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Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Within the impressive architecture of its buildings the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna offers much more than a historical university environment and an unforgettable atmosphere. From gala dinners to business presentations, from readings to musical and dance performances, the Academy provides an exclusive setting for a wide range of events and festive occasions.

PhD Programmes



    • 1688 Peter Strudel, court and chamber painter to Emperor Leopold I, opened a private academy.

    • 1692 Earliest mention of the Academy's official recognition by the Emperor - it is thus the oldest art academy in Central Europe. Lessons were held in Peter Strudel's private residence near Währinger Straße.

    • 1714 When Peter Strudel died, the Academy was temporarily closed down.


The research service at the Art | Research office advises and supports colleagues who wish to realize project ideas in the areas of scientific and artistic-scientific research, but also in that of artistic practice. 


Student services

The Academy of Fine Arts runs two childcare facilities: one is the children's group Kakadu for kids from approx. 12 months to 3 years old, located in the main building at Schillerplatz, and the other is the kindergarten LULU for older children, in the institute building in Karl Schweighofergasse.

Library services

First mentioned in records in 1692, the Academy of Fine Arts is the oldest art college in Middle Europe. The library, however, is not documented prior to 1773 and the draft of the articles of the k.k.

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