Discover the fascinating era of “Vienna around 1900” in the grand museum building on Vienna’s Ringstraße with art nouveau masterpieces of the Wiener Werkstätte by Gustav Klimt, Josef Hoffmann, or Koloman Moser. Inaugurated in 1871, the building by Heinrich von Ferstel is one of the grandest works of architecture on Vienna’s Ringstraße. Today the MAK, originally founded as the “Imperial Royal Austrian Museum of Art and Industry”, accommodates a unique collection of precious art and craftwork from the fields of furniture, glass, porcelain, silver, and textiles from the middle ages to today. With more than 1 million objects and printed works it is one of the most important museums of its kind in the world. The spacious exhibition rooms were designed by contemporary artists and show selected highlights of the MAK Collection.
Visit: MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, ViennaThe rooms of the Permanent Collection show crowning moments in the history of the applied arts, ranging from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, as well as exemplars of contemporary art. In addition, the outstanding program of temporary exhibitions shown at the MAK has established it as one of the most innovative art institutions in the world.MAK Permanent Collection VIENNA 1900A fascinatingly diverse cultural era, “Vienna 1900” became a myth long ago. The MAK focuses on the equally multifaceted and momentous design and arts and crafts of this period in its Permanent Collection VIENNA 1900. Some 500 exhibits have been specially chosen and arranged in diverse thematic displays in order to shine a light on the art historical as well as sociopolitical aspects of Viennese Modernism.MAK DESIGN LABDesigned by the studio EOOS, the new MAK DESIGN LAB positions the spectacular MAK Study Collection closer to real life and defines design as a central force for improving our quality of life as well as for solving important issues of our future. Over 2,000 exhibits— arranged by thematic areas such as Eating and Drinking, Sitting, Ornament, Production, and Cooking—establish inspiring connections between historical handicraft and contemporary design creations. The MAK DESIGN LAB facilitates visitors’ involvement with art, architecture, design, and the everyday. It sees itself as a catalyst, which wants to initiate discussions and encourage its visitors to share their experiences, suggestions, and questions.