My advice for life / Wien Museum MUSA

Hermine, Mein Rat fürs Leben, Foto © Katharina Haber

09.05.20224 – 15.09.2024

They are often labelled as a vulnerable group and often not given much attention – older people. But they offer a wealth of life experience and wisdom.
Under the title “My advice for life”, the therapeutic team at the Simmering care home initiated a photo exhibition with 30 portraits of residents of this institution, combined with “life wisdom” from the people depicted. The exhibition was originally conceived for presentation on site and is now on show at both the Wien Museum and the Simmering District Museum: all the photos can be seen in the Community Gallery at the Wien Museum, projected in large format as a loop. They are complemented by short films that provide insights into the everyday work of those who provide therapeutic support to the residents. In other words, an exhibition that focuses on two groups: older people with their rich background of experience and the therapeutic staff with their challenging work, which often goes largely unnoticed by the public.

My advice for life
09.05.20224 – 15.09.2024
Wien Museum MUSA
Karlsplatz 8
1040 Wien