Johann Kronbichler

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Johann Kronbichler (* 1949 in Bruneck ) is an art historian , museum director and lecturer in Christian art .


Johann Kronbichler attended the Vinzentinum Episcopal Boys' Seminar in Brixen and the Classical Lyceum in Bruneck . After graduating from high school , he studied art history and history at the University of Innsbruck and at the University of Vienna from 1970 to 1976 . He received his doctorate in philosophy in 1977 with a dissertation on Michelangelo Unterberger .

From 1977 to 1980 he worked in the preservation of monuments at the State Conservatory in Innsbruck . From 1980 to 1993 he was employed as diocesan curator and director of the Diocesan Museum in St. Pölten before becoming director of the Cathedral Museum in Salzburg from 1994 to 2001 . From 2001 he held the offices of diocesan curator and director of the diocesan museum in St. Pölten. He also served as chairman of the diocesan council of the diocese of St. Pölten . In 2002 he became a lecturer in Christian art at the Philosophical-Theological University of St. Pölten . Since 2008 he has been director of the Diocesan Museum of the Hofburg in Bressanone and thus succeeded Leo Andergassen .

Johann Kronbichler deals intensively with the sacred art of different epochs and especially with Austrian baroque painting.

Publications (selection)

  • with Alfred Sammer, Ferdinand Gutschi: Michelangelo Unterberger in his time in Vienna. Archive of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna 1992.
  • with Manfred Koller, Christiane Pilshofer: Josef Adam Mölk (1714–1794). His work in Lower Austria and Vienna. St. Pölten 1994, ISBN 3-900884-05-6 .
  • Heritage and Mission. The Institute of the English Misses in St. Pölten 1706–2006. St. Pölten 2006, ISBN 3-901863-25-7 .
  • Hofburg Bressanone. From the residence to the museum. Schnell & Steiner, Regensburg 2010, ISBN 978-3-795-42307-0 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Dissertation by Johann Kronbichler (University of Vienna, 1976)