Birgit Johler

Cultural studies specialist and curator; exhibitions for the Jewish Museum Vienna, Frauenmuseum Hittisau et al.; 2008–17 for the Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art in Vienna and editor of Österreichische Zeitschrift für Volkskunde; since 2014 curator in the team for a new Austrian exhibition in the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum; 2017–19 curator in the House of Austrian History; since 2019 curator in the Folk Life Museum in Graz – Universalmuseum Joanneum; research and publications on everyday life and persecution in the Third Reich, material culture, museum history and history of folk life knowledge and science; conception and collaboration in remembrance culture initiatives.

Arthur Haberlandt studied anthropology, ethnology and prehistory at the University of Vienna, obtained his doctorate in 1911 and habilitated in 1914 with a paper on the drinking water supply of primitive peoples.

The Österreichische Museum für Volkskunde (Austrian Museum for Folk Life and Folk Art), since 2013 also known for short as Volkskundemuseum, was created as a result of the popular interest in ethnological and folk life themes and the study of folk life and folk art established f