Hidden Messages

Creating a persona, cultivating an image

Hidden Messages

Creating a persona, cultivating an image

Highlights

  • Antique collection: Gemma Augustea
  • Kunstkammer: The ruler in his personal universe
  • Cellini: Saliera (salt cellar)

Caesar Augustus claimed a direct connection to Jupiter, leader of the Roman Gods. When King Franz I put the golden Saliera (salt cellar) on his banquet table, it symbolized the world revolving around him. Emperor Friedrich III left as a legacy the mysterious letter series AIEOU as a signature. A board game requires wise decisions from victorious rulers. – The objects in the Art History Museum’s antique and Kunstkammer collections are not only priceless works of art, but served as a means of cultivating an image and self-promotion. The Habsburgs at one time only permitted a few select guests to enter their collections. But those allowed to view the fascinating artifacts well understood the messages they conveyed. But those allowed to view the fascinating artifacts well understood the messages they conveyed.

 

Entrance hall, Kunsthistorisches Museum, 1010 Vienna

About 1.5 hours

Up to 20 people

Tour starts at 165,- Euro.

Entrance fees are not included in the price of the tour.

The use of an audio guiding system is recommended

Meeting point and end

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