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The Historical Library of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Event Label
Organisational Units
University Library
Location Address (1)
Schillerplatz 3
Location ZIP and/or City (1)
1010 Vienna
Location Room (1)
University Library (Reading room, M7)

Classic tour of the historic rooms, original interior and antique holdings of the Academy Library.

Topics: The premises and their originally intended use by Theophil von Hansen; the history and development of the Academy Library since its first mention in the St. Anna building in Johannesgasse/Annagasse; visualization of Hansen's overall artistic concept in the unity of furniture, ornamental painting and books; presentation of selected, magnificent, bibliophilic showpieces from the last six centuries.

Monolingual format (German); with Martin Kreuz.

Minimum 5, maximum 15 participants | Registration required:


In the course of its Teaching Library Program WissensWert [worth knowing], the University Library of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna offers introductory courses, seminars and events in order to impart information literacy.

The program comprises introductory courses for new students on how to use the library as well as expert trainings in e-media research. These courses focus on accessing, evaluating, and processing information, and on how to handle such information responsibly. Why can we use many databases free of charge; (how) is information evaluated; what does peer-reviewed mean, and what is an impact factor (IF); why is Google so popular and what dangers lurk there? The programs are tailored to the respective target audiences, and scripts are provided to enable participants to deepen their knowledge through self-study. The aim is to equip course participants with the abilities and skills they require to cope with the demands of our information society.

Please observe the protective measures in place at the Academy available here: COVID-19 Guidelines.