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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In the case of the former, Peta Evelyn's exemplary 2001 catalogue of the Italian bells and mortars is a laudable step in the right direction, while in the case of the latter, Manfred Leithe-Jasper's 1986 exhibition catalogue, Renaissance Master Bronzes from the Collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, involved the thoroughgoing and serious consideration of a selection of highlights, but did not purport to be a last word.