In 2020, the Weltmuseum Wien will present an exhibition on the legendary art and culture of the Aztecs (ca. 1430 – 1521 AD). This highlight exhibition focuses on tributes and sacrifices that played an important role in the Aztecs’ economic and religious life. Particular attention is paid to the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, which served as the religious and cultural centre of the empire.
The exhibition Stories of Traumatic Pasts: Counter-Archives for Future Memories focuses on three European regions, their stories, and their current experiences of collective amnesia in relation to traumatic events from the past: Belgian colonial rule in the Congo, Austria after the “Anschluss” in 1938, and the denial of war crimes since 1990 after the breakup of Yugoslavia.