The Treasury of the Archive
The Film Archive Austria is the custodian of Austria’s cinematic heritage. Its diverse archival holdings comprise a total of over three million items spanning the entire history of cinema from its beginnings to the present day. The film repository Laxenburg has in safe-keeping the country’s largest film collection (200,000 titles) as well as one of Europe’s most extensive collections of film and cinema technology, with exhibits from over one hundred years.
The Audio-Visual Center Augarten is home to substantial holdings of film-related objects and documents. Assembled there are an extensive library of film-related books (16,000); a film library with more than 25,000 titles on video, DVD or electronic file; the country’s largest collection of film photography (2,000,000); an important collection of film programs (48,000); a poster collection (15,500); as well as numerous dossiers of documentary materials and bequests.