The exhibition is a joint collaboration between Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and Fondazione Prada, and it is curated by Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf, with assistance from Jasper Sharp (Kunsthistorisches Museum) and Mario Mainetti (Fondazione Prada).
The show is part of a wider project conceived in 2012 by the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna for which remarkable creative individuals are invited to present their own personal selections of objects drawn from the museum’s historical collections. This year. filmmaker Wes Anderson and his partner, the writer and illustrator Juman Malouf with assistance from the museum’s staff of curators and conservators, have assembled more than 400 objects drawn from all 14 of the museum’s historical collections. Among them are Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, Old Master paintings, selections from the Kunstkammer and the Imperial Treasury, items from the Imperial Armoury, Coin Collection, and Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, as well as pieces from the Theatermuseum, the Weltmuseum, the Imperial Carriage Museum, and Schloss Ambras Innsbruck.