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Opening on 29th September 2022 | The Josephinum houses the collections on the history of medicine and is a site of dialogue, teaching and research.



The mature collections now reflect over 650 years of the institution’s history; their richness and diversity make them a treasure of international significance.

All collections


This is a part of the University Library of the Medical University of Vienna that is housed in the Josephinum and is available to the public. More

Archive materials

The core of the documents collection is the holding of various types of papers. More


The picture collection originates with Max Neuburger, who started collecting and archiving photographs, paintings, watercolors etc. More


The instrument collection contains tools from all the subdomains of medicine, from tourniquets to cystoscopes. More

Wax models

The famous collection of anatomical and obstetric wax models also dates back to Joseph’s travels and to his own initiative. More


The renovation of the Josephinum has offered the opportunity to conceive and create a completely new exhibition.

Exhibition archive

Special exhibition Reiner Riedler

Josephinum building documentation (2019 to 2022) More
From Sep 29th 2022

Opening exhibition

Medical historical objects representing medicine and science are displayed. More

About the

The Josephinum was completed in 1785 according to plans by the court architect Isidor Canevale. Apart from today's National Library on Josephsplatz, it is the only representative building dating back to Joseph II and is considered the most important example of classicist architecture in Vienna.
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The Medical University of Vienna is the largest medical education institution in the German-speaking countries and one of Europe’s top biomedical research institutions.
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