Renewal of the Austrian exhibition

Project info

In July 2009, in a move to implement Item 17 "Responsibility towards the victims of National Socialism" of the chapter "Art and Culture" of its governmental program, the Austrian Federal Government resolved to renew the "Austrian memorial" at the former concentration and extermination camp and present-day State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. It entrusted the National Fund with the planning and implementation of the entire project.


Organisation and cooperating partners

The National Fund was supported and assisted throughout the renewal process by especially established committees and advisory boards. In addition to the financial support of the participating ministries and institutions, other cooperating partners made a key contribution to the success of the project.



In 2012, the National Fund was also entrusted with carrying out the renovation of the former prisoners' barracks no. 17 where the new exhibition will be housed. Each step can only be undertaken with the consensus of the museum, the owner of the site.