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Little and big history of the Ecole de Nancy Museum in Nancy – from 20 September 2014 to 4 January 2015


On the occasion of the 50 years of the installation of the Ecole de Nancy Museum in the Corbin family’s property, this file-exhibition will evoke the main steps of its history: the creation the museum of decorative arts in 1900, the Corbin donation in 1935, the move of the Museum in the Corbin property in the 60’s, the Ecole de Nancy year in 1999.
Documents and pictures will show the constitution of collections of this unique museum in France.

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Photo: Corbin donation exhibited at the Poirel Galeries in 1935 © Musée de l’Ecole de Nancy

Exhibition Glasgow Style: Arts & Crafts from 1890-1930 at Blackwell in Cumbria – until 31 December 2014


The end of the nineteenth century saw Glasgow’s artists emerge as accomplished and talented crafts people. Born at the highly influential Glasgow School of Art and blending together the imagery of the Celtic Revival with influences from Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts Movement, the term ‘the Glasgow Style’ was coined and came to represent this distinctive style developed in the west of Scotland.

This exhibition explores the unique skills of some of the leading makers associated with this period including Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Talwin Morris, Jessie Marion King, Ernest Archibald Taylor and Margaret and Frances Macdonald, showing the strength and prominence of Glaswegian Arts and Crafts.

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Photo: Detail of brass panel by Talwin Morris, source: Blackwell The Arts & Crafts House

Visits 14th Nocturnes of the Museums in Brussels – from 18 September to 18 December 2014


This year again, the museums of Brussels will open their doors for you during the Nocturnes! Starting the 18th of September, 6 to 8 museums welcome you every Thursday evening. The Nocturnes are the ideal opportunity to (re)discover the cultural riches of Brussels in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere, and all of this offered for a democratic price (free/€1,50/€3)!

Speaking about Art Nouveau, the Maison Autrique (25/09 and 20/11), the Maison Cauchie (25/09) and the Musée du Cinquantenaire (11/12) will be open to the public!

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Photo: Nocturnes of the Museums in Brussels, source: www.brusselsmuseumsnocturnes.be

30th anniversary of the Palau Güell as World Heritage – November and December 2014


Palau Güell celebrates 30 years of its declaration as a World Heritage by UNESCO for its outstanding universal value with a series of events. Among them, the extent of the winter opening period during the months of November and December: in addition to the first Sunday of each month, the Palau Güell will be accessible for free the other Sundays from 2.30 to 5.30pm. In addition, two free conferences will take place on 28 November 2014.

6pm. The Head of the Local Architectural Heritage of the Province of Barcelona, Joan Clos, will explain the attributes of the outstanding universal value of the Palau Güell.
7pm. “The universal value of the Palau Güell, the first modern work on the World Heritage List of UNESCO “ by the World Heritage consultant Amilcar Vargas.

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Photo: La façana del Palau Güell. Photograph: Montserrat Baldomà. © Diputació de Barcelona

Call for contributions Vienna: 1900: Brussels – until 31 December 2014


International Workshop/Publication

Between the 1880’s and the 1920’s, an international network of transcultural exchanges led to accelerated innovations in multiple cultural fields in many parts of Europe. Strong emphasis has been made by researchers and exhibitors on the relations between Vienna and Paris, which was considered the capital of culture, attracting craftsmen, artists, musicians, and writers from all over Europe.

We are looking for book contributions in literature, theatre, architecture, design, music, opera, psychoanalysis, politics, popular culture, visual arts, and all cultural fields acknowledging and analysing the interdisciplinary and transcultural networks of Brussels and Vienna around 1900.

In cooperation with the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies at the University of Alberta, we are planning to publish a volume and to discuss the contributions in a workshop in Edmonton (September 10-12, 2015). We will be considering circulating all accepted contributions to participants, beforehand.

