Project Manager: Rainald Franz, MAK Curator, Glass and Ceramics; Project Assistant: Harald Bauer, Lisa Nowy
The collection of Italian majolica from the 16th to 17th centuries is a prized resource in the MAKs 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 Collections history has been
reappraised, presented in the MAK.
Project Manager: Rainald Franz, MAK Curator, Glass and Ceramics Project Assistant: Harald Bauer, Lisa Nowy
Curator: Rainald Franz
With representative holdings of ceramics from Austrian production from the sixteenth century until today, unique groups of
objects such as the legacy of the Wiener Porzellanmanufactur (Vienna Porcelain Manufactory) and the extensive collection of
tiled stoves, hafner ware, and majolica of the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. The MAKs Ceramics Collection is
one of the foremost collections of its type in the world.