Your donation ensures cultural heritage

Support the Austrian National Library in preserving its valuable holdings of historical atlases for the future. With your donation you make an important contribution to the continuity of our common cultural heritage and enable future generations to experience our history anew through unique atlases from the 17th century.

Please help to preserve our common cultural heritage for the future. Thank you very much for your contribution.

Dr. Johanna Rachinger
Director General of the Austrian National Library

The Austrian National Library Map Department owns rare treasures that include 220 large-format, colorfully illustrated atlases from the 17th century. Copper pigments were often used as a green color for coloring the historical maps of the world and the heavens. Over the centuries, these pigments have a damaging effect on the paper. The green color turns brown, and the copper corrosion degrades the paper, causing it to crack. An elaborate restoration project is dedicated to saving these important cultural documents and safeguarding them for future generations.

Your donation safeguards cultural heritage!

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Bank account:
BAWAG (BLZ 60.000)
Wiedner Gürtel 11
1100 Wien
IBAN: AT38-6000-0000-9605-0710

Your donation is tax deductible!

We will gladly advise you personally!

Michaela Hübner
Sponsoring and Event Management
Tel.: +43 1 534 10-263

Reading rooms at Heldenplatz and the departments

Due to maintenance work, the reading rooms at Heldenplatz and all departments will be closed from Thursday, July 25 to Monday, August 5, 2024.

Due to the shutdown of the ordering system, no media orders can be accepted from Wednesday, July 24, 2024, 4 pm to Friday, August 2, 2024, 4 pm. The first book collection will take place again on Monday, August 5, 2024.

State Hall

Due to an event, the State Hall will be closed on August 28, 2024.