museum assistant in Vienna: the Star Wars Identities exhibition

There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?

I’m a big Star Wars fan. My love for Star Wars is true and passionate — a kind of love typical for neophytes. I saw the original trilogy, as well as the prequels when I was 18, so I couldn’t say that George Lucas has shaped my childhood in any significant way. He did affect many of my relationships with people, though — I think that what Star Wars enthusiasts have in common is the strong feeling of being a part of a very special community.

entrance to the exhibition

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museum assistant in Vienna: Naturhistorisches Museum & Joseph Cornell

It’s amazing how a decision that seems to be of no importance at all, can turn into a great experience. I chose to begin my Viennese museum marathon with Naturhistorisches Museum for a very simple reason: it was the only one that opens before 10:00 AM. Later on that day, while wandering through Joseph Cornell’s exhibition at Kunsthistorisches Museum, I realised that I couldn’t have planned it better.

Joseph Cornell Palace 1943 Box construction, 26.7 x 50.5 x 13 cm The Menil Collection, Houston Photo The Menil Collection, Houston. Photography: Hickey-Robertson © The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation / Bildrecht, Wien, 2015

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museum assistant in Vienna

I can’t think of a better way to begin the New Year than a short trip to some lovely place packed with museums — it has already become a tradition for me. Last year I spent a few remarkable days in London, one of those cities that are especially close to my heart. I’ve been there twice, and if someone told me I could go there right now, I’d be ready in, like, 30 seconds. My first visit to London was a real milestone in my cultural education. It was there that I fell in love with Mark Rothko, discovered that a collection of decorative arts can be truly fascinating (long live the V&A Museum!), and got obsessed with museum shops and all those pretty gadgets that I’d like to purchase, although I’m not quite sure if they are of any use. This year I headed for Vienna, a city that is a real treat for museum lovers.

Wiedeń, styczeń 2016

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let me introduce myself:

Hi there,

my name is Olga Grodniewicz, I’m an Art Curator & Museum Professional currently based in Krakow, Poland. I’ve been in love with museums for as long as I can remember. That’s why I decided to get started with this blog. I’d like to become your personal Museum Assistant and share my passion for museums & exhibitions with you.

fot. Kinga Lubowiecka, grP

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