Founded in 1987 in two 19th- century factory buildings, the Museum Arbeitswelt Steyr (MAW) is Austria’s first museum of labour. The mision of the museum is to be a center of dialog and discussion about the present and future of our working society.
The world of work has changed dramatically and people are looking for answers in a complex reality. Although these answers cannot be easily provided, our aim is to create an environment of discussion, where people can inform themselves about the requirements and structures of different issues we are facing. The ambitious target is to empower people to reflect about the present and future of our (working) society. With different educational workshops, guided tours and events the museum offers a broad range of programms for the vistors.
Main Exhibition „working_world.net – Working and Living in Globalization“
19.03.2013 – 20.12.2013 (closed in august)
The core question of the main exhibiton is, how mechanisms of international production processes impact work and every day life. Starting with the industrial mass production and their historical roots, ‚working_world.net’ discusses the dramatic changes in the world of labour throughout the last decades. Visitors are confronted with a dense web of information and artistic interventions which will appeal to all of their senses.
AT YOUR SERVICE – ART AND LABOUR
22.03.2013 – 31.07.2013
The new exhibition, a cooperation between the Museum of Technology Vienna and ERSTE Foundation, will be incorporated into the main exhibition of the Museum Arbeitswelt Steyr. AT YOUR SERVICE – ART AND LABOUR, brings together nine works of recognized artists on the topic of art and labour. After having been on show in the Museum of Technology Vienna, the exhibition addresses main issues in our society, such as: How is labour changing? How do work and unemployment affect the way we perceive ourselves? Visitors of the museum will see fascinating and touching art works of Pavel Braila, Anna Jermolaewa, Daniel Knorr and Ulrike Lienbacher, Harun Farocki, Adrian Paci and Anne Tallentire.
19 March - 31 July und 1 September - 20 December 2013
Daily except Monday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adults € 5,--
Groups € 4,50
Student groups € 1,50
Family ticket € 9,-
Concessionary ticket € 3,50
Guided tours, advance booking required
Group ticket price (8-25 persons) German € 40,- / English € 50,-
The 800 m2 event centre in the museum offers an attractive setting of extraordinary atmosphere,
with modern furnishings and professional service: www.museum-steyr.at/ivz
Conference service at the Tourist Board: www.business-steyr.at
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