Ildikó Cazan-Simányi

Historian, studied history/combined studies, incl. non-European ethnology, at the University of Vienna; since 1995 head of the archive of the Museum of Ethnology, now Weltmuseum Wien; member of the Commission for Provenance Research; publications on museum history; since 2017 editor of Archiv Weltmuseum Wien.

Julius Kien was born in Uherský Ostroh, Moravia, as the third of six children. His family is thought to have moved to Vienna before the turn of the century. He owned a commercial agency on today's Rooseveltplatz in Vienna.

Flora Fränkel was born on 20 May 1868 as the third of ten children of Emil Fränkel and Mathilde, née Levi-Sulzer, in Hohenems, Vorarlberg. In 1892 she married the knitwear manufacturer Eugen Wilhelm in Hohenems, where her children Henriette and Karl were born.