The documentary The Great Museum is a curious, witty and humorous peek behind the scenes at a world-famous cultural institution. Director Johannes Holzhausen and his team spent more than two years gathering material at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
Shot in the attentive style of direct cinema with no off-screen commentary, no interviews and no background music the film observes the various processes involved in creating a perfect setting for art. From the managing director to the cleaning services team, from the carriers to the art historians, the staff members at the museum are all interdependent cogs in the same machine.
Directed by Johannes Holzhausen, Austria, 2014. Run time 94 mins
- Auditorium, lower ground level