Benin exhibition

Client: Weltmuseum Wien
Location: Vienna / Austria
Year: 2007
Supervision: Horst Campman


The exhibition was organised by the Museum für Völkerkunde (Museum of Ethnology) in Vienna and includes over 60 works from its celebrated Benin collection. In preparing the exhibition curators and museum specialists from Vienna have worked closely with museum colleagues and scholars from Europe, Nigeria, and the United States, and with authorities from the Nigerian National Commission for Museums and Monuments and the royal family and officials of the Benin Kingdom. Close collaborations with the Ethnologisches Museum (Ethnological Museum) in Berlin and the British Museum in London, where the largest and most important Benin collections are housed, were also of seminal importance.