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
Plan your visit.
Opening Hours
Museum Arbeitswelt
Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 5pm
4th May to 23rd December 2018
Harald Welzer (scientific director)
Robert Misik (editorial director)
Gerhard Abel, Waltraud Ertl | Planet Architects
Christoph Mayer CHM
Katharina Höfler, Michael Atteneder | Atteneder Graphic Design