The MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art is one of the most important museums of its kind in the world. Founded in 1863 as the Imperial Royal Austrian Museum of Art and Industry, the MAK, which was originally established as an exemplary source collection, today stands for an extraordinary union of applied arts, design, architecture and contemporary art.
The spacious halls of the permanent collection in the magnificent Ringstraße building by Heinrich von Ferstel were later redesigned by contemporary artists in order to present selected highlights from the MAK Collection. In a unique interplay of artistic heritage and contemporary interventions, the historical pieces have been staged in a way that invites close examination of the individual exhibits.
In its exhibitions, the MAK presents various artistic stances from the fields of applied arts, contemporary art, architecture, design and new media, with the mutual relationships between them being a consistently emphasised 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 future artistically and societally relevant developments.
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.
The MAK is one of the most important museums of its kind worldwide and stands for an extraordinary union of applied arts, design, architecture and contemporary art.
- Admission to the MAK
Destination station: Vienna
|from 01.01.16 - 31.12.16||ÖBB Plus-offer||Local price|
|Adults||€ 8.-||€ 9.90|
Children and Adolescents up to the age of 19 are free
You travel as planned, and on either the same day or one of the two following days, you simply exchange the voucher directly at the touristic attraction.