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Great success for the 2014 Art Nouveau World Day!


Organized by the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest in cooperation with Szecessziós Magazin (Art Nouveau Magazine) and the Partage-Plus Project, the Art Nouveau World Day took place on 10 June 2014.

The Réseau Art Nouveau Network was glad to celebrate this great event with you and thank you for your massive participation on our Facebook page to the Art Nouveau selfie contest!

And the winner is…
Among the 65 Art Nouveau selfies submitted, the public award was attributed to Olga Harmsen, for her selfie taken at Spuiweg 176-180, Dordrecht (n°1), who receive the highest number of “Like” at midnight, end of the Art Nouveau World Day!
The Réseau Art Nouveau Network also attributed a jury award to Jérôme Perrin’s selfie, taken at the Majorelle Villa in Nancy (n°8) second on the podium!
The happy winners will receive special Art Nouveau prizes, especially Art Nouveau publications.

Videos of our members
Discover also videos or interviews of some of our members presented on the occasion of the Art Nouveau World Day to share their knowledge and know more about the Art Nouveau heritage in the cities of our Network!

La Chaux-de-Fonds
Bad Nauheim
Helsinki
Budapest
Darmstadt
Glasgow
Oradea 
Melilla
Subotica
La Habana
Alesund
Aveiro
Riga
Nancy - interview
Bruxelles-Brussel - interview  

See you next year for the 2015 Art Nouveau World Day!


Picture: Olga Harmsen's selfie, Spuiweg 176-180, Dordrecht

Commonwealth Lecture Series Place-making and Sustainability in Glasgow – from 4 June to 3 September 2014


Glasgow City Heritage Trust is happy to announce The Commonwealth Lecture Series.
The lectures will cover a wide range of innovative and exciting topics, including “Sustainable Development in World Heritage Cities” by Elene Neguisse, and our partner from Barcelona, Lluis Bosch Pascual, Head of the Routes and Publications department of the Urban Landscape Institute of the Barcelona City Council will explain “How Barcelona became a tourist destination”.

More information about the lecture series (programme and venues)


Picture: Barcelona, Sagrada Familia, A. Gaudi.

Historical Lab 5 Consistency of inner and outer spaces in European Art Nouveau architecture in Rīga – 5 September 2014


In the framework of the project Art Nouveau & Ecology supported by the programme Culture 2007-2013 of the European Commission, the Réseau Art Nouveau Network, as a network of cities aiming to preserve, study and promote Art Nouveau at a European scale, organises a one-day symposium on 5 September 2014 on Consistency of inner and outer spaces in European Art Nouveau architecture in Rīga.

Please find the programme of the Historical Lab 

Register by email to maruta.briekmane@riga.lv or by fax at +371 67281184 before the 20th of August 2014!

More information


Picture: Rīga, Alberta iela 12, Staircase, architect Konstantīns Pēkšēns, 1903, Photo R.Salcevičs

Exhibition Masters of Art Nouveau at the Museum of Applied Arts of Budapest in Budapest – from 24 May to 31 August 2014


The exhibition of the Art Nouveau collection of the Museum of Applied Arts, which met with success in the Musei Capitolini in Rome this spring, is on display in Budapest from 24 May, 2013.

The main emphasis of the programme 2013 of the Museum of Applied Arts is to display this internationally significant Art Nouveau collection both to the national and international public. Part of the Hungarian-Italian Cultural Year 2013 this spring the Museum of Applