Project Manager: Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, Curator, Metal Collection and Wiener Werkstätte Archive; Project Assistant: Maria-Luise
Over the past few years, the approximately 17,000 design drawings from the archive of the Wiener Werkstätte have been scanned
and entered into a database by the Library and Works on Paper Collection staff. Now, these data entries are being linked to
information from the model books of the Wiener Werkstätte and the online database Wiener Werkstätte Photo Archive in order to provide users with more detailed information on the designers, dating, and products themselves. This project
was begun in 2010 and is scheduled for completion in 2014.
Project supervisor: Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, Curator, Metal Collection and Wiener Werkstätte Archive Project Assistant: Maria-Luise Jesch
Permanent Collection Vienna 1900
Design/Arts and Crafts 18901938
This presentations thematic core is the multifarious struggle to arrive at an Austrian, modern, bourgeois, and democratic
style. Today, this chapter of design and arts and crafts historysubsumed under the terms of Secessionism and Jugendstilserves
like no other to underpin Austrian identity.
The MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection is one of the largest and oldest museum libraries with a focus on applied art.
Alongside classic library functions, the collection is also devoted to artistic aspects of the pictorial in all possible variants
as well as to the initiation of a reappraisal of art production manifested in paper form.