Wiener Porzellanmanufakturs Design Drawings
Project Manager: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head of MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection/Archive; Appraisal: Ulrike Scholda
The Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur (Viennese Porcelain Manufactory) (1718–1864) is still one of the most well-known manufacturers of its time. The holdings include books and ornamental prints, which served as reference material, but also some 4,000 design drawings as well as the pattern books. In the course of the project, the design drawings in the Library and Works on Paper Collection are being studied, which will provide the foundation for research across the whole Collection. By means of scientific research in diverse archives throughout Vienna, it will be possible to largely reconstruct the library of the Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur. The aim is to bring together the design and the original, to portray the manufactory’s formal history, as well as to offer information about the company’s history, sales, pricing, and clientele.
Project Manager: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head of MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection/Archive
Appraisal: Ulrike Scholda