Kunsthaus Wien


Sustainable museums with the Austrian Ecolabel are focussing on sustainability, ecology, conscious use of resources and socio-political responsibility in their daily mangement as well as in the planning of their exhibitions.

Ecolabel Award for museums.

Three federal museums awarded as Green Museums

The Natural History Museum Vienna, the Austrian National Library and the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) were honoured by Climate Protection Minister Leonore Gewessler and State Secretary for the Arts and Culture Andrea Mayer for their sustainable corporate governance and ecological positioning.

Austrian National Library Josefsplatz. Copyright by Austrian National Library/Pichler.

The Austrian National Library: A "bridge" between past and future

Museums, archives and libraries see themselves as bridges between the past and the present - with perspectives on the future for which they provide important impulses. In order to make this concern visible to the outside world, there is the Austrian Ecolabel. That is why the Austrian National Library in Vienna also applied for the state seal of quality.

Exhibition MAK: CLIMATE CARE_Graphic Warming Stripes, Vienna 1775 - 2020. Copyright by CLIMATE CARE_Grafik Warming Stripes, Wien 1775 – 2020.

Green Museums: Climate Protection and Climate Beauty at the MAK

In an inspiring essay, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General Director of the MAK, explains how climate protection can become an opportunity for all of us to shape an ecologically and socially sustainable climate modernity comparable to the time around 1900, and what role art and culture can play in this.

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