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Austrian museum makes more than 150,000 medieval images available


Daniel Esparza - published on 09/07/22

The Viennese Albertina Museum makes its noted drawings and prints collection available in the public domain

The Albertina Museum in Vienna is home to one of the largest and most important print rooms in the world. With approximately 65,000 drawings and approximately 1 million Old Master prints, it is considered to have one of the best collections of medieval drawings and prints in the world, next to that of the Vatican Library. Recently, the museum released most of its digitized image collection to the public domain, allowing people to use the images — medieval drawings and Baroque engravings in particular — freely.

A 12th-century anonymous image of the Holy Trinity, part of the free online Albertina Collection.

As states, “nearly 4,000 of these images date between the 12th and 15th centuries, with another 23,000 dating to the 16th century.”

The Albertina has a large collection of works by Albrecht Dürer, and more than 2,000 of his prints and engravings have also been made available.

You can visit the Albertina Online Collection here.

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