department of anthropology

The comprehensive collections of the Department of Anthropology at the Natural History Museum Vienna make it a global leader in its field. Since its founding as the Department of Anthropology and Ethnography at the k.u.k. (Imperial and Royal) Naturhistorischen Hofmuseum in 1876, the department has amassed 60.000 specimens (including prehistoric human skeletal remains, photographs and X-rays, casts and moulds, metric/morphological finds). Qualified employees work on the curation of the scientific collections and in the comprehensive and important specialist library.