Since 1998, the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna has been preserving the estate of the composer, painter, teacher, theorist and inventor Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951). In 2011 his legacy will be included in the UNESCO "Memory of the World" Register.

From September 13, 2020 (146th birthday of the universal artist), the Center will provide insights into the collection's holdings with a series of objects on Google Arts & Culture. The cooperation between the Vienna Cultural Center and the Google Cultural Institute will be successively expanded in the coming months to shed light on the diversity of musical and non-musical objects in one of the most extensive collections of a 20th century composer.

Exhibitions on the online platform will introduce the world and work of Arnold Schönberg through images and sound. The beginning will be a profile: Basics about the legendary “Neutöner” provides information about his family, school education, compositions, nationalities, employers, cars, pets, sports affinities, hobbies, and much more.

The Arnold Schönberg Center sees its presence on Google Arts & Culture as a contribution to the worldwide communication of a fascinating epoch at the beginning of musical modernity.

Link: Arnold Schönberg Center @ Google Arts & Culture

Therese Muxeneder, curator, head of collections
Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna