Film-Related Collection

In addition to our film collection, we collect and preserve film-related material of historical significance, such as stills, posters, paper documents and other materials. These include newspaper clippings, film advertising material, leaflets, screenplays, records and documents from company archives and correspondence; but also diaries, sketches, drawings, film memorabilia and small objects. Our collections are housed in climate-controlled vaults and professionally looked after by our team of conservationists and archivists.

The objects in our film-related collection also represent an important source for film and cultural-historical research and are regularly consulted by researchers and museum curators for publications and exhibition projects.  
As an international center for film history, the Austrian Film Museum regularly acquires donations and bequests from filmmakers, film collectors and private individuals from Austria and abroad; it also contains a multitude of holdings that can be characterized as "Special Collections."

It is house policy to make as many stocks of material as possible accessible to scholars and students. The Austrian Film Museum's strive for operational transparency and its commitment towards the users of the collections expresses itself in the open and "obstacle free" access to the materials.

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Paolo Caneppele
Film-Related Collection Manager

+43 1 533 70 54 Ext 211