Who Slept in This Bed? The Question of the Provenance of Prince Eugene’s Chintz Bed

Barbara Karl, curator of the MAK Textiles and Carpets Collection, writes about a unique object: Prince Eugene’s chintz bed, which has been part of the MAK collection since 1942. These Indian chintz furnishings for a four-poster bed were originally part of a complete room setting in Schloss Hof, a hunting castle in the Marchfeld near … weiter lesen „Who Slept in This Bed? The Question of the Provenance of Prince Eugene’s Chintz Bed“

Incertitudes – EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design

The exhibition EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design sparks an inspired and inspiring confrontation between the long-standing history of the MAK collection and contemporary design avant-garde. Tying in with EXEMPLARY’s unique presentation, nine internationally acclaimed design mavens participated in an experiment exploring the significance of the MAK collection … weiter lesen „Incertitudes – EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design“

Sporty Supaheroe Jacket – EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design

To mark the museum’s jubilee, the MAK presents an inspiring juxtaposition between the tradition-steeped MAK collection and contemporary avant-garde design. Divided into nine areas, the exhibition reveals changing perspectives between defining moments of the MAK’s history—which are told through the actions of influential protagonists close to the museum—and future topics in 21st century design that … weiter lesen „Sporty Supaheroe Jacket – EXEMPLARY: 150 Years of the MAK – from Arts and Crafts to Design“

Barbara Karl im Interview

Am 8. April 2014 öffnet die neugestaltete Schausammlung Teppiche wieder ihre Türen. Wir haben uns mit Barbara Karl, Kustodin der Sammlung Teppiche und Textil unterhalten.     Was ist für Sie persönlich das faszinierende an Teppichen? Woher kommt Ihr Interesse und wie würden Sie Ihren Zugang beschreiben? Ich soll in wenigen Sätzen antworten… das ist … weiter lesen „Barbara Karl im Interview“