The MAK Art Expertise

The MAK offers expert opinions on the origin and genuineness of an artwork carried out by specialists in the following collection areas:

Book Art and Graphics
Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, ,  T +431 711 36-250

Heidemarie Caltik, , T +43 1 711 36-305

Glass and Ceramics
Rainald Franz, , T +43 1 711 36-220

Metal and Wiener Werkstätte
Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, , T +43 1 711 36-234

Furniture and Woodworks
Sebastian Hackenschmidt, , T +43 1 711 36-256

East Asia and Islam
Johannes Wieninger, , T +43 1 711 36-236

Textiles and Carpets
Barbara Karl, , T +43 1 711 36-230

Expert opinions can only be given on the basis of the original objects and not of photographs.

Fees (plus VAT):
> Verbal information on the provenance and genuineness of an object: € 50
> Written expertise on the provenance and genuineness of an object drawn up in the MAK: € 250
> Expert valuation on location (in Vienna), extra charge: € 80/hour
> Plus any translation fees which may arise




MAK Restoration

more »

Freier Artikel


MAK Collection

The History of the MAK Collection - from the Imperial Royal Austrian Museum of Art and Industry to today’s MAK
The MAK is home to an unparalleled collection of applied arts, design, architecture, and contemporary art which has developed in the course of almost 150 years.
more »




Creative Forces of Austria
Published for he exhibition of the same title (21.5.–28.8.2011) at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture Moscow
104 pages, numerous illustrations
20,5 x 32 cm, softcover
MAK Vienna / Schusev State Museum of Architecture Moscow / Austrian Cultural Forum Moscow / Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2011

Permanent Collection Renaissance Baroque Rococo

Artistic intervention: Franz Graf
The joint arrangement of precious glasses with valuable needle and bobbin lace in the Renaissance Baroque Rococo Collection on permanent display not only complies with aspects of art history, but also places these delicate materials in a visual-sensuous dialogue with each other that enhances and accentuates their aesthetic effect with striking clarity.
more »

Works on Paper Room

Curator: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel
The Works on Paper Room is devoted exclusively to graphic art. This space features a multifunctional system of tracks holding mobile frames that can be converted to display cases as needed. Thematically, the material presented here encompasses commercial graphic art in the broadest sense. The diversity of the exhibition programming, which covers a range of topics including posters, hand drawings, Japanese woodcuts, individual artists’ stances, artists’ books and architectural projects, testifies to the underlying collection’s multilayered character.
more »

Permanent Collection Asia

Design: Peter Noever
more »