In the halls of the museum’s Permanent Collection, organized according to cultural eras from the Romanesque period to the present, the most important items from the following categories can be seen: oriental carpets, delicate textiles, porcelain and glass objects, items from the Wiener Werkstätte and from the Art Nouveau era including Gustav Klimt’s cartoons for the Stoclet Frieze, furniture from eight centuries, and works representing important stances in design, contemporary art, and architecture. In the Study Collection, the MAK shows a small cross-section of its extensive holdings according to a material and technology-specific form of organization These items from the museum’s holdings are exhibited either permanently or temporarily and placed in typological, historical, and/or function-related contexts. In addition to its own collection, the MAK offers an outstanding program of exhibitions with which it has established itself as one of the world’s most innovative cultural institutions.
Khevenhüllerstraße 2/ corner of Pötzleinsdorferstraße 102, 1180 Vienna At the Geymüllerschlössel in Vienna’s Pötzleinsdorf neighborhood, a gem of Biedermeier architecture, the MAK exhibits furniture of the Empire and Biedermeier periods and Old Viennese clocks from the Franz Sobek Collection, juxtaposed with interventions by contemporary artists and designers. The Geymüllerschlössel was built in 1808 as a summer residence and is one of the few places in Austria today that offer an authentic insight into the wealth of Biedermeier interior design. Give your guests the opportunity to explore the Empire and Biedermeier periods during exclusive guided tours outside opening hours.