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Paintings and Sculptures
Since autumn 2007, the Albertina houses the collection of Rita and Herbert Batliner, one of the most outstanding European private collections, comprising more than 500 works from the period of Modernism. A selection of more than 200 paintings and sculptures, complemented by works from the Swiss collection of Eva and Matthias Forberg and further important privately owned loans, illustrates the evolution from Impressionism to Modern Art.
Graphic Art Collection
From the total holdings of 50,000 drawings and 900,000 prints, as many as 30,000 objects are currently searchable online.
Out of the total holdings of some 20,000 posters, almost 6,000 are currently retrievable online. They include international posters and poster designs from the period between 1850 and 1945: artist and pictorial posters; advertising posters; political and war posters; event and exhibition posters.
From the architectural collection (altogether some 20,000 objects), the designs by Francesco Borromini, as well as the archives of works by Carl von Hasenauer, Clemens Holzmeister, Josef Frank, and Lois Welzenbacher, are completely accessible online, amounting to a total of 9,700 objects.
Currently the image database includes some 4,500 objects. For copyright reasons, only those photographs have been made available online that are free of third-party rights or for which agreements have been reached with copyright holders. Permanent loans, which can be recognized by their inventory numbers, are also retrievable online: "FotoGLV" refers to permanent loans from the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt, Vienna and "FotoLS" to permanent loans from the Österreichische Ludwig-Stiftung für Kunst und Wissenschaft.
Bio-Bibliography on Photography in Austria
Here you will find biographic and bibliographic data on persons, institutions, and companies that were/are active in or dealt/deal with photography in the region of today's Austria, even if only temporarily. This database contains exclusively textual information and no photographs.
This database has not yet been integrated completely into the "Collections Online". In order to conduct your search, please switch to Biobibliography.
Via the library's online catalogue, you can search all of the books, magazines, newspapers, and audio-visual media (altogether some 75,000 objects) and request them directly. They will subsequently be made available for consultation in the Albertina Study Hall.