The Last Word: Agnes Husslein-Arco

We asked the director of the Belvedere Museum, Agnes Husslein-Arco whether she thought museums are primarily a bridge between times and cultures, or a preserver and protector of a society’s heritage?

Dear Readers,

I think they are equally important – by presenting and explaining art, we not only build bridges between times and cultures, but above all, between people. 

Art is a universal language – to preserve the cultural heritage of society, is like keeping the most valuable treasure, because it is also become our quasi DNA – individually and as a society. 

As a Museum, it is our goal to open doors to everything: inspiration, knowledge, beauty, understanding  and so on – to understand the past, to actively form the present and for ideas to live in the future. 

Agnes Husslein-Arco

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