Project Manager: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head of MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection/Archive; Scientific Appraisal: Alexandra
The Collection is one of the most significant of its kind in Austria and comprises almost 100,000 historical photographs from
the second half of the 19th century, stylistic replications by professors at the School of Arts and Crafts, all kinds of reprographic
images, and even large-format transparencies. From the moment the museum was founded, these exemplary reproductions were arranged
and inventoried systematically according to thematic area, whereby the focus was on areas that were particularly relevant
to the arts and crafts, such as shapes, decorations, and styles. The aim of this project is to scientifically analyze the
holdings and put them online in order to make this important source of reference material at the museum accessible to a broader
Project Manager: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head of MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection/Archive Scientific Appraisal: Alexandra Hois
Library and Works on Paper Collection
Head: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel
The MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection is one of the largest and oldest museum libraries with a focus on applied art.
Alongside classic library functions, the collection is also devoted to artistic aspects of the pictorial in all possible variants
as well as to the initiation of a reappraisal of art production manifested in paper form.