From London to Vienna and Central Europe: Museums of Art & Design in the Habsburg Empire

It is well known that the South Kensington Museum provided the model for the establishment of museums of design and industry across Austria-Hungary. Yet how closely were its practices emulated, and how did they change once the idea of the design museum encountered local priorities and contexts? This workshop brings together curators and researchers from museums in the former Habsburg territories with researchers from the Leverhulme-funded project Exhibiting National and Imperial Identities at the University of Birmingham to discuss this question. Miklós Székely, research fellow of the insititue will present his recent researches on the Museum of Industry of Kolozsvár/Cluj Napoca (1887-1918). For the program please click here

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