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Vienna Museum of Art History

The Museum of Art History in Vienna, Austria, is one of the world's first museums dedicated to the history of art. It is a short walk from the Imperial Palace in Vienna, which adds to its charm. Most of the works of art on display here come from the collections of former Austrian leaders. The museum houses works by famous artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Velasquez, Titian and Tintoretto. Although paintings predominate in the Vienna Museum of Art History, there are other interesting works such as decorative arts and sculptures.
Vienna Museum of Art History

FAQs for Vienna Museum of Art History

  • When did the Vienna Museum of Art History open its doors?
    The Vienna Museum of Art History was founded on October 17, 1891 during the reign of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph. The first collections that were exhibited in the building are those of the Habsburg dynasty.

  • What Egyptian art pieces can be seen at the Vienna Museum of Art History?
    The Vienna Museum of Art History houses no less than 10,000 Egyptian pieces of art. Among them are sarcophagi from the Pharaonic period as well as statues. One can also contemplate the head of Jehoutymes III, the sixth pharaoh of the 8th Dynasty.