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The Fifth Column: May 2013

The Fifth Column: May 2013

Zoo Story Founded as an imperial menagerie in 1752, Schönbrunn is the oldest zoo in the world, influencing fashion and even literature (Giraffen in Wien, 1828), and providing exotic emergency rations for a starving city during the First World War. After Schönbrunn was privatised in the early 1990s the zoo was radically sorted out by […]

Schröder Stays at Albertina

Klaus Albrecht Schröder will remain director of the Albertina through 2019, according to an announcement by Culture Minister Claudia Schmied. In position since 2000, his contract was set to expire in 2014. Schröder has led the institution through several controversies, including the flooding of a storage area where important works like Albrecht Dürer’s The Hare […]

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