Monographs on artists whose works are part of the Essl Collection constitute the core of the library. Moreover, works on contemporary Austrian art since 1945, as well as books and catalogues on Australian aboriginal art, figure prominently among the library’s holdings.

The library of the Essl Museum was founded when the new museum was opened. At that time it already held more than 5,000 titles, consistently collected by Agnes and Karlheinz Essl. Currently, holdings comprise approximately 20,000 media featuring the art scene of the 20th and 21st centuries, in particular books, exhibition catalogues, auction catalogues, art magazines and modern information tools, such as videos. Every year we receive approximately 2000 volumes by library exchange, donations and acquisitions.

Annette Stein

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