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Brussels Art Nouveau & Art Deco Festival in Brussels – from 16 to 31 March 2019


The BANAD Festival is a special event that promotes the Art Nouveau and Art Deco heritage of the Brussels-Capital Region. It takes place every year in March, and in 2019 from 16 to 31 March.

At the heart of the festival are guided tours of the interiors of Art Nouveau and Art Deco buildings that are not normally open to the public. A unique opportunity to discover, or rediscover, these hidden architectural gems!

Other activities that promote Art Nouveau and Art Deco heritage are also organised as part of the Festival, to complement the guided tours of interiors, including: outdoor walking, cycling and coach guided tours; concerts; seminars; shows; activities for families; a collectors' fair; activities for disabled people; and activities for schools.

Do not miss to meet the RANN’s secretariat which will attend the Art Nouveau and Art Deco Antiques fair organized on Sunday 31 March 2019!

Organised by Explore.Brussels

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Picture: Logo of the BANAD Festival © Explore.brussels
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Restoration of the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest – from 4 September 2017 to September 2021


At the Threshold of a New Era

The complex development and re-foundation of the Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

Opened in 1896, the museum building is one of the chief works of visionary architect Ödön Lechner, who created a new style in architecture. Unfortunately, the building was severely damaged during the wars of the twentieth century and this by now has resulted in critical conditions at several parts of the building.

The Museum seeks to become the most exciting museum in Central Europe by launching the “Re-touching Programme” which creates a new relationship between the visitor and the art object with the deepening of perception, technology (origin), and the legend, all with a scholarly background.

The Museum of Applied Arts (IMM) will be closed for four years, however a new Art Nouveau exhibition is scheduled to be open in another building of the museum by Spring 2018.

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Picture: Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest © IMM

The RANN is now on YouTube


Discover the Réseau Art Nouveau Network's YouTube channel!


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Exhibition Otto Prutscher at MAK in Vienna – from 20 November 2019 to 17 May 2020


Universal Designer of Viennese Modernism

The exhibition of the MAK aims at presenting Otto Prutscher (1880–1949), seventy years after his death, in the manifold roles he played for the development of Viennese Modernism. Prutscher was a designing architect and a designer using all the different kinds of material of applied arts, an exhibition designer, a teacher, and a member of all important arts reform movements ranging from the Secession to the Wiener Werkstätte and the Werkbund.

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Picture: Exhibition "Otto Prutscher" © MAK

Travelling exhibition The Nature of Art Nouveau at the Villa Darvas-La Roche in Oradea – from spring 2016 


The Nature of Art Nouveau reveals the role that nature had in the Art Nouveau and how much it was the source of inspiration for the artists at the turn of 19th to 20th century.

Conceived by the Catalan art historian Teresa-M. Sala, The Nature of Art Nouveau is an exhibition based on both encyclopedic information and individual experimentation.
Using photographs and documents, together with a dynamic scenography created by Antoni Garau, it offers a concise view of Art Nouveau yet also aims to bring vividly to life the “perfumes, sounds and hues” of the natural world.

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 travels to all partner cities since October 2013.

After Subotica, the exhibition The Nature of Art Nouveau is presented in Oradea at the Villa Darvas-La Roche from 24 March 2016.

This exhibition is free.

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Picture: Gallé Studio, Dragongly, Photographic plate from the Ecole de Nancy Museum, inv. 2012.2.5.93 © Nancy, Ecole de Nancy Museum

Travelling exhibition The Nature of Art Nouveau at the Palacio del Segundo Cabo in La Habana – from spring 2016


The Nature of Art Nouveau reveals the role that nature had in the Art Nouveau and how much it was the source of inspiration for the artists at the turn of 19th to 20th century.

Conceived by the Catalan art historian Teresa-M. Sala, The Nature of Art Nouveau is an exhibition based on both encyclopedic information and individual experimentation.
Using photographs and documents, together with a dynamic scenography created by Antoni Garau, it offers a concise view of Art Nouveau yet also aims to bring vividly to life the “perfumes, sounds and hues” of the natural world.

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 travels to all partner cities since October 2013.

After Glasgow, the exhibition The Nature of Art Nouveau will be presented for the second time in La Habana at the Palacio del Segundo Cabo from spring 2016, with the support of the Brussels Capital Region.

This exhibition is free.

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Picture: Gallé Studio, Dragongly, Photographic plate from the Ecole de Nancy Museum, inv. 2012.2.5.93 © Nancy, Ecole de Nancy Museum

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

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