Dr. Georg Hoffmann has been a curator at the House of Austrian History since April 2017. He studied history at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz and the Andrassy University in Budapest and was a research assistant and lecturer from 2009–2017 at the Institute for History of the University of Graz (Faculty of Contemporary History). In 2013 he was a research fellow at the Center Austria of the University of New Orleans, an assistant on numerous research projects for the Federal Ministry for National Defence and Sport (BMLVS), and curator on the 2015/2016 exhibition “41 days. End of the war 1945 – Concentration of violence” (Academy of Sciences/BMLVS/University of Graz).
The House of Austrian History (Haus der Geschichte Österreich)
The House of Austrian History is the republic’s first museum of contemporary history. Presented in a modern and insightful way, the new museum invites visitors to the Hofburg to examine and discuss Austria’s history. Starting with the founding of the democratic republic in 1918, the exhibition focuses on social change and political fault lines. While the questions it asks are aimed at the past, they remain relevant to the present as well.
Conceived as a discussion forum for Austria as a whole, the museum opens up new perspectives on the country’s past and present – with an eye to the future. It also offers a wide range of educational services and an innovative web platform.
Place: The House of Austrian History, Vienna
Interviewers: Marina Gržinić, Sefik Tatlić
Filming: Valerija Zabret
Editing: Marina Gržinić, Valerija Zabret