James Cook exhibition

Client: Weltmuseum Wien
Location: Vienna / Austria
Year: 2010
Supervision: Horst Campman


With over 500 exhibits from European museums and private collections the exhibition documents both James Cook’s journeys to the end of the world and their results. It showcases precious cultural documents from the peoples of the Pacific archipelago and the north-western coast of North America, among them impressive feather images, decorated bark cloth and carvings, as well as every-day objects. Together with paintings and drawings executed in the course of the journeys, they document a South Pacific as yet untouched by the West, and the adventure of the eighteenth century’s most spectacular voyage of exploration.