud

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video 1

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Exploring New Worlds

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From the arrangements for the journey into the unknown to the returns to native Europe: travelling used to be a big challenge. British navigator and explorer James Cook, German explorer Alexander von Humboldt and Austrian world traveller Ida Pfeiffer all shared a longing for the unknown and unexplored.

Exotic collections

Mummies as trophies, maps of real or fictional worlds, one of the few existing reconstructions of the giant, extinct dodo bird … What did explorers bring back from their faraway journeys?

THE EXHIBIT | The headdress is central to many indigenous cultures in the Americas. It can have many different meanings: it can be a status symbol, a ruler’s insignia, or an award for special achievements; it can protect its wearer or imbue them special powers. It is part of many rituals in the Amazon region and is usually worn by men.

Feather adornment from the Amazon region, 20th century. Etta Becker Donner Collection, Weltmuseum Wien © KHM-Museumsverband

kontakt color-medium-green no-lightbox © Daniela Matejschek

Explore Schallaburg Castle

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© Daniela Matejschek

A trip to the unknown

Discover the dreams and motivations of earlier world travellers! What expectations did they have? What drove them?

THE EXHIBIT | First mentions of a magnetic needle turning on a pin appeared in France in 1269. The needle didn’t gain a solid enclosure until about 1400, when European seafarers gave the needle and compass rose a case of its own. By the 16th century, compasses were equipped with “cardanic” suspension to keep them as steady and vibration-proof as possible. These innovations gave European sailing ships the most accurate wayfinding technology of their time.

Compass, Italy, 16th century © Photo: Dubrovnik Museums, Maritime Museum

Modern-day expeditions

Reality or fantasy? Magic or science? The yearning for freedom, a thirst for knowledge, or a driving ambition to break free of everyday life – how does your longing for faraway places manifest itself?

THE EXHIBIT | Amsterdam was the first great hub of the globemaking world. Flemish engraver Josse de Hondt, known by the Latinized name Jodocus Hondius, rose to prominence as one of the first stars of his guild. Dutch artist Jan Vermeer immortalised two of de Hondt’s famous globes in his paintings “The Astronomer” and “The Geographer”.

Globe, Jodocus Hondius, Antwerp, Joh. Bapt. Vriendt, 1601 © Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences

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Fancy an expedition guide?

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Learn what was needed for an expedition. How did explorers find their way? What did “discovered” peoples think of their discoverers? And what did the travellers bring back with them?

Guided tours cannot be booked at the moment.

escape-room color-light-brown no-lightbox

Escape Room

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Trough the Eyes of Others

Greed for gold, silver, and trophies proved the downfall for entire cultures. What did being “discovered” mean for indigenous peoples?

Not every encounter was a happy one. Europeans brought a plethora of diseases with them across the ocean, and usually left death in their wake. Yet inspiration from foreign lands also breathed new life into the arts during the European Renaissance, and the sciences gained momentum. The once-heroic image of expeditioners – such a heroic picture at the time – has lost a great deal of its lustre.

Images from afar: cliché and stereotype? Chocolaterie spéciale d’Ermont’s collectible card “Cook, English explorer”, c. 1900 © Hermann Mückler Collection, photo: Christoph Fuchs

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Team

Artistic director Kurt Farasin

Exhibition manager Birgit Schretzmayr

Concept by Marcel Chahrour, Roman Dachsberger, Gerhard Proksch

Content by Marcel Chahrour & Roman Dachsberger, assistants Theresa Höfler and Birgit Stransky

Exhibition design koerdtutech

Graphic design Perndl+Co

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