150 Years of the Vienna World’s Fair
Spotlight 2023 | 1 January to 31 December 2023
The Vienna World’s Fair was a platform for encounters. It was the first world exhibition after the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 and thus offered new opportunities to build relationships with other cultures. 150 years later, we look back on this part of Vienna’s history.
The Vienna World’s Fair was the first at which Japan presented itself comprehensively to the world for the first time. For this reason, the Weltmuseum Wien is dedicating a separate room to Japan’s appearance at the Vienna World’s Fair.