In particular, the permanent exhibitions light will be shed on the artistic influences which Hoffmann, as one of the
most important architects and designers of the twentieth century, received in his home town.
In collaboration with the Moravian Gallery in Brno, the MAK is developing a concept for a permanent exhibition on the life
and work of Josef Hoffmann in Austria and the Czech Republic, to be shown in Hoffmanns birthplace in Brtnice beginning
in June 2009.
The project encompasses the redesign of the six exhibition rooms in the house. In particular, light will be shed on the artistic
influences, which Hoffmann, being one of the most important architects and designers of the twentieth century, received in
his home town. The exhibition is made possible by funds from the EU Culture Programme 20072013 (project title: Architecture
and Interior Design in Central Europe in the early twentieth century. Josef Hoffmann and Duan Jurkovič).
Curator Martina Straková, Moravian Gallery in Brno
The Josef Hoffmann Museum in Brtnice, Czech Republic, the artists birthplace, is run by the Moravian Gallery in Brno and by the MAK Vienna as a joint branch. The baroque townhouse was converted in the style of Viennese modernism by Hoffmann
himself in 1910 and 1911. Since 2005, temporary exhibitions on subjects related to Josef Hoffmann have been organized at the
Publication "Josef Hoffmann. Autobiography" published to accompany the permanent exhibition. With extensive commentary, Hoffmann's autobiography
is once again available to a wider public at the MAK Design Shop
Josef Hoffmann Museum
náměstí Svobody 263 588 32 Brtnice Czech Republic T +420 724 543 722
May/Jun/Sep/Oct: Tue–Sun 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Jul/Aug: open daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Last at 4 p.m.
Take the “Donauufer” highway A22/E49/E59 and continue on the B303 towards Hollabrunn/Znojmo/Prague, pass Hollabrunn and continue
to the border crossing Kleinhaugsdorf/Znojmo; in Czechia, take the 38/E59 via Znojmo and Moravske Budejovice to Stonarov where
you turn off onto the 402; continue for three kilometers before turning off onto the 403; you will reach the center of Brtnice
after 4 kilometers.
Since 2005, the house in Brtnice, Czech Republic where Josef Hoffmann was born has been playing host to temporary exhibitions
featuring themes related to Hoffman and his circle with the aim of keeping the life and work of this pioneering Austrian architect
alive in the public consciousness.