Modern Europe and its neighbouring countries are based on ideas and values that were formed and established during the era of Renaissance and the great humanists. The exhibition „Europe – Heritage of Humanists“ not only presents well-known scholars and thinkers who lived and acted between the 15th and 18th century, but also features less renowned and female humanists operating in the shadow of their contemporaries. All these influential characters, their concepts and values have had a lasting effect on today's Europe and the ideals of the European Union. The exhibition consists of 25 large-sized panels that have been arranged by 23 different EUNIC Austria members. In addition, the exhibition will be accompanied by side-events focusing on contemporary issues and topics of migration, tolerance, equality and transnational cooperation.
Exhibition venues and dates
The exhibition opening was held on 19 April 2017 at the Central Library of Vienna (Urban-Loritz-Platz 2A; 1070 Vienna) and the exhibiton takes place from 20 April to 27 May 2017.
As of 1 June 2017, it will be moved to the House of the European Union in Vienna (Wipplingerstraße 35; 1010 Vienna) to approach an even broader audience which is welcome to visit the exhibition until 30 June 2017.
Photos from the opening ceremony can be found here.