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Kunsthistorisches Museum

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Kunsthistorisches Museum

The Kunsthistorisches Museum is an art museum in Vienna, is the largest art museum in Austria. The term Kunsthistorisches Museum applies to both the institution and the main building. It was opened around 1891 at the same time as the Naturhistorisches Museum, by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary. The two museums have similar exteriors and face each other across Maria-Theresien-Platz.

The museum was commissioned by the Emperor in order to find a suitable shelter for the Habsburgs’ formidable art collection and to make it accessible to the public.

Masterpieces of the Kunsthistorisches Museum

Kunsthistorisches Museum

  • Name:                Kunsthistorisches Museum
  • City:                    Vienna
  • Country:             Austria
  • Established:       1871-1891
  • Type:                 Fine Art Museum

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“I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame.
I simply follow my own feelings.”

– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Photo Credit: By Manfred Werner – Tsui (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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