Vienna

Austria



Address:
Fürstengasse 1

1090
Phone: +43 1 319 57 67-140
Fax: +43 1 319 57 67-20
Website: http://www.liechtensteinm

Liechtenstein Museum

The Princely House of Liechtenstein is one of Europe’s oldest families of noble lineage. A bearer of the name is first mentioned around 1136 as Hugo von Liechtenstein.

He called himself after Liechtenstein Castle, situated south of Vienna. The early Liechtenstein family had properties in the vicinity of the family castle and close to Lower Austria’s north-eastern border. The uninterrupted ancestry of the Liechtenstein family began with Heinrich I of Liechtenstein (died 1265/66), who obtained the lordship over Nikolsburg in South Moravia as freehold property.

The Princely Collections are made up of artworks originally purchased for the Baroque gallery in the Majoratshaus and to adorn the various palaces of the House of Liechtenstein. The presentation of the holdings at the LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM was designed to do justice to this aspect of the Collections’ history, and objects that were once seen and used together were thus to be reunited.

Painting, sculpture and decorative arts are brought together in a gesamtkunstwerk in which the palace’s interior, furnishings and collection pieces transform the building into a classic temple of the muses.

- Baroque colours
- The library as a window on the world of art
- Music as an integrative element in the overall concept


 Permanent Collection Highlights (10)

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Permanent Collection

Library

The neoclassicist library was one of the jewels of the Liechtenstein Palace in Herrengasse. Between 1788 and 1792 the earlier Baroque building was rebuilt from the ground up under the direction of the princely architect Joseph Hardtmuth (1758–1816). It was considered the most important early-classical building in Vienna. The demolition of the palace began in 1912 and the priceless library furnishings were adapted for their contemporary location.

Gallery 04: The religious Art of Gothic and Renaissance Italy

This room offers an overview of the principal themes in Italian religious art from the 14th to the 16th centuries. The works of Italian painting from the early 14th century, such as those by the Sienese Naddo Ceccharelli or by Giovanni Baronzio, who worked in Rimini, are not to be found in any other Viennese museum.

Gallery V: The Portrait in the Late Gothic and Renaissance Periods: The Dialogue between Northern and Southern Europe

The Princely Collections are rich in examples of 15th and 16th century portraiture. Written records document an intense exchange of artistic ideas between northern and southern Europe during this period. This dialogue was based on the transfer of pictures and the wide-ranging travels of artists, and its impact extended to portraiture. The realism of the north, with its mercilessly revealing depictions, meets the colourism of the south. Raffael meets Cranach. The portraits exhibited here show rulers, nobles and burghers, scholars and artists — in short, a mirror of society at the time. Their presentation ranges from narrow, simple busts to full-figure representational images. The Italian sculpture of the period work...+ [ Read all ]


Exhibitions

The exhibition in the LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM in Vienna only comprises a selection of the Princely Collections’ highlights. In the galleries of the Garden Palace in the Rossau, 15 per cent of the objects from the depots are presented on an area of about 2,300 square metres.

In order to mobilize a regular audience and to address always new groups of visitors, special exhibitions focus on certain subjects suggested by the museum’s comprehensive holdings. Two exhibitions a year are presented both in the Garden Palace in Vienna and in the rooms of the Vaduz Museum of Art available to the Princely Collections.

In the winter season, further exhibitions presenting artworks from the PRIVATE ART COLLECTIONS’ holdings will round off what the permanent exhibition has to offer on the first floor of the Garden Palace.

THE HUNT
Myth and Reality
19 January – 28 October 2007, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz

FURNITURE FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Rare examples of cabinet-making from four centuries
7 September – 29 October 2007 (Ladies' Apartment)
Research and concept: Dr. Johann Kräftner


Previous Exhibitions

Complete info http://www.liechtensteinmuseum.at/en/pages/2058.asp


Forthcoming exhibitions

THE BORROMEO COLLECTION
Painting and Sculpture by the Followers of Leonardo da Vinci
16 November 2007 – 11 February 2008

THE COHEN COLLECTION
Porcelain from the Great Manufactories 1800–1840
16 November 2007 – 11 February 2008


Cost

Tickets Permanent Exhibition

Full Price € 10,–
Family ticket (2 adults and max. 3 children up to 14 years of age) € 20,–
One parent ticket (1 adult and max. 3children up to 14 years of age) € 14,–

