Second Accessible Museum of the COME-IN! Project
The launch event of the Arbeitswelt Museum of Steyr, Austria, was held on 3 May 2018
As a lead partner of the project “COME-IN!” for the accessibility of Museums, the Central European Initiative attended the launch of the new exhibition “Work is invisible” of the Arbeitswelt Museum in Steyr, Austria. In line with the COME-IN! Guidelines, the museum, which is also one of the 14 partners of the project, has completed a set of infrastructural and communication interventions, funded by Interreg Central Europe Programme, launching a powerful and fully accessible exhibition.
When we think of work we usually think of the visible aspects of it; factories, offices, machines, tools, computers, and people working. But how, why and what are the feelings that move those people, stress them or motivates them - that is invisible. What are the stories behind the tools and products that have shaped directly and indirectly our working lives in the last 150 years? How technology has evolved and how it has affected the way we work? What is awaiting for us in the digital age?
Hosted in a former knife and weapon factory, this new multi-sensorial exhibition of the Arbeitswelt Museum of Steyr offers an immersive performance on the hidden stories of Work.
The exhibition will be free for the first two weeks and will offer adapted guided tours on demand and educational programs. For more information, please visit the website: www.museum-steyr.at