The exhibition Van Gogh: heratfelt lines at the Albertina in Vienna attracted more visitors than any exhibition ever held in Austria.
Museum press release, 9 December 2008
The Most Successful Exhibition Ever Shown in Austria
The Albertina’s Van Gogh exhibition closed on 8 December after attracting a record-breaking 589,180 visitors since 5 September 2008. Visitor numbers far exceeded the ambitious target of 450,000. That figure had already been reached by mid-November.
With an average number of 6,202 visitors a day, Van Gogh topped all previous blockbuster shows at the Albertina: Albrecht Dürer in 2003 (472,000 visitors; daily average: 4,968), Pablo Picasso in 2007 (345,000 visitors; daily average: 3,141), and Peter Paul Rubens in 2004 (239,000 visitors, daily average: 2,916). In terms of daily visitor figures Van Gogh was far and away the most popular exhibition ever to be shown in Austria.