Georg PLATTNER, Austria | May 7, 2018 | 10:00 am

The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (© Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien – KHM-Museumsverband)

The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is one of Austria’s most important museums and houses the treasures going back to the collections of the Habsburg family. The important holdings of European paintings, masterpieces of the Imperial Treasury and the Kunstkammer as well as Egyptian art, coins and medallions are an important contribution to the cultural heritage of Austria and Europe.

The Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities (© Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien – KHM-Museumsverband)

The objects in the Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities span a period of more than three millennia and range from Bronze Age ceramics of Cyprus dating from the 3rd millennium BC to early Medieval finds. Some 2500 objects are on permanent display.

The “Gemma Augustea” (© Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien – KHM-Museumsverband)

Three main areas in particular make this collection one of the best of its kind: the unique and spectacular antique cameos, including the famous Gemma Augustea, the treasure troves dating from the period of the great migrations and the early Middle Ages, such as the golden treasure of Nagyszentmiklós, and the collection of vases with such masterpieces as the Brygos Cup.

The guided tour will give a wide-ranging overview over the masterpieces held in the collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities.

Join the Post Conference Vienna on November 15, 2018 and visit the Kunsthistorische Museum Vienna!

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