The MAK offers a wide array of opportunities to support both its diverse programming and its world-renowned collection covering
various eras, materials, and artistic disciplines.
As part of the museums reorientation under the leadership of Director Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, the MAK has devoted
itself to the theme of Change through Applied Art. This focus serves to highlight the active contribution that
applied art can make to the positive transformation of our society with respect to social, ecological, and cultural issues.
The MAK, founded in 1863 as the Austrian Museum of Art and Industry, also works to effect lasting improvement of the relationship
between art and the business world. This gives rise to unique avenues of cooperation with sponsors from business as well as
with friends, patrons, supporters, and volunteers.
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The History of the MAK Collection - from the Imperial Royal Austrian Museum of Art and Industry to todays MAK
The MAK is home to an unparalleled collection of applied arts, design, architecture, and contemporary art which has developed
in the course of 150 years.