Majolica from the MAK Collection
Project Manager: Rainald Franz, MAK Curator, Glass and Ceramics; Team: Harald Bauer, Lisa Nowy
The collection of Italian majolica from the 16th to 17th centuries is a prized resource in the MAK’s Glass and Ceramics Collection. Pieces that are qualitatively comparable with those in other European collections such as at the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in Braunschweig and the Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts) Schloss Pillnitz near Dresden are being studied in consideration of new scientific aspects not just with regard to their origin, material, and date, but also their iconographic reading and body of exemplary source material in ornamental graphics. For this purpose, a dedicated database is being created, relevant literature compiled, holders of comparable collections contacted, and photographs of the exhibits are also being taken. In a later stage, the Collection will be put online and, after the Collection’s history has been reappraised, presented in the MAK.
Project Manager: Rainald Franz, MAK Curator, Glass and Ceramics
Team: Harald Bauer, Lisa Nowy