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. We assist in finding the right context for support of the individual project idea, and offer support in every phase of requesting assistance from third parties, especially in the context of competitive grant contests.
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.
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. Akademie der vereinigten Bildenden Künste. Until the Graphic Collection was made an independent administrative unit in 2003, the director of the library supervised its collections as well.
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