The invention of photography in the 19th century was a historic revolution in media: phenomena of the outside world could be recorded for the first time via optical and chemical procedures. Thanks to further technological developments, photography grew to be a mass medium within just a few decades. A photograph preserves a moment already past. This is also true of the approx. 2 million photographs that currently reside in our museum’s stores. The Schaudepot shows you a representative collection based on criteria like type of equipment, age, artist, region of origin and themes.

History Museum

Sackstraße 16
8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9800


Opening Hours
01. January 2020 to 09. April 2021 Wed-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm
10. April 2021 to 31. October 2021 Mon-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm
01. November 2021 to 31. December 2021 Wed-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm


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24th/25th December 2020
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