Department Archive for the history of Science
To contain the Coronavirus (Covid-19) the Natural History Museum Vienna is temporarily closed, as well as the Department Archive for the history of Science.
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You can view a small part of our treasures online: Treasures from the Archives
The department is divided into five collections according to its many different functions. The first consists of the relevant archives of the Natural History Museum in the strictest sense, above all files such as those belonging to museum directors from the time of the Monarchy, files of later directors, inventories and official correspondence. The second collection consists of bequests from persons who had little or nothing to do with the museum during their lifetime, together with a collection of various letters and manuscripts.