Reduced Tickets Permanent Exhibition

Senior citizens (on production of a valid senior citizen identity card) € 8,–
School pupils, students to age 26, young men doing national military or community service, unemployed, disabled € 5,–
School pupils as members of a school group € 2,–
Groups with a minimum of 8 members, per person € 8,–
Private Art Collections Ticket (on production of a ticket of admission from one of the cooperation partners) € 5.–

Ticket Temporary Exhibition

Full Price € 4,– (no concessions)
School pupils as members of a school group € 2,–

Admission free for children under 6 years
Wardrobe free (please observe our usage regulations)


Opening hours

The museum is open Friday to Monday, 10 am – 5 pm.
Closing days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Starting from March 2, 2008 the LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM will be open for individual visitors on Sunday from 10 am – 5 pm.


Getting there

Main entrance:
Fürstengasse 1, A–1090 Vienna

Access via the historic park:
Alserbachstrasse 14–16, A–1090 Vienna

Online map http://www.liechtensteinmuseum.at/en/plan/images/zoomcenter1.jpg

Public transport

Tram:
Route no. D to Porzellangasse

Bus:
Route no. 40A to Bauernfeldplatz

Underground:
U4 to Rossauer Lände, then walk about 600 metres to the Fürstengasse entrance
U4 to Friedensbrücke, change to tram no. 5 or 33 to Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof, then about 150 metres on foot to the Alserbachstrasse entrance

Get-on and get-off area for bus groups opposite the LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM:
Liechtensteinstrasse 47, 1090 Wien

Parking facilities for busses
* Schwedenplatz (Apcoa parking lot), 1010 Vienna,
open 24 hours, fee: 10.- EUR/h
* Rathausplatz (Apcoa parking lot), 1010 Vienna,
open 24 hours, fee: 10.- EUR/h
* Postbusgarage Erdberger Lände
* Erdberger Lände 36-48, 1030 Vienna
open 24 hours, fee: 8.- EUR/h
* Free parking in the evening:
Josef-Holaubek-Platz, 1090 Vienna
6 pm - 6 am


Facilities

Please visite our MUSEUM SHOP http://www.liechtensteinmuseum.at/shop/shop.asp?shop_id=6&lng_id=2

Ruben’s Brasserie
Traditional cuisine from Vienna and Liechtenstein. Hearty dishes and contemporary adaptations of baroque and princely recipes.

Opening hours: Thursday to Monday, 10 am – midnight
Tel. +43 (1) 319 23 96–11
Fax +43 (1) 319 23 96–96

Ruben’s Palais
Exclusively exquisite menu, large selection of choice vintages.

Opening hours by request; booking required
Tel. +43 (1) 319 23 96–11
Fax +43 (1) 319 23 96–96

Both restaurants have outdoor seating in the Baroque Ehrenhof of the Palace.

www.rubens.at


Museum internal and external photos (5)

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News and events

PALAIS AND GARDEN

HISTORY
The Garden Palace in Vienna’s present-day Rossau district was constructed during the reign of Prince Johann Adam Andreas I of Liechtenstein (1657-1712), who was one of the greatest builders of his day. He also oversaw the construction of castles and palaces in Feldsberg (Valtice), Eisgrub (Lednice), Aussee, Sternberg, Landskron, Prague, Plumenau (Plumlov), Butschowitz (Bucovice) and Kolodej.

THE REBIRTH OF A PRINCELY PALACE
The thorough renovation of the Garden Palace, begun in 2001 and by now largely completed, was conceived from the outset with the return of a significant portion of the Princely Collections from Vaduz in mind. With the opening of the LIECTHTENSTEIN MUSEUM on 28 March 2004, a long-held dream of the Princely Family became a reality.

THE HISTORIC GARDENS
From the late 17th century onwards, gardens became a major object of princely interest. As a consequence, they also came to play a significant role in both economic and artistic life.

PALACE FRESCOS
Prince Johann Adam Andreas I, who built the Garden Palace, dreamed of decorating the entire building with a continuous scheme of frescos by Bolognese artists. Yet his first choice, Marcantonio Franceschini (1648–1729), with whom many letters were exchanged, disappointed his would-be patron. He could not be persuaded to travel to Vienna to execute the frescos himself.

