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The Nordico’s rich collection is made up of the art collection, the city history collection and the archaeological collection. The art collection, with its around 1,800 paintings, 4,000 mixed prints and 1,800 portraits, has strong connections to the city of Linz, but is also of international significance. It also includes a print collection of about 8,000 sheets, the topographical collection of about 3,000 depictions of Linz and an extensive photo collection (daguerreotypes, historical depictions of Linz).

The art collection also includes those works that have been acquired over the years by the Art Advisory Board of the City of Linz. Since 1993 the City of Linz has appointed a duo of curators every two years with whose help it continues to expand its art collection. These acquisitions become part of the NORDICO stock and are exhibited in the City Museum.

The city historical collection is another important component. It includes historical items of crafts and trade, clocks, textiles, various objects from political history and folklore, bequests, etc.

Nordico Photo Archive Online

The online database of the Nordico Stadtmuseum Linz offers you an insight into the extensive historical photo archive of the Stadtmuseum and could be realised thanks to a project grant from the Federal Chancellery. The approximately 30,000 photographs currently online are continuously updated and enriched with selected works and objects from the Nordico’s various collections.

Hier geht’s zum Nordico Fotoarchiv Online

Archaeological Collection

The archaeological collection of the NORDICO was given to the Upper Austrian Museum Landesmuseum in 2017 as a permanent loan. The collection consists of objects that were recovered during various excavations. Among them are internationally significant finds from the burial grounds of the Bronze and Hallstatt periods, Roman antiquity and the Bavarian period, as well as the unique Celtic treasure” of Gründberg. The main focus of the excavations in recent years has been on the Keplerwiese near Linz Castle.

Currently, the exhibition offers 100% Linz. Kaleidoscope of a City”, with hundreds of exhibits from the in-house collection offering a broad cross-section of the NORDICO’s collection holdings. However, the objects in the collection form an important basis for our temporary exhibitions as well. We make every effort to weave the in-house exhibits into the temporary shows in order to provide the best possible insight into the breadth of our collections.

Reproduction Requests

Upon request, Nordico will be happy to provide printable image data of works and objects from the collection. Please provide us with as much information as possible about the original and the intended use of the reproduction. Since the processing and creation of image data can take a long time in some cases, we also ask that you contact us in time.

A processing fee and a usage fee are payable for the provision of image material. The usage fee is identical for print and electronic media and is waived for scientific purposes.
Category Price
Processing fee regular/per image
Processing fee Nordico Photo Archive/per image
Usage fee per image1
  1. no fee for scientific purposes
The fees listed include data provision via web download as standard. Other forms of provision are charged according to expenditure (data carriers, postage). All prices plus 10% VAT.


Sebastian Piringer, BA MA

Registration & Digitization


+43 732 7070 1906


Nordico Stadtmuseum Linz
Simon-Wiesenthal-Platz 1, 4020 Linz

T +43 732 7070 1901

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