The strength of the Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Science and Technology) lies in applied museum research and research communication to a broad audience. All research activities run together at the Research Institute.
In keeping with the museum’s guiding principle, the Research Institute (established in 2021) is dedicated to exploring, making accessible and communicating science and technology. Its work is based on the current priorities in the museum’s collection, exhibition, education and conservation activities, but is also a source of new ideas in these areas.
The institute serves as a non-university centre for research projects and as an open science partner for researchers, students and other interested parties, aiming to provide maximum access to institutional knowledge production and management. The institute encourages thoughtful and institutionally critical museum work and promotes it especially in the fields of digitisation, diversity, gender and sustainability.

The Research Institute comprises the museum’s archive and library, the software collection, the Nazi-era and colonial provenance research, the management of the object and archive database, the photography and image library, the ”conservation and restoration” section, the scholar-in-residence programme as well as research collaborations.

Focus Research
, Team Leader
, Team Manager Archive and Library 
, Focus Gender
, Software Collection
, NS-Research
, Image and rights requests
, Team Leader Conservation-restoration
, Digital Research and Collection Management
Digital Collecting: Digital Collecting

Software Collection
Focus Gender: Rainbow-Flag

Focus Gender
Nazi Provenance Research: Foto shows FIAT 522 C

Nazi Provenance Research
Colonial Provenance Research: Colonial Provenance Research

Colonial Provenance Research