When you’re an Imperial dynasty, chances are a few pieces of art fell into your hands through time. But where to put them all?
One answer is the KHM or Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History) on Vienna’s Ringstraße.
But the KHM is far more than just a home for the brushwork of Rubens, Raphael and Rembrandt. Get an overview below then dig deeper into the individual locations and collections through the links.
The museum is not just the museum
The Kunsthistorisches Museum is actually an institution covering various sites and collections.
The prime site is the museum building on Maria-Theresien Platz (called, helpfully, the Kunsthistorisches Museum), and home to the main collections:
- Art history museum – an overview
- The museum building
- The Kunstkammer
- The Egyptian collection
- Greek and Roman Antiquities
- The Picture Gallery
- Coin collection
- Shop and restaurant
- Notable current exhibitions:
There are other prestigious museums and locations managed through the KHM, too:
- The Neue Burg palace around Heldenplatz
- Ephesos Museum
- Arms and Armour collection
- Historical Musical Instruments collection
- The Schatzkammer Imperial treasury
- Wagenburg carriage museum
- The Theater Museum
- Weltmuseum Wien
- Schloss Ambras (a palace in Innsbruck, west Austria)
The six Viennese locations are marked on the map below: