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Treasures of the Archive

The Belvedere Archive has many treasures that to date are largely unpublished and predominantly unknown by the vast majority of the art-loving public.

In addition to the almost complete records in the Historical Archive, documenting the over 100-year history of the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, the Artist Documentation has extensive material concerning over twenty thousand, mainly Austrian, artists. Special mention should be given to the gifts and estates from artists and art historians as well as the archives from Austrian galleries, all waiting to be discovered. Autograph documents, correspondence, diaries or historical photographs, among other resources, offer an insight into artists’ biographies and their sociocultural context; studies and sketchbooks shed light on the creative processes behind their art.

In this way, the interested public and researchers should enjoy a glimpse of the treasures held by the Archive and Artist Documentation.


Research Center
Archive / Artist Documentation
Phone +43 1 795 57-267