Mexican activists hack Viennese museum’s audioguide in protest over its ownership of the Montezuma headdress
Two Mexican activists infiltrated the Weltmuseum in Vienna last week, swapping its audio guides for their own hacked versions to protest the history and ownership of the headdress of Moctezuma.In the modified audioguide, Xokonoschtletl Gómora, a descendant of the Aztecs who has repeatedly called for the crown to be returned to Mexico, describes the artefact’s arrival in Vienna as “a consequence of the European looting of the historical heritage that is exhibited in various museums on that continent such as Austria, France, Spain, England and Germany”.
A man's fight to recover “the sacred crown”
Aztec storyteller and cultural advocate works to preserve the ‘true’ Mexican culture
Xokonoschtletl Gomora is from Tabasco, Mexico. He lives off the land raising cattle and chickens. He is a trained tourist guide, and has learned to speak five languages. He has written several books on the history and culture of Mexico, some of which were written in German.