Albertina Museum houses the most impressive collection of graphic arts in the world, with over 60,000 drawings and nearly a million graphic works, many of which are signed by famous artists. Resistance of the tracks are works by Albrecht Durer, but are found in museum collections and works of Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Rembrandt, Rubens, Claude Lorrain, Eugene Delacroix, Manet, Cezanne.
Albertina does not only has the largest and most valuable collections of graphics in the world with works like “hare” Dürer’s and women’s studies Klimt. The new collection presents masterpieces of modernism to the public and captivates starting from Monet, including Picasso and going to Baselitz. The largest Habsburg palace, Albertina dominates the southern tip of the Hofburg, one of the last bastions of the walls of Vienna.
Not even the big names of twentieth-century Austrian art, such as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka are missing, the public having the opportunity to discover the originals. It is less known that Albertina was the first Austrian cultural institution that has systematically collected works of contemporary art, photography or architectural drawings, most reaching today a special value.
In front of the museum there is located today the memorial realised by Alfred HRDLIČKA and dedicated to victims of atrocities in the Second World War.