Connected Central European Worlds, 1500-1700

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Museum and gallery collections with Central and Eastern European objects of special note.



Strong in early modern prints and drawings in Vienna

Austrian National Library

Early modern prints and manuscripts, large collection of portraits, globe collection in Vienna


Strong in paintings and sculpture, also has a print collection in Vienna

Burg Forchtenstein

Esterhazy collection, including Kunstkammer, collection of early modern paintings, and armory, also includes large archive

Burg Hochosterwitz

Collection of paintings, sculptures, and armour

Burg Kreuzenstein

Armour, architecture, furniture, chapel

Eggenberg Palace, Graz

Paintings, sculptures, and 17th-century castle

Ferdinandeum, Tyrolean State Museum, Innsbruck

Collection of paintings, sculpture, archaeological finds

Festung Hohensalzburg, Salzburg

Arms and armour, material culture

Heeresgeschichtliches Museum

Military museum with collection of arms and armor, prints in Vienna, online catalogue

Kunsthistorisches Museum

including the imperial collections of arms and armor, the treasury, Kunstkammer in Vienna, online catalogue

Landesmuseum Kärnten

Frescoes, numismatic collection

Landeszeughaus, Graz

Collection of arms and armor (32,000 objects)

Library of the Benedictine Abbey of Our Dear Lady of the Scots (Schottenstift Stiftsbibliothek)

Important library and archive in Vienna

Museum Krems

Paintings, sculpture, frescoes

Museum of Applied Arts

Material culture, with a strong collection of early modern textiles and ceramics in Vienna

Osmanenmuseum, Perchtoldsdorf

Collection related to Ottoman sieges of Vienna in 1529 and 1683, paintings, prints, and objects

Residenzgalerie, Salzburg

Paintings, works on paper, sculpture

Rollettmuseum and Archive, Baden

Municipal museum with a small collection of prints, books, and manuscripts

Saint Paul's Abbey, Lavanttal

Benedictine monastery with large collections of graphics, coins, sacred art and painting

Wien Museum

Material culture, works on paper, arms and armor from the municipal armory, and a clock collection in Vienna

Volkskunde Museum

Material culture with a focus on textiles, ceramics, glass, and works on paper in Vienna

Vorarlberg Museum

Paintings, sculpture, textiles


Global ethnography collection with many objects highlighting global entanglements of early modern central and eastern Europe in Vienna