Project Manager: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head of MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection/Archive; Scientific Appraisal: Ulrike
The Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur (Viennese Porcelain Manufactory) (17181864) 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 manufactorys formal history, as well as to
offer information about the companys history, sales, pricing, and clientele.
Project Manager: Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Head of MAK Library and Works on Paper Collection/Archive Scientific Appraisal: Ulrike Scholda
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.