The Albertina´s Databases

 

Welcome to the Albertina’s Search page:

  • the image database for the collections
  • the biobibliography on photography in Austria
  • the Albertina library

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. 

 

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IMAGE DATABASE FOR THE COLLECTIONS

The Albertina’s total holdings comprise some 1.1 million objects, about 250,000 of which have been digitized. Around 30,000 works are currently searchable online:

 

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Graphic Art Collection

Some 10,000 principal works from the 14th to the early 20th centuries offer a survey of the holdings. Based on the collection’s 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...
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Poster Collection

Some 6,000 objects out of the total holdings (about 20,000 posters) are retrievable online: 

  • some 4,000 international posters and poster designs from the period between 1850 and 1945: artists’ posters and pictorial posters; advertising posters; political and war posters; event and exhibition posters.
  • some 2,000 exhibition and commercial posters from 1945 on

More about the Poster Collection...



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Architectural Collection

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.
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Photographic 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.

 



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BIOBIBLIOGRAPHY ON PHOTOGRAPHY IN AUSTRIA

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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 “Online Collections”. In order to conduct your search, please switch to Biobibliography.



ALBERTINA LIBRARY

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Via the library’s online catalogue, you can search all of the books, magazines, newspapers, and audiovisual media (almost 70,000 objects altogether).

>>> Online catalogue



 

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