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CPTC – The First De-Fi Based Cultural Community

Welcome to the CPTC! The CPTC ecosystem is the first community, rewards, and funding system for culture that taps into DeFi. (= Decentralized Finance, a term used for financial services on the blockchain). Our main goal is to improve funding conditions for artists and cultural organizations as well as granting accessibility of art to a broader public.

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The Long Night of Museums in Austria is Taking Place Again

Vienna's Art History Museum at night

In 2020, the Long Night of Museums couldn’t take place and was changed to a format called “Time for Museums.” Missing was the connective element of thousands of people strolling through the night and visiting museums together. But it’s happening again – this year’s Long Night of Museums is taking place on Saturday, the 2nd of October! Not everything is as it used to be; obviously, there are precautions for health safety in place (3G-proof plus a limited numbers of visitors to avoid crowded museums).

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A New Look for our Cultural Places Website

mockup of the new website of cultural places

Have you noticed that the Cultural Places’ website has a new look? We are happy to provide you with an improved design and usability to get the most out of your cultural experiences. Learn more about the process behind the scenes in this week’s blogpost!

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News from “Digitalizing Culture – Austria 2021”

This year we are supporting the Austrian tourism, art, and cultural sectors in digitalization as part of the “Digitalizing Culture – Austria 2021” initiative – during the pandemic and beyond.

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We Are Starting Our Initiative “Digitalizing Culture (DC) – Austria 2021”

Digitalizing Culture

We can finally introduce you to our brand new “Digitalizing Culture (DC) – Austria 2021” initiative! This year, we will support the Austrian tourism, art, and culture sectors in digitization – during the pandemic and beyond.

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New Digital City Walk for the Vienna Secession

We proudly present the Vienna Secession’s new guide, which is available on Cultural Places for free: a city walk about the history of the Secession and how it came into being. It brings you to seven stations, from Wollzeile to Karlsplatz to Secession – important locations in the secessionist movement’s history that started around 1900.

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Digital Solutions for Culture & Tourism – Cultural Places’ Webinar

Well before the second lockdown it was undeniable that the culture and tourism industry has been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions that come with it. 

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Special Programs at Austrian Museums from October 3 – 10

Vienna Secession building at night

The famous “Long Night of Museums” will be a bit different this year. To avoid the crowds, it was expanded to a whole week when uncountable museums are offering special programs, discounts, extras for children, etc. The new name is “Museumszeit” (Time for Museums) and it takes place from October 3 – 10.

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New Exhibitions at Museum Angerlehner Featuring Monika Kus-Picco, Mario Dalpra, Martin Praska, and Hannah Winkelbauer

© Monika Kus-Picco: “American Beauty,” 2020, medical products on canvas, 200 x 300 cm

The museum Angerlehner in Thalheim/Wels presents four new exciting art shows, starting on September 13.

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Exhibition Opening – Free Entry at the Vienna Secession on September 17

Exhibition Opening – Free Entry at the Vienna Secession on September 17

You just have to be flexible these days. Due to rising numbers of Corona infections in Vienna, the Secession had to cancel their usual opening party of their new art exhibitions on short notice. But they have come up with an alternative idea: the exhibitions of Emily Wardill and Edi Hila will be opened under strict regulations. Visitors have to wear a face mask, the number of people will be restricted, and everybody is asked to give their contact details for tracing voluntarily.

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