The abstracts (300 words and short biography) must be sent by December 31, 2014

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Photo: Detail, Vienna. Photographer: Serge Brison, (c) RANN

Exceptional opening to the public of three prestigious Art Nouveau mansions in Brussels – from June to December 2014


For the second time, the Max Hallet House (V. Horta), the Solvay House (V. Horta) and the Ciamberlani House (P. Hankar) will be exceptionally open on the first Saturdays of June, September, November and December 2014 for visits in French and English organised by the Voir & Dire Bruxelles association.

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Photo: Solvay House, Victor Horta, 1894, © 2014 - Bastin & Evrard - Victor Horta - Rights SOFAM Belgium

Exhibition Art Nouveau - European Architecture in Georgia at the Art Nouveau Museum in Riga – from 13 September to 30 November 2014


Information about Art Nouveau arrived in Georgia from Russia and Europe via the shortest route - the Black Sea. Art Nouveau expanded rapidly through different kinds of publications: professional, popular and fashion magazines, and photos and people who came to work or study in the country. Compared to Europe Georgia was rather backward in development but this fact didn't stop the style being popular amongst customers and builders. With surprising unanimity people from different social groups had Art Nouveau style apartment houses built. The popularity of Art Nouveau was stirred by local professionals and craftsmen as well as by the great interest and disposition of the population towards the style. These factors together led to the building of numerous multifunctional, rather complicated examples of the style.

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Photo: Art Nouveau in Tbilissi, Riga Art Nouveau Museum

II Conference cycle Gaudi and his promoters at the Palau Güell in Barcelona - from 3 to 24 November 2014


After the success of the first cycle, Palau Güell will hold the second edition “Gaudi and his promoters” that will take place from 3 to 24 November at the espai de Cotxeres of the Palau Güell and has four sessions.
The first two will deal with the relations of the two families: the Güell López, who played a key role in Modernism and were united through marriage Eusebio Güell and Isabel Lopez.
The third session will focus on the relationship between Gaudi and Güell, giving as a result the construction of Palau Güell.
Finally, the last figure of the conference is Eusebio Güell from an unknown point of view: his contribution to neuroscience, the study of the mind.

Admission is free.

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Photo: Poster of the event. Source: palauguell.cat

Exhibition Art Nouveau in the Netherlands at the Riga Art Nouveau Museum - from 3 July to 23 November 2014


The exhibition has been organized in co-operation with the Dutch Art historian and collector Frederik Erenc.
It displays the uniqueness of the Dutch Art Nouveau with all its characteristic features such as the rationalist school, decorative Art Nouveau, the Asian influences and other movements.

Besides the exhibition, everyone is invited to join a meeting with the Dutch Art historians and collector Frederik Erenc to get more acquainted with the Dutch Art Nouveau heritage on 3 and 4 July at 4 pm as well as on 21 and 22 October at 5pm!

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Photo: Exhibition Art Nouveau in the Netherlands, source: www.jugendstils.riga.lv

International Conference Lechner at the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest – from 19 to 21 November 2014


Conference dedicated to Ödön Lechner on the Occasion of the 100th Anniversary of his Death

In 2014 we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Ödön Lechner (1845–1914), one of the greatest Hungarian architects and one of the most original geniuses of the European architectural scene at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. We wish to mark this special occasion with a three-day-long international conference (September 19-21), followed by an optional trip to some of his major works in the country (September 21).

The aim and the role of the conference is to place Lechner’s architectural principles and designing activity on the contemporary European scale, with the opportunity for comparisons on a wide horizon, while also giving an opportunity for presenting the results of most recent research.

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Programme of the conference


Photo: Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest, Ödon Lechner, 1893-1896. Source: www.imm.hu

Synagogue in Subotica targeted by Europa Nostra and EIB Institute


On 14-16 October, a delegation of heritage and financial specialists from the leading European heritage organisation Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute visited the Synagogue in Subotica, Serbia, listed among ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ monuments in Europe in 2014. The delegation took part in several working meetings with local and national stakeholders with the aim of supporting the rehabilitation of the Synagogue, considered one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture in Central Europe. The experts will help formulate a technical and financial action plan for its conservation before the end of this year.

