Mission Statement

“Museum der Moderne—Rupertinum Betriebsgesellschaft mbH” is a nonprofit museum; its founder and sole shareholder is the State of Salzburg.

The Museum der Moderne Salzburg collects, preserves, and studies the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and shares it with its audiences in accordance with high artistic, museological, and scholarly standards.

The Museum der Moderne Salzburg is a cultural forum in the heart of Europe and an institution of international renown. It fosters interdisciplinary dialogue between the arts.

With its two venues on the Mönchsberg and in the old town, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg is a scene of encounters, contemplation, and discussion.

The Museum der Moderne Salzburg is a liberal-minded, service-oriented, and family-friendly museum that welcomes visitors of all ages and from all walks of life. Every member of the staff is an ambassador for the museum and identifies with its mission.

We …

… continually exhibit selections from our collections (Austrian and international art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries) and study, preserve, and document them.

… share our collections with our audiences in monographic and thematic exhibitions, initiating lively conversations between classic modernism and contemporary art.

… handle the art entrusted to us with care and respect, promote and undertake scholarly work, and cultivate close contacts with artists, collectors, universities, and museums.

… engage with socially relevant concerns and developments in diverse exhibitions, publications, lectures, panel discussions, and other event formats and nurture the creation of new works of art.

… rise to the digital, economic, and ecological challenges faced by a state-of-the-art museum operation today and dynamically respond to social changes.

… work to build broad awareness of the extraordinary significance of art and aesthetic experience for the life of society.

… dismantle barriers and facilitate a variety of inclusive approaches to art that engage our visitors and allow them to become actively involved in their experience of the art.

… contribute to the cultural identity of the City and State of Salzburg and foster intercultural dialogue with international exhibitions, collaborative ventures, and projects.

… cultivate our collaborative relationships with the friends, sponsors, and cooperation partners of the museum.

… are guided in our actions by the ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums.


Museum der Moderne Salzburg 
Mönchsberg 32 
5020 Salzburg, Austria 

Wiener-Philharmoniker-Gasse 9 
5020 Salzburg, Austria


Tue—Sun 10 am—6 pm
Wed 10 am—8 pm

During the festival season also
Mon 10 am—6 pm

+43 662 842220