People & Society

(In)visible – Women’s work at the Vienna World’s Fair

“The world is coming to Vienna” – the first world’s fair to be held in a German-speaking country opened in Vienna’s Prater park 150 years ago. The “Women at Work” exhibition is dedicated to the “Women’s Pavilion”, with which the 1873 Vienna World’s Fair made history by making the female working world visible for the first time.
Teenagers & Adults
The exhibition entitled “Women at Work – 150th anniversary of the Women’s Pavilion at the Vienna World’s Fair” addresses an aspect of this major historical event that has so far been given little attention: the pavilion of women’s work as a pioneering achievement in making the female working world visible. Based on preserved objects, archive materials and photos, the guided tour of the exhibition provides insights into the daily work, education and life of women in the second half of the 19th century and looks into the ambivalences of the (in)visibility of women and work.

Gender pay gap, care work and diversity in technology: Taking the major historical event of the world’s fair as a starting point, connections to the current debate about equality in education and pay are discussed.

© Technisches Museum Wien
Duration: 45min
Group size: 25
  • Adult € 4,50
  • Under 19 years € 4,50
  • Package under 15 persons: € 67,50


Please note that this guided tour is held in German.
Sat 24.06.12:4513:30
gefördert aus den Mitteln des Bundeskanzleramtes
7 tickets available
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