Venus of Vienna

The "Disease Awareness"-campaign by Novartis Oncology, dedicated to all women suffering from breast cancer, startet on November 25th. Through manipulating a replica of the Venus of Willendorf (in cooperation with the NHM Vienna), the "Venus of Vienna", an eye-opening, thought-provoking symbol was fromed, that creates awareness. Breast cancer is one of the most widespread cancers in women. Unlike in the past, when malignant cancer was a sure sentence of death, cancer today is considered potentially curable. Even more through education and timely information.

The "Venus of Vienna" is on display in the Venus Cabinet (as part of the Prehistorical Showrooms) until January 31st 2016.

© NHM Wien, Alice Schumacher