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The Great Museum (2014)

Das große Museum (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 5 September 2014 (Austria)
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The Great Museum is a movie starring Arnout Balis, Christian Beaufort-Spontin, and Marcello Farabegoli. An in-depth look at daily life at one of the most famous cultural institutions in the world, The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.


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Credited cast:
Arnout Balis ... Himself - Direktor Centrum Rubenianum
Christian Beaufort-Spontin ... Himself - Direktor Hofjagd- und Rüstkammer
Marcello Farabegoli ... Himself - Mitarbeiter des Auktionshauses Dorotheum
Sylvia Ferino-Pagden ... Herself - Direktorin Gemäldegalerie
Heinz Fischer ... Himself - Bundespräsident der Republik Österreich
Paul Frey ... Himself - Kaufmännischer Geschäftsführer Kunsthistorisches Museum
Gerlinde Gruber ... Herself - Kuratorin Gemäldegalerie
Eva Götz ... Herself - Restauratorin Gemäldegalerie
Sabine Haag ... Herself - Generaldirektorin Kunsthistorisches Museum
Helene Hanzer ... Herself - Leiterin Restaurierwerkstätte Kunstkammer
Tatjana Hatzl ... Herself - Mitarbeiterin Besucherdienst
Franz Kirchweger ... Himself - Kurator Kunstkammer
Monica Kurzel-Runtscheiner ... Herself - Direktorin Wagenburg und Monturdepot
Markus Langer ... Himself - Abteilungsleiter Õsterreichiste Präsidentschaftskanzlei
Neil MacGregor ... Himself - Director, British Museum


An in-depth look at daily life at one of the most famous cultural institutions in the world, The Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

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Very interesting
12 July 2015 | by See all my reviews

Unfortunately there are no subtitles - so if you don't speak or understand Austrian you must just watch this for the interior look of this mammoth museum.

If you are really interested - (as I was in certain parts) - what the people are actually saying is unnecessary because you can understand whats happening by just seeing what they are doing. Such as in the art restoration. But mostly you are left wondering.

For me personally the most interesting part of this documentary was at the very end as the camera pans through the ancient works tucked away in storage - certainly the most beautiful objects - and then the final scene of Tower of Babel by Brugel, and it's implied message of 'this too shall pass'.

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