With its wide-ranging jubilee exhibition 300 YEARS OF THE VIENNA PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, the MAK is drawing attention to the history and significance of the second-oldest porcelain manufactory in Europe. Founded
in May 1718 when the imperial privilege for porcelain production was granted to Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier, the Vienna
Porcelain Manufactory set new aesthetic standards over the following decades. Some 1 000 objects from the holdings of the
MAK as well as national and international collections offer a formidable overview of Viennese developments in the context
of Asian precursors and European competitors.
Curator: Rainald Franz, Curator, MAK Glass and Ceramics Collection Research Associate: Michael Macek, MAK Glass and Ceramics Collection