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Now at the Museum!
Our exhibition shows how in antiquity, the Renaissance, and the Baroque, artists competed with one another and how, in addition, they measured themselves against ancient models. This kind of competition has brought forth some of the best-known works in the history of art.
Every competition needs a jury
On the exhibition website you can still vote centuries after the contest in question. Who are the best artists, which is the best artwork? Your opinion counts!
A tour through the museum
Our new app tour "A Snowball's Chance?!” follows the tracks of climate crisis and is now available for kids and adults, so visitors of different age can get to know the museum and learn new things. Here you can discover further offers for families.
The Imperial Crown
The Imperial Crown is one of the greatest treasures housed in the Imperial Treasury. Made of gold, enamel, pearls and precious stones, it served for centuries as the coronation insignia of the kings and emperors of the Holy Roman Empire and can look back on a long and eventful European history.
But what do we know about the Imperial Crown? Support the comprehensive research project and help us to get to the bottom of the many unanswered questions about the structure and technology as well as the origin and composition of the materials!
Once in a lifetime
In 2018, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna hosted an unprecedented event: around half of all extant works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder were on show in the exhibition Bruegel – Once in a Lifetime. This amazing gathering of masterpieces was a small miracle – which you can enjoy during a digital visit.
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The corona crises continues to cause significant financial damage to the museum. Due to the closures and the decline in tourism, we are now facing severe economic challenges. You can help us to cope with this situation with a donation or the purchase of an Annual Ticket.