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US Filmmaker Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf Go Wild as Guest Curators at the Vienna Museum of Fine Arts

Published: January 10, 2019; 16:03 · (Vindobona)

The American director Wes Anderson, known from films such as "The Grand Budapest Hotel" or most recently "Isle of Dogs", and his partner, the writer and costume designer Juman Malouf, were invited by the Vienna Museum of Fine Arts (KHM - Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien) to design an exhibition according to their taste. The result is an exhibition entitled "Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures".

Wes Anderson & Juman Malouf: Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures, the title of the exhibition owes its existence to a mummified rodent from the Egyptian collection. / Picture: © KHM-Museumsverband, Wissenschaftliche Anstalt öffentlichen Rechts / Rafaela Proell

Jasper Sharp, the man for special projects at the museum, invited the two of them in 2015 to design an exhibition according to their taste, similar to projects by the painter Ed Ruscha and the ceramist and author Edmund de Waal.

These guest curators get access to all of the Kunsthistorisches Museum's holdings - more than four million objects spread across 14…

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