Colin Ross, 1926

Education & Research

From its beginnings in the 1960s the Austrian Film Museum has always placed great weight on the educational aspects of its work. The objective was to present film to the public as both art and document, in a way that would cover the entire scope of the medium. Today, the Austrian Film Museum offers a large number of education programs for both the general public and experts in the field. Education


The Austrian Film Museum considers itself a scientific institution and as such it is an active participant in research projects both within and outside the academic community. Research Projects


The Film Museum enables in-depth study of film and documentation materials for researchers, curators, and filmmakers. In addition, the Film Museum Library, Austria's largest film-related resource of its kind, is open to the public. It is also possible, by prior appointment, to view films from the video collection comprising several thousands of titles. Research Options

In its involvement with film as an artefact of cultural history the Film Museum also strives to interact with current cultural and political discourses around the topics of film, museum work and digital culture. A number of papers by Film Museum staff on these topics are regularly published on this homepage. 

The Film Museum has been publishing books since the 1960s. After the first two publication series (in the 1960s and 80s), a "third wave" starting in 2002 has seen more than 20 book publications on filmmakers, genres and film historical topics. Since 2005, the Film Museum also publishes award-winning DVDs of rare films. Publications


If you would like to receive information on our activities, publications, research projects and conferences, you can register for our Academic Community Newsletter which is geared towards experts in the field.

Contact Education:
Stefan Huber

T +43 | 1 | 533 70 54 Ext 13

Contact Research:
Katharina Müller

T +43 | 1 | 533 70 54 Ext 10