In particular, the permanent exhibitions light will be shed on the artistic influences which Hoffmann, as one of the most important architects and designers of the twentieth century, received in his home town.In collaboration with the Moravian Gallery in Brno, the MAK is developing a concept for a permanent exhibition on the life and work of Josef Hoffmann in Austria and the Czech Republic, to be shown in Hoffmanns birthplace in Brtnice beginning in June 2009.The project encompasses the redesign of the six exhibition rooms in the house. In particular, light will be shed on the artistic influences, which Hoffmann, being one of the most important architects and designers of the twentieth century, received in his home town. The exhibition is made possible by funds from the EU Culture Programme 20072013 (project title: Architecture and Interior Design in Central Europe in the early twentieth century. Josef Hoffmann and Duan Jurkovič).Curator Martina Straková, Moravian Gallery in BrnoThe Josef Hoffmann Museum in Brtnice, Czech Republic, the artists birthplace, is run by the Moravian Gallery in Brno and by the MAK Vienna as a joint branch. The baroque townhouse was converted in the style of Viennese modernism by Hoffmann himself in 1910 and 1911. Since 2005, temporary exhibitions on subjects related to Josef Hoffmann have been organized at the museum.PublicationJosef Hoffmann. Autobiographypublished to accompany the permanent exhibition. With extensive commentary, Hoffmann's autobiography is once again available to a wider public at the MAK Design Shop
JOSEF HOFFMANN: Inspirations
Permanent exhitibition since June 16, 2009
Tue, 16.06.2009–Sat, 30.11.2013
Josef Hoffmann Museum, Brtnice, Czech Republic
Josef Hoffmann Museumnáměstí Svobody 263
T +420 724 543 722
SatSun 10 a.m.5 p.m.
TueSun 10 a.m.5 p.m.
daily 10 a.m.5 p.m.
TueSun 10 a.m.5 p.m.
Last at 4 p.m.
AdmissionCZK 40 / reduced CZK 20
Contact MAKRainald Franz
T + 43 1 711 36-220
A joint branch of the Moravian Gallery in Brno and the MAK, Vienna.
How to get there from ViennaTake the Donauufer highway A22/E49/E59 and continue on the B303 towards Hollabrunn/Znojmo/Prague, pass Hollabrunn and continue to the border crossing Kleinhaugsdorf/Znojmo; in Czechia, take the 38/E59 via Znojmo and Moravske Budejovice to Stonarov where you turn off onto the 402; continue for three kilometers before turning off onto the 403; you will reach the center of Brtnice after 4 kilometers.