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The Historical Library of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Event Label
Guided tour in German
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)

A guided tour through the historical premises and the collection of antique holdings of the A...cademy Library with Martin Kreuz as part of the WissensWert series.

For all those interested in architecture, interior design and design, for all bibliophiles and "real vintage" anachronists, a picture of a Francisco-Josephinian world with its living conditions as close as possible to the reality of the 19th century is drawn via the following topics:

The history and development of the Academy Library since its first mention at the St. Anna building in Johannesgasse/Annagasse; the premises and their originally intended use by Theophil von Hansen; the 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.
Min. 5 to max. 20 participants | Registration required at


In its Teaching Library Program entitled WissensWert [Worth Knowing], the University Library of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna offers introductory courses, trainings, and other educational events to teach information literacy.

The program comprises beginners’ courses how to use the library as well as expert trainings in e-media research. These courses address issues of access, evaluation, processing and responsible use of information. Why are many databases free to use; (how) is information evaluated; what does peer-reviewed mean, and what is an impact factor (IF); why is Google so popular and what the entailed dangers? The programs are target audience-oriented in design, with accompanying scripts for in-depth self-study. The goal is to provide participants with the skills and abilities needed to cope with the demands of our information and knowledge society.

Registration required

Please observe the protective measures in place at the Academy: Covid-19 Guidelines.