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MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

Stubenring 5, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 4317 11360
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The MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art is one of the most important museums of its kind worldwide. Founded as the Imperial Royal Austrian Museum of Art and Industry in 1863, today’s museum—with its unique collection of applied arts and as a first-class address for contemporary art—can boast an incomparable identity. Originally established as an exemplary source collection, today’s MAK Collection continues to stand for an extraordinary union of applied art, design, contemporary art and architecture. In temporary exhibitions, the MAK presents various artistic stances from the fields of applied arts, design, architecture, contemporary art, and new media, with the mutual relationships between them being a consistently emphasized theme. The institution’s multifaceted mission allows for varied approaches, opening up new perspectives from which to regard historical relationships and offering frequent glimpses at artistically and societally relevant developments that are just beginning to appear on the horizon. The MAK, which defines itself as a laboratory of societal knowledge, is a place of collecting, research, preservation, education, and interactive learning, as well as a site of human encounters, interaction, and intercreativity. Thanks not least to its international branches and cross-border activities, the museum is also a forum of intercultural and artistic exchange as well as of fruitful dialog with designers, artists, and architects.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Stubenring 5, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a Saturday afternoon, expecting it to be very busy, however, including the 2 of us, we made up approximately half of the customers there. It is marketed as a contemporary art gallery but most of the exhibits didn't feel like this. While...More

Thank Adam W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of my favorite museums to visit are, like this one, dedicated to the decorative arts. This is one of the better ones I've seen and it's quite robust. Vienna played an important role in the area of Applied Arts and you can see it...More

Thank StockholmKindaGuy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked on a stiflingly hot day through the park and to the museum; this was one of the museums we had already earmarked for a visit, and it didn't disappoint. We spent most of the day here, with a lunch break in their very...More

Thank Nicholas R
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We stumbled across this museum north of the city park. It is huge and quite lovely inside. We thought we had seen it all after going through rooms devoted to certain styles of design and certain kinds of objects. Do not miss the Thonet chair...More

Thank hapsburgqueen
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Visited Sunday morning. A warm welcome and wow. The collections were amazing and the way they were curated was brilliant. Particularly loved the marquetry, bobbin lace and the chairs, especially the shadow exhibit Would love to go back.

Thank 47SLS
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The MAK is one of the most important museums of its kind worldwide. Originally created as a collection of samples, the unique collection of the MAK, founded in 1863 as the “Royal Imperial Austrian museum of art and industry”, connects applied arts, design, architecture and...More

Thank Ankit S
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Free entrance Tuesdays 6-10pm! Lovely building with incredible furniture especially Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau and sone Art Deco. Also Austrian Bedermeier. Unique experience. Building itself is very beautiful. Easy to get to by public transport.

Thank Karima7
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I was very surprised by this museum its modern and was in use by crafts people at the back of the building. Half the exhibits knocked me off my feet they were so good but some did not float my boat. We got in for...More

Thank screenname2000
Reviewed 25 March 2017

If you have any interest in the turn of the century Viennese art and crafts this is the place to go to. (And not just Vienna, I noticed a Margaret Mackintosh art work had made it's way from Glasgow.) Further, if you have an open...More

Thank rob d
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

So many absolutely exquisite items artfully presented in such a magnificent space. I went after 6pm on Tuesday for free but would not hesitate to pay. Don't miss this.

Thank Debbi R
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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards
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such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera),
Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral)
and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’
former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as
Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse
and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the centre. The
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