Kunsthistorisches Museum


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Kunsthistorisches Museum

 

(Museum of Art History), the major art museum of Austria, located in Vienna. The museum occupies a building combining elements of the Renaissance and Austrian baroque styles (1872–81, architects G. Semper and K. von Hasenauer). When it was established in 1891 its collections consisted mainly of acquisitions made by the House of Hapsburg. The museum has collections of Oriental and classical art, sculptures, decorative art, coins, medals, seals, weapons, carriages, and musical instruments. Of special significance are its section on Austrian culture and its extremely rich painting collection, with outstanding works by Giorgione, Tintoretto, Titian, Velazquez, Dürer, Bruegel the Elder (the best collection of his works in the world), Rembrandt, and Rubens.

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The old Cafe-Restaurant inside the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna Image Credit: Shutterstock Highlight
In 1855, the Egyptian government gave Archduke Maximilian of Austria many of the artifacts that are now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.
During a thorough examination and inventory of the Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna in 2014, a small packet was discovered beneath an ibis mummy, which turned out to be a papyrus scroll securely wrapped in cloth.
Leave the cheerful noise of the festival and wander through the gardens separating the palatial Kunsthistorisches Museum from its twin, the Naturhistorisches Museum, past the resplendent National Library, and emerge into the narrow, cobblestoned alleys of the 1st District.
CAIRO: One of the world's most important collections of Egyptian antiquities is on show in the Fine Arts Museum (Kunsthistorisches Museum) in Vienna.
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Several of his works decorate the Main Staircase of the grand Kunsthistorisches museum, where curators have erected a bridge to allow visitors a closer look at the works.
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