Art heritage associated with Belarus in the museums of the world

Museums  —  Albertina (Vienna,  Austria)

Albertina is an art museum located in the palace of archduke Albrecht in the center of Vienna. It houses one of the largest and most significant graphic collections in the world (approximately 65,000 images and over 1 million prints).

The name of the museum comes from the name of the founder - duke Albert of Saxony-Teshensky, who laid the foundation of the collection in the 70s of the XVIII century.

In the spring of 1919, the building and collection passed from the Habsburgs to the ownership of the Austrian Republic. In 1920 the collection was merged with prints from the former Royal Court Library. Since 1921 the building and the collection have been called "Albertina".

The museum's collection includes graphics by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Peter Paul Rubens, Oscar Kokoschka, Rembrandt, Albrecht Durer, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Paul Cezanne and Robert Rauschenberg.

Material preparation  —  Tatiana Bembel,  17 December 2021.