WORK IS INVISIBLE
When we think of work, we mainly think of factories, offices, machines, tools, managers, computers, energy, raw materials, and people working. All those things are visible. But how, why, and with what feelings those people work, what challenges them and stresses them, what work gives and what it forces – that is invisible.
The exhibition narrates how the world of work has changed over the past 150 years – and how working people have reacted to that. It also provides an insight in what awaits us in the digital age. The retrospective should help to develop strategies for the future, and the outlook should help to identify limits.
The exhibition shows stories of obstinacy, resistance, co-operation, and motivation, of team spirit, identity, and pride, but also of stress, fear, overburdening, and helplessness. All the above are the essence of work and are made visible for the first time in the new exhibition Work is invisible.
Topics: Industrialization | Primary Production | Working conditions | Social Movements | Democracy | Working time | Rationalization | Digitization | Industry 4.0
Using the CapitoApp, the exhibition is also available in English. You can download the App on GooglePlay and AppStore.
It is important to us that we are a museum for as many people as possible.
Using grants from the EU project COME-IN! from the Interreg Central Europe programme and the Federal Chancellery of the Republic of Austria, we have come a big step closer to this objective.
Within the exhibition, you will encounter aids making the contents accessible to as many visitors as possible.
Exhibits in the exhibition include:
Texts in easily comprehensible language (LLA2)
Videos in Austrian sign language
Texts in English