Holland (?), 19th century / restituted and donated
Three objects from the Nazi-confiscated collection of Louis Rothschild came into the possession of the MAK. Two objects were
returned in 1949 already; for the third, a carpet, restitution was recommended by the Advisory Board on 11 February 1999,
which eventually took place on 11 March 1999. Provenance research about MAK purchases after 1945 showed that a gambling table which, in the Nazi era, was supposed to go
to the then-planned museum in Linz and was handed over to the museum by the Federal Office for the Protection of Monuments
in 1963 had been in the collection of Louis Rothschild until 1938. On 11 September 2009, the Advisory Board recommended the restitution of the object. On 2 March 2010, the gambling table was
returned to the heirs of Louis Rothschild, who then donated it back to the MAK.
The MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, founded in 1994, is a contemporary, experimental, multi-disciplinary
center for art and architecture and is based today in three of the most important houses by the Austrian-American architect
Rudolph M. Schindler. The core of the programming includes the internationally sought-after MAK Artists and Architects-in-Residence Program, an annual residency program for emerging international artists and architects.