heads of the natural history museum vienna since 1876

From 1876, Superintendents:

1876 – 1884 Ferdinand von Hochstetter
1885 – 1896 Franz von Hauer
1896 – 1897 no superintendent, but temporary director: Franz Steindachner
1898 – 1919 Franz Steindachner

From 1919, Chairmen of the Museum Council:

1919 – 1922 Ludwig Lorenz von Liburnau
1923 – 1924 Franz Xaver Schaffer

From 1924, First Directors

1925 – 1932 Hans Rebel
1933 – 1938 Hermann Michel
1938 – 1939 Otto Pesta, “Acting Director”
1939 – 1945 Hans Kummerlöwe, "First Director of the Scientific Museums in Vienna"
1945 – 1951 Hermann Michel
1951 – 1962 Hans Strouhal
1963 – 1971 Karl Heinz Rechinger
1972 – 1978 Friedrich Bachmayer
1979 – 1987 Oliver Paget
1987 – 1994 Heinz A. Kollmann

From 1994: Directors General

1994 – 2009 Bernd Lötsch
January 1, 2010 – May 31, 2010 Herbert Kritscher, “Acting Director”

Since June 1, 2010

Christian Köberl, Director General and Chief Executive Officer
Herbert Kritscher, Chief Financial Officer