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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Markus Kristan: Adolf Loos vs. Josef Hoffmann

Sat, 10.01.2015
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design new strategies

A Cooperation of MAK & Vienna Business Agency, creativ center departure
In the newly developed formats departure/ MAK d>link, d>lab, and d>nite, renowned international design experts will enter into an exchange with representatives of Vienna’s creative industry to interrogate, challenge, and shape relations between design, industry, and society. Different events will provide an opportunity of looking out together for new
possibilities, interfaces, cooperations, and, eventually, fields of activity.
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Smart Cycling. The Intelligence of the Bicycle

departure/MAK d>talk
Sat, 14.09.2013
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Between Vision and Reality
Glassware from the MAK Collection 20th/21st century
MAK Studies 18
157 pages, numerous illustrations
21x 26 cm, paperback
MAK Vienna/Prestel, Munich,.Berlin.London.New York 2009