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The Great Museum

There is far more to see at Vienna’s world-renowned Kunsthistorisches Museum than the art on display. Behind the scenes, in the galleries under renovation, the deep storage warehouses and the administrative offices, the staff of the museum interacts with the collection in surprising and intimate ways. An archivist zips from one end of a seemingly endless library to the other on a razor scooter. A conservator lovingly brushes the fur of a taxidermic bear. A janitor gently dusts the inner thigh of a nineteenth-century statue. [Synopsis courtesy of LA Film Festival]