PALACE PAINTINGS
Even though Prince Johann Adam Andreas I failed in his attempt to attract Marcantonio Franceschini to Vienna to paint his frescos, he was eventually able to persuade him to produce almost all of the oil paintings required for the palace.

STUCCOWORK
The stuccowork throughout th...+ [ Read all ]


FAQ's

Gallery guides

In order to avoid detracting from the historically-based hanging of the permanent collection a deliberate choice has been made to dispense with wall-mounted labels. However, each exhibit is numbered, the number referring to a brief description in the gallery guide available in each room.

Audio guides

Audio guides to the permanent exhibition (in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish or Japanese) or on the temporary exhibition (in German or English) are available for rent at fee of € 1,–

Foreign languages
The LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM provides brochures, audio guides and guided tours in the following languages:

English
French
Italian
Spanish
Japanese


Education

Guided tours and Education department programmes

The Museum’s education department programmes feature a wide spectrum of guided tours and workshops at the museum’s own restoration studios. These are carefully tailored to the varying interests and age levels of individual visitors, groups and school classes, and provide an insight into the exhibits, and the history of both the building and the Princely Collections.


Groups

Guided tours permanent exhibition

Guided tours for groups (max. 25 persons): € 90.–
Guided tours for schools (max. 30 pupils): € 60.–

Booking and information

Tel. +43 1 319 57 67-251
Fax +43 1 319 57 67-255
E-Mail kunstvermittlung@liechtensteinmuseum.at


Guided tours temporary exhibition

Sunday 11 pm and Monday 3 pm
Special Tour for children Sunday 11 pm
Guided tours for individual visitors in German only, no advance booking required
Ticket for guided tour, per person: € 4.– excluding admission


Children

Children

The LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM puts on special programmes for young visitors, playfully introducing them to the world of art with its paintings and sculptures.
There is a public playground in the park grounds.


Membership

Membership of the LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM

Regular Membership
Free admission to all exhibitions and temporary exhibitions throughout the year.
Discount on admission to the collections of our partner PRIVATE ART COLLECTIONS: Sammlungen des Fürsten Esterházy / Gemaeldegalerie der Akademie der bildenden Kuenste Wien / Graf Harrach’sche Familiensammlung / Sammlung Schönborn-Buchheim / Residenzgalerie Salzburg / Sammlung Oskar Reinhart "Am Roemerholz", Winterthur / Rockoxhuis, Antwerpen, Belgien / Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Mailand, Italien / Collezione dei Principi Borromeo, Isola Bella, Italien
10% discount on all products in our museum shop (except for books and catalogues)
Discount on special events at the LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM (concerts, readings etc.)
Free introductory tours on special topics
Optional newsletter service for members

Individual membership, annual fee € 80,–
Partner membership (2 persons), annual fee € 140,–
Family membership (2 adults and up to 3 children up to 14 years), annual fee € 160,–
Youth membership (up to 26 years of age), annual fee 30,–
Senior membership, annual fee € 50,– (persons 60 and over)

Club-Membership
Club Members of the LIECHTENSTEIN MUSEUM obtain the following, in addition to the benefits given to Regular Members:
Free admission for a second person
Exclusive tour on special topics guided by the director of the museum Dr. Johann Kräftner
One free collection catalogue and one copy of every exhibition brochure

Club-Membership, valid for one person, annual fee € 500,–+ [ Read all ]


Venue hire

GROUPS & SPECIAL PACKAGES

The Liechtenstein Museum welcomes groups. Services include custom guided group tours on special topics as well as our exclusive Art & Culinary Packages.
More: http://www.liechtensteinmuseum.at/en/pages/1909.asp
Contact: Michaela Höbel
Tel: +43 (0)1 3195767 direct dial 252
E-mail: kunstvermittlung@liechtensteinmuseum.at

ART & CULINARY PACKAGES

The Liechtenstein Museum in Vienna offers a whole variety of pleasures. Come and visit the permanent exhibition of the Princely Collections, the most important and comprehensive private art collection in the world, and round off your visit by treating yourself to a range of culinary delights.
More: http://www.liechtensteinmuseum.at/en/pages/1908.asp

CONTACT FOR PREMISES HIRE & EVENTS

Marion Schuchbaur
Telephone: +43 (0)1 3195767 151
Fax: +43 (0)1 319576720

To inquire please fill in this form http://www.liechtensteinmuseum.at/en/pages/1410.asp