The archive and the library of the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology) are significant research establishments for the history of technology in the German-speaking area with a focus on technology, industry and transport.
The extensive holdings document the development of technology, trade and industry in Austria and the former crown lands of the Habsburg Monarchy. Since the establishment of the Technisches Museum in 1908, the archive and the library have been integral parts of the museum’s concept and collection strategy. A particular feature is the great variety of subjects and sources of the historical holdings, ranging from bequests of famous inventors and photo collections to design drawings, world exhibition catalogues and trade literature.

The reading room
A well-equipped reading room is available to all museum visitors and researchers. It can be accessed free of charge via the museum’s information desk. The open-stack area offers literature divided into fields of technology, reference works and the latest periodicals. The holdings can be searched both in the online catalogue and at the Internet workstations in the reading room. Books can be ordered during the opening hours or booked in advance by email []. The holdings can only be viewed in the reading room; books cannot be borrowed and taken home. Copying and scanning facilities are available in case of need.

Archive and library search:

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Information, inquiries and advance registration

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Carla Camilleri, Team Management Archive and Library


Lukas Scheibenpflug, Assistant



Julia Ametsreiter, Archive for Austrian History of Technology


Mirko Herzog, Archive for Austrian Postal History and Motor Sports


Bettina Jernej, Archive for Austrian Railway History


Cornelia Schörg, Archive for Museum History



Karin Herles, Magazines and Series of Publication


Sylvia Huber, Library and Reading Room




insightOut › 1 (2023) Feminist and Queer Perspectives on Food, Issue 1:

Open Access publications

The Technisches Museum Wien is continuously working on expanding its open-access offerings. Currently, the TMW Editions are accessible online, along with the newly developed born-digital publication insightOut. Journal on Gender and Sexuality in STEM Collections and Cultures. In progress are efforts to retro-digitise existing print volumes of "Blätter für Technikgeschichte" and the development of a digital format for the museum's scientific series.

Photo with women working at Jewellery feather factory :

Online exhibition and research platform 
Women at Work

A multimedia online exhibition that invites visitors to explore, deepen and discover the museum's collections: Women at Work. It serves as both an exhibition and a research platform, showcasing high-resolution images and full-text digitizations for the first time. The medium shapes the form: what is often impossible during a museum visit – researching in the museum's collection – becomes possible here. More than 1,000 archives, historical publications, and other objects on the topics of the Vienna World's Fair, women's work, and education are made digitally accessible, opening up new perspectives.


Motorsports in Austria

The archive of the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology) holds the bequests of two Austrian motorsports photographers who were among the best in their field: Artur Fenzlau and Erwin Jelinek.
Motorsports in Austria