MAK - Museum of Applied Arts

Common information



Stubenring 5
1010 Vienna




+43 1 711 36 0

Provenance research


Provenance researcher

Dr. Rainald Franz
Mag. Leonhard Weidinger

During the era of National Socialism, the then State Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna inventoried over 4,200 art objects, more than 4,600 art prints and around 2,000 books. A complete and detailed examination of these acquisitions is the medium-term goal of provenance research in the MAK.

The objects inventoried after 1945 are also being studied to ascertain whether they were seized during the era of National Socialism and/or should have been restituted. Since 1998 over 45 dossiers have been created and more than 400 objects restituted.

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