Wolfgang Muchitsch

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Wolfgang Muchitsch (born October 25, 1963 in Graz ) is an Austrian museum director .

Wolfgang Muchitsch with Eva Kreissl (2017)


After studying history, English and American studies in Graz, Wolfgang Muchitsch worked as a university teacher and scientific project manager in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Vienna. From 1992 to 1995 he was a member of the staff unit for planning and organizational development at the University of Graz , and from 1995 he was entrusted with the affairs of the cultural administration of Styria in the office of the first deputy governor.

From January 1, 2003, together with Peter Pakesch, he was managing director of the Universalmuseum Joanneum and, in this role, as director of this oldest public museum, he was responsible for all scientific matters as well as for all collections and the entire infrastructure of the Joanneum. From September 2015 to December 2017 he was the sole managing director of Universalmuseum Joanneum GmbH. Since January 2018 he has been the scientific director.

Wolfgang Muchitsch has been on the board of the Austrian Museum Association since 2003 and has been President of the Austrian Museum Association since 2012. In addition, he is also President of the Association of Folklore (= supporting organization of the Austrian Museum of Folklore), Chairman of the Board of the Austrian Sculpture Park Foundation, deputy. Chairman of the MuseumsverbundbetriebsgesmbH Leoben, board member of the Graduate Association of the University of Graz and board member of the Steirische Eisenstrasse Association, the International City Forum Graz and the Styrian Student Economic Aid.

Fonts (selection)

  • Austrians in exile. Great Britain 1938-1945. A documentation. Österreichischer Bundesverlag, Vienna 1992.
  • With spades, weapons and words. The Involvement of Austrian Refugees in the British War Efforts 1939-1945. Europaverlag, Vienna / Zurich 1992.
  • State = bland. Democracy today. Marks for an open society. Ed. (With Helmut Konrad and Peter Schachner-Blazizek ). Leykam, Graz 1995.
  • Res Publica. Festschrift for Peter Schachner-Blazizek on his 60th birthday. Ed. (With Harald Eitner, Werner Hauser and Günter Getzinger). Leykam, Graz 2002.
  • Collect. Museum zum Quadrat, 18th ed. (With Karl Stocker ). Turia + Kantm, Vienna 2006.
  • Helmut Konrad. My thoughts at the moment. Ed. (With Elisabeth Fiorioli). Leykam, Graz 2008.
  • 200 years of the Universalmuseum Joanneum. Ed. (With Peter Pakesch ). Graz 2011.
  • Peter Schachner-Blazizek. A wise, good life. Ed. (With Werner Hauser and Albert Trattner). Publishing house Austria, Vienna 2012.
  • Does Was Belong in Museums? The Representation of Violence in Exhibitions . Edited by transcript Verlag, Bielefeld 2013.
  • On the location of museums in Austria. An inventory. With statements from the Austrian museum community. Ed. (With Günter Kradischnig). Graz 2018.

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