The Picture Archive contains around 30,000 pictorial items on the Belvedere and its art collection, and on Austrian art. The main areas are the complete inventory of art works in the Belvedere from the Middle Ages to the present, Belvedere Palace and photographs of the museum, exhibitions, and historical personages. The archive consists of digital picture files, Ektachrome pictures, b/w negatives, and b/w glass plates.
The Belvedere has the reproduction rights for the art works owned by it. The copyrights held by lenders, artists, or their descendants are unaffected by this. An application has to be submitted before a reproduction can be made. The fee depends on the purpose, number of copies, format, language, and distribution area.