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

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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.
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Cooperation MAK / sound:frame

A cooperation with the sound:frame festival marked the first-ever presentation of audiovisual art as an area of applied art at the MAK.
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Loving the Alien Budapest - Łódź – Warsaw – Wrocław – Dresden
176 pages, numerous illustrations
Publication & DVD
16,6 x 22 cm, paperback
MAK Vienna / Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2009

Study Collection Seating Furniture

Curator: Sebastian Hackenschmidt
This display draws on the MAK’s extensive Furniture Collection to present a diverse typology of seating furniture. As a both visually appealing and didactic compilation covering numerous eras and styles, it also serves to shed light on the constantly changing, socially coded ways in which human beings deal with objects.
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On a floor space of 4,000 m2, the MAK Contemporary Art Collection is presented at the MAK Tower, a former flak tower in Arenbergpark in Vienna’s 3rd district.
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