The Study Hall of the Albertina offers students, scholars and researchers a comprehensive set of study facilities, along with a modern infrastructure and a vast specialist library.
Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm
15 July to 15 August, 24 December to 6 January, on all official holidays and during periods of maintenance work closed
The complete holdings of all drawings, a substantial part of the Graphic Art Collection, the Photographic Collection and core sections of the Architectural Collection are stored in the internal TMS database, with around 265,000 data sets or 600,000 objects. The entire database is available to users of the Study Hall for research purposes.
the Albertinas pictorial database there are currently some 3,500 main works of the Graphic Art Collection, around 4,000 objects of the Photographic Collection
and around 8,000 objects of the Architectural Collection that can be researched online. The historic archives of the Poster
Collection (15,000 objects) are to be found online in their entirety.
From this rich store of material scholarly researchers and art connoisseurs alike may request to be shown individual works. A substantial specialist library on art history, with particular emphasis on the fields of drawing, the graphic art print and photography, is available and ready for use.
For reasons of preservation, particularly valuable and sensitive originals, such as the drawings of Albrecht Dürer, can only be shown to persons engaged in scholarly research and only after prior permission being sought and granted from the study hall directorate.
The study hall can be found on the ramparts alongside the longitudinal section of the palace.
Access for visitors with a disability available after prior notice (by telephone or e-mail)
Entry is dependent upon production of a current official photo ID at reception
A wardrobe service and research terminals are available in the entrance area leading up to the study hall.