Collections and Archives. How to Handle Things An exhibition by students of the Department of Site-specific Art, University of Applied Arts Vienna. With contributions by Rosa Andraschek, Christian Christiansen, Lara Erel, Natalia Gurova, Konstanze Horak, Sissi Petutschnig, Michael Plessl, Julian Siffert, Anna-Sophia Unterstab, Tsai-Ju Wu. Developed within the course held by Georgia Holz. Museums and collections are stores of our cultural memory, but they seem to have come into crisis in our digitized age. They are places of exposure, but at the same time they practice extensive prohibitions on contact and deprive things of their original function. As part of regular field trips to museums and collections in Vienna, in this course we investigated the epistemological effects of things and objects as a result of their museum aestheticization, institutionalization and classification and how they can oppose these mechanisms. To what extent can artistic strategies act as productive disruptive factors in collections and archives to address the agency of things, break with hegemonic narratives and make voids productive.