Welcome to the Albertinas Search page:
This page enables you to do research in our collections, find relevant literature, and obtain profound information on photography in Austria. The databases represent a dynamically growing system whose online holdings are continuously expanded and updated.
The Albertinas total holdings comprise some 1.1 million objects, about 250,000 of which have been digitized. Around 30,000 works are currently searchable online:
Graphic Art Collection
10,000 principal works from the 14th to the early 20th centuries offer a survey of the holdings. Based on the collections historical structures,
the selection of drawings, watercolours, and prints highlights all of the various regions of art production. For a large part
of the works, additional texts are provided for the sake of more profound information.
More about the Graphic Art Collection...
More about Provenance Research ...
Some 6,000 objects out of the total holdings (about 20,000 posters) are retrievable online:
From the architectural collection, the archives of the works by Carl von Hasenauer, Clemens Holzmeister, Josef Frank, and
Lois Welzenbacher are completely accessible online, amounting to some
9,000 objects altogether.
More about the Architectural Collection...
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: "GLV" means on permanent loan from the Grafische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt, Vienna; "LS" means
on permanent loan from the Österreichische Ludwig-Stiftung für Kunst und Wissenschaft.
More about the Photographic Collection...
This image database is linked to the bio-bibliographic database 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 todays Austria, even if only temporarily. This database contains exclusively textual
information and no photographs.
This database has not yet been integrated completely into the Online Collections. In order to conduct your search, please switch to Biobibliography.
Via the librarys online catalogue, you can search all of the books, magazines, newspapers, and audiovisual media (almost 70,000 objects altogether).