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Artothek des Bundes at the 21er Haus

The Artothek des Bundes collects, administers, and cares for artworks acquired by the Austrian state since 1948 in order to promote art. It thus provides a thorough documentation of modern and contemporary Austrian art. There are currently over 37,000 works in the collection, including many early works by now-established artists, as well as very recent positions. The collection is being constantly expanded and updated with artworks acquired by the ministry. Objects from the Artothek are loaned to decorate governmental offices both in Austria and abroad. In addition, some works are presented to the public at exhibitions or are on permanent loan to Austrian museums.

Integrating the Artothek into the 21er Haus – Museum of Contemporary Art has resulted in a pooling of expertise and organizational structures, and has enhanced access to the works.


Notburga Coronabless
Head of Artothek des Bundes
Phone +43 1 795 57-709
Visitation, Collection and Delivery
Wed – Thu (except on holiday)
9 am to 4 pm
9 am to 2 pm
with appointment
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