Exhibiting 200 years of Austrian history through women in its society
On December 4th, the Deputy Head of the Austrian Embassy, Mr Erik Dreymann, opened a new exhibition titled "Calliope Austria. Women in Society, Culture and the Sciences" at the UT College of Foreign Languages and Cultures.
The exhibition surveys the life stories of aristocrats, artists, salon women, scientists, women's rights activists, politicians, actresses, musicians, physicians, and stage directors in chronological form. The arc thus drawn extends from the early 19th century to the present. A common theme evident throughout is women's struggle for emancipation, with all its attendant triumphs and setbacks. From Biedermeier-period desires for freedom to our 21st century, much has been accomplished. but one also sees clearly that true equality has not yet been achieved, with much indeed still to be done.
The exhibition was compiled in connection to the Austrian presidency of the Council of the European Union and Austria 100. The exhibition at the main hall of the college remains open until December 21st 2018. Everyone is welcome!