Donate to the MAK Collection
With its one-of-a-kind collection encompassing applied art, design, architecture and contemporary art, the MAK is one of the most outstanding museums of its kind worldwide. One of the MAKs central missions consists in expanding and adding to its collection in a structured way. For this purpose, we must rely upon your generosity. We are grateful for donations in any amount.
Your donation to the MAK counts as a tax-deductable contribution which can be written off as either an operational or an extraordinary expenditure.
What will your donation make possible? The following variants are available for you to choose from:
- Provide general support to the MAK
- Dedicate your donation to a specific area of the collection (Architecture, Asia, Library and Works on Paper Room, Design, Contemporary Art, Glass and Ceramics, Metal and Wiener Werkstätte Archive, Furniture and Woodwork, Textiles and Carpets)
- Help finance the acquisition of a specific object or group of objects selected by the MAK curators as part of the ongoing enlargement of a particular thematic area of the collection.
Donations are currently being sought to support acquisition of the following objects:
Grid objects by the Wiener WerkstätteThe grid-patterned vessels, particularly those done in painted sheet iron, are among the most radical and distinctive groups of objects designed by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser for the Wiener Werkstätte. As the home of both the organizations archives and numerous individual objects including furniture, decorative and table devices, fabrics, ceramics and commercial graphics, the MAK can boast the worlds most comprehensive collection of Wiener Werkstätte products. Even so, the inventory contains a mere three small grid objects: a sheet iron vase with handle and a silver basket with handle, both produced after designs by Josef Hoffmann, as well as another vase designed by Koloman Moser.
Loetz glasses after designs by architects and instructors at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts
Around 1900, Leopold Bauer, R. Gessner, Josef Hoffmann and Michael Powolny designed glasses in a completely new shape for the glassworks Johann Loetz Witwe in Klostermühle (todays Kláterský Mlýn, CZ).The depicted objects represent examples of such products by the glass manufactory Loetz.Venini glass objects after designs by Carlo ScarpaThe MAK owns but one glass object from this series, which was acquired following the major 1957 exhibition Venini Murano Glass at the MAK. The acquisition of further such examples, which are highly prized on the international collectors market, would be desirable in the interest of devoting sustained attention to Carlo Scarpas oeuvre at the MAK.Carlo ScarpaBOWLMurano, ca. 1942Production: VeniniColorless and blue glass, iridized and with violet inclusionsSigned: venini Murano ITALIAGl 3148 / 1958, purchased from Venini
Online DonationsYou can transfer your donation to the following MAK bank account (please do remember to indicate the purpose on the transfer form):
Account No: 280-298-092/12
Graben 21, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Should you have any questions and/or need written confirmation of your donation, please contact .
In cases of donations exceeding
5,000, we will mention your name on our website if desired.