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Photo: Rescue Mission in Subotica Synagogue, Serbia. Courtesy of Europa Nostra Serbia

Travelling exhibition The Nature of Art Nouveau 2 – Die Natur des Jugendstil  in Bad Nauheim – from 12 September to 26 October 2014


Organised by the Réseau Art Nouveau Network in the framework of the European project "Art Nouveau & Ecology" (2010-2015) supported by the Culture 2007-2013 programme of the European Commission, the exhibition comprises two identical concurrent exhibitions and has begun its journey to all partner cities in October 2013.

After Terrassa, the exhibition The Nature of Art Nouveau Die Natur des Jugendstil will be presented in Bad Nauheim at the Galerie in der Trinkkuranlage, fourth step of its European journey, from 12 September until 26 October 2014.

This exhibition is free and bilingual German-English.

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Flyer and cultural programme

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Do not forget that the double of the exhibition The Nature of Art Nouveau 1 will be presented in Barcelona at the Design Museum from the beginning of October 2014!


Photo: Poster of the exhibition The Nature of Art Nouveau - Die Natur des Jugendstil in Bad Nauheim

Visits Modernisme on foot at the MMCAT in Barcelona – from 4 to 25 October 2014


Route to discover the Modernist Barcelona

Every Saturday of October from 10 to 12 am, will take place at different stages of the Eixample in Barcelona, a walk that will allow us to approach more details of Modernisme.

The activity revolves around four themes for each day: the beauty and virtuosity of colour windows of buildings; sgraffito with their striking designs decorating the façades of iconic houses; the singular world of iconic animal in an era rich in symbolism; and delicacy and craftsmanship presents in the Masriera’s elegant jewelry.

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Photo: Poster of the event, source: www.mmcat.cat

Exhibition Line and shape at the Leopold Museum in Vienna – from 23 May to 20 October 2014


100 Master Drawings from the Leopold Collection

The collection of the Leopold Museum Private Foundation comprises approximately 5.400 works. 3.400 of these are works on paper, predominantly watercolors and drawings. Already in 2010 the Leopold Museum showed a representative selection of the Leopold Collection’s best watercolors in the presentation »Hidden Treasures«. The present exhibition »Line and Shape« unites 100 eminent examples of masterful draftsmanship of the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition affords interesting insights into the abundant compilation of drawings acquired by Rudolf Leopold during his 40 years of collecting art and features works by some of the best draftsmen of the 20th century, including Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and Alfred Kubin. The number and extraordinary quality of these works from the Leopold Collection is unrivalled by most other museums.

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Photo: Koloman Moser, Dancer (Design draft for a metal Relief), 1904 (c) Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 1692

The Horta Museum in Brussels honoured: EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards - on 10 October 2014


An award ceremony will take place at the Horta Museum in Saint-Gilles, Brussels, on 10 October (17.30) to celebrate its success in the 2014 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards. The museum received the prize for a 25-year conservation project led by architect Barbara Van der Wee (IP/14/283). The master plan, conceived in 1989, involved a complete renovation of the building.

Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, will present the award to Charles Picqué, Mayor of Saint-Gilles and President of the Horta Museum, and its curator, Françoise Aubry. Europa Nostra will be represented at the ceremony by Denis de Kergorlay, Executive President, Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, Secretary General, and Jozef Van Waeyenberge, President of Europa Nostra Belgium.

Baron Victor Horta (1861-1947) was one of the pioneers and leading figures of art nouveau architecture in Europe. He designed his house and studio in Saint-Gilles in 1898, and lived and worked there for 20 years. The site is one of four Horta buildings in Brussels that are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The objective of the restoration was to return the house and studio to their original condition. The jury praised the conservation for its precision and attention to detail, as well as the synergy between the curator and the conservation architect: "They succeeded in making themselves unobtrusive enough to allow Victor Horta, so to speak, to undertake the restoration of his own home,” the jury stated.

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is the most prestigious accolade in the sector. It covers four areas: conservation; research and digitisation; dedicated service; education, training and awareness-raising.
Source: European Commission


Photo: Horta Museum, source: Europa Nostra

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