Friends / Support

The MAK offers a wide array of opportunities to support both its diverse programming and its world-renowned collection covering various eras, materials, and artistic disciplines.

The MAK also works to effect lasting improvement of the relationship between art and the business world. This gives rise to unique avenues of cooperation with sponsors from business as well as with friends, patrons, supporters, and volunteers.

For further information, please contact: 


Since 1986 the MAK ART SOCIETY (MARS) offers those with an interest in art the opportunity to actively participate in the concepts and work of the MAK. The MAK ART SOCIETY supports the MAK in implementing activities which support art directly, that is, with research work, acquisition of art works, exhibition projects and financing of publications.
The members of the MAK ART SOCIETY receive invitations to guided tours, exclusive events, previews, openings, art und architectural tours. If you are interested in a membership please contact the executive office.

Michaela Hartig (Executive Office)
T +43 1 711 36-207

Board of Directors
Martin Böhm (President)
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein (Deputy President)
Brigitta Hämmerle (Secretary)
Maria Planegger (Treasurer)
Valerie Colloredo- Mannsfeld
Cornelius Grupp
Johannes Strohmayer
Ali Rahimi
Laurence Yansouni

Michaela Harreither
Arno Hirschvogl

MAK Artist Board
Vito Acconci + New York
Bruno Gironcoli + Vienna
Zaha M. Hadid + London
Jenny Holzer - New York
Dennis Hopper + Los Angeles
Rebecca Horn - Bad König, Germany
Magdalena Jetelová - Bergheim Thorr, Germany
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - New York
Jannis Kounellis + Rome
Brigitte Kowanz - Vienna
Maria Lassnig + Vienna
Thom Mayne - Los Angeles
Oswald Oberhuber - Vienna
Carl Pruscha - Vienna
Roland Rainer + Vienna
Kiki Smith - New York
Franz West + Vienna
Lebbeus Woods + New York
Erwin Wurm - Vienna
Heimo Zobernig - Vienna

International MAK Advisory Board
Gerti Gürtler (Präsidentin) - Wien
Barbara Czapolai-König - Wien
Sepp & Andrea Frank - Wien
Michaela Friedrich-Gurmann - Wien
Jakob Glatz - Wien
Anthony Handler - Wien
Eva-Maria von Höfer - Wien
Ursula Kwizda - Wien
Ronald S. Lauder - New York
Franz-Hesso zu Leiningen - Tegernsee
Christoph List - Wien
Leonid Rath-Lobmeyr - Wien
Andreas Niedersüß - Wien
Elisabeth Pötsch - Wolfsburg
Adrian Riklin  - Wien 
Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg
Rolf Sachs - Rom
Laurie Samitaur-Smith - Los Angeles
Percy Thonet – Wien
Dorothea Trauttmansdorff - Pottenbrunn
Christine Walker - Wien


As an integral part of the MAK’s new vision the museum is exploring new ways of working with individuals, companies, and the corporate sector to support our program.
Contributions are essential for the MAK to present the best exhibitions in the fields of the applied arts, contemporary art, architecture, and design-and to the important mission of acquisitions to strengthen and broaden the MAK Collection. Equally important is the conservation of the collections and the MAK’s impressive and historically important buildings.

Collaborating with, and contributing to, the MAK also helps us broaden our community and reach out to new and existing audiences. In return, the MAK offers a comprehensive range of individual and corporate benefits-that can be tailored to your interests.

To find out more about supporting the MAK and contributing to the museum’s legacy and future, please contact:

International Friends

The organization International Friends of the MAK Vienna (IFMAK) was established in the United States and registered as a 501 (c) (3) Internal Revenue Code tax exempt organization on October 2, 2014, effective March 29, 2013.
Harnik Law Firm acted as legal adviser.  The organization supports the MAK in its mission and activities, in particular by means of received donations. The initial Directors are Ephraim Gildor, Richard L. Grubman (✝), Stephen M. Harnik, and Christoph Thun-Hohenstein. 

All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law. We advise donors to seek competent tax counsel before making a donation.

Contact Vienna
Bettina Molzahn
MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna, Austria
T +43 1 711 36-204
Contact New York
International Friends of the MAK Vienna, Inc.
c/o Harnik Law Firm
623 Fifth Avenue, 24th floor
New York, NY 10022-6831
Tel: (212) 599-7575