Art shouldn’t just be consumed in passing. It can be an intense experience and a part of everyday life with enough time for encountering it – that’s exactly the aspiration of Artothek Niederösterreich. Whether the works brighten your walls or provide occasions for discussion and interpretation at home or your place of work: Art adds flair to the world around you!

And when you are in the mood for something new, you can return or exchange the artistic work after 6 months. Or you don’t want to part with it just yet? Then it can remain with you for twelve months.

Since its opening  on the Kunstmeile Krems in 2002 the Artothek has made it possible for everyone to borrow contemporary art, affordable and without bureaucracy. Make a selection from approximately 1500 works in the art collection of the Province of Lower Austria. Paintings, prints, and works on paper provide a comprehensive overview of the creative artistic production in Lower Austria. Throughout the 500 square-metre exhibition space you will find diverse formats, an array of different painting and drawing techniques and artistic styles, and professional advisors who are there to help you make a decision about the best fitting work.

The art catalog

Loan Conditions

An official photo identity document and registration of residence form must be presented in order to borrow a work.

By signing the loan agreement the borrower acknowledges the Loan Conditions stated in the General Terms and Conditions.

Price per Loan (6 months)


Private Persons

Companies and Institutions


24 €

48 €*


60 €

120 €*

All prices include 10% value added tax (Austrian Mehrwertsteuer) and insurance

* The loan is tax deductible.

Loan period

A loan is valid for six months and can be extended to a period of one year.

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