The Great Museum, film review: Perspectives and insights no normal visitor would ever receive

(PG) Johannes Holzhausen, 94 mins

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This year alone, there have been documentaries about Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum and London’s National Gallery.

Now, we have a film about Vienna’s celebrated Kunsthistorisches Museum, which is undergoing renovations and facing cutbacks. In its own quiet, slow-burning way, the film is absorbing.

Like the other recent museum documentaries, it offers us perspectives and insights that no normal visitor to the galleries would ever receive.