The Beginnings of the Museum for Applied Art in Vienna
Wed, 31.05.2000–Sun, 03.09.2000
MAK Exhibition Hall
The new millennium and the uncoupling of the MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts from the federal association
called for a critical analysis of the objectives behind the institution's foundation. Contrary to other museums, the idea
behind its foundation was to assemble a selection of models and to establish an institution for the formation of good taste
two crucial purposes to which the various collections were only related in the course of time. This is why "Art and Industry"
is an exhibition on the history of art and culture. Drawing on outstanding samples from the MAK collections, it outlines the development of the former Austrian Imperial and Royal
Museum of Art and Industry from Historicism to Art Nouveau and from Rudolf von Eitelberger to Arthur von Scala. The exhibition
also centers on a number of eminent personalities who supported the experimental character of the institution that was to
be both a treasure of models and an arts and crafts college and to form an essential hub between artistic creativity and economic
production. Leading industrialists like Ludwig Lobmeyr and Philipp Haas and designers like Eduard van der Nüll and Josef Storck, whom
Rudolf von Eitelberger succeeded in winning for his project, accompanied the museum founded in 1864 and the Austrian applied
arts on their way to international acclaim. Curator Hanna Egger Assistant curator Rainald Franz Guest curator Kathrin Nagel
Tue 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Wed–Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon closed Free Admission on Tuesdays 6–10 p.m. As of 1.1.2018: Tuesdays 6–10 p.m. admission € 5
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Die Anfänge des Museums für angewandte Kunst in Vienna
Published for the exhibition of the same title (31.5.–3.9.2000) German 324 pages, 139 illustrations 22,5 x 28,6 cm, hardbound With CD-ROM for Mac (MacOS 8.x and later) and Windows (95/98/NT/2000) included MAK, Vienna / Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern-Ruit,-Ruit 2000 out of print