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Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art
Vienna, Austria
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The MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art is one of the foremost museums of its kind in the world. The building located on Stubenring in the first district of Vienna was founded as far back as 1863 as the "k.k. Österreichisches Museum für Kunst und Industrie" (Imperial Royal Austrian Museum of Art and Industry) and today avails of a unique collection applied arts, design, architecture, and contemporary art. The MAK collection encompasses European and international decorative arts ranging from the Early Middle Ages to the present. The museum's main holdings include textiles, ceramics, glass, furniture, and metalwork as well as exquisite objects of the Wiener Werkstätte and Art Nouveau. Furthermore the collections of East Asian art and Oriental carpets enjoy to worldwide reputation. The East Asia collection allows an overview of the history of art of the last 2000 years with a focus in ceramics of China and lacquer work, prints and ink drawings from the Japan of the Edo period. Among the objects from the Islamic world, the collection of Oriental carpets is pre-eminent, also the largest collection world-wide of paintings of the Hamzanama from the era of Akbar the Great. Grandiose works of the applied arts are preserved in the MAK Asia Collection and most notably include objects from Iran and the Ottoman Empire.

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Address
Stubenring 5 1010 Wien 
City
Vienna
Country
Austria 
Website
http://mak.at/en/
Contributor
Johannes Wieninger  

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