Friedrich Weixelbaumer
Friedrich Weixelbaumer
Organisational unit
Exhibit & Archived Records Management
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+43 (1) 89998 - 2980
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Friedrich Weixelbaumer

Museum Conservation & Restoration

With the Vienna Technical Museum since:

July 2001

My duties include:

As a graduate of the Meisterschule für Malerei vocational college and a long-standing staff member of the exhibition technology department at the Technisches Museum Wien, I have been assisting my colleagues in conservation and restoration, mainly with technical issues, since 2006.
Thanks to my many years of experience with the operation and maintenance of historical steam locomotives, vintage cars, old ships and machines, and as a qualified and certified boiler operator, I take care of the maintenance of the historical demonstration objects at the Technisches Museum.
I am also involved with non-toxic pest control on historical exhibits using nitrogen.
I service and look after the ambient climate measuring system, which helps us to measure and monitor the temperature and humidity at more than 35 points throughout the premises, data which we can then retrieve at any time on the PC.

My duties also include:

  • Transporting and handling exhibits
  • Assistance with setting up special exhibitions
  • Optimising the lighting in the exhibition areas
  • Repairing and servicing appliances and machines as part of restoration work
  • Detecting hazardous materials on historical exhibits

Courses I have taken as part of my activities at the Technisches Museum include:

  • Intervention officer training course
  • Fire prevention officer training course
  • Security officer training course
  • Fork lift driver
  • Training course on asbestos removal according to TRGS 519

My recommendation for you:

When it comes to railways and road transport the Technisches Museum has some of the oldest preserved vehicles – and bear in mind that these are originals, not replicas, as is often the case in many other European technical museums.
I have a real soft spot for the Stadtbahn suburban train carriage of 1898, which was extensively renovated and reconstructed over the period 2007 to 2008. For this particular project I had to use all my experience in the dismantling, handling and assembling of large exhibits, particularly railway vehicles.

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