HOLDINGS OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLECTION


The Albertina’s Photographic Collection currently comprises some 100,000 objects, which, by and large, originate from the following sources:

 

 

Photographs held by the Albertina since the 1850s

The photographs held by the Albertina since the 1850s came into the house as an integral part of special thematic collections.

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Collections of the Austrian Federal Education and Research Institute for Graphics

The collections of the Austrian Federal Education and Research Institute for Graphics were taken over in 2000 on permanent loan basis, forming the foundation of the new photographic collection.

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Langewiesche archive

The Langewiesche archive entered the Albertina’s stock of collections on a permanent loan basis through the Austrian Ludwig Foundation for Art and Science.

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CURRENT COLLECTING POLICY

new acquisitions obtained since 1999

The holdings have been increased in many directions, ranging from the beginning of the medium to the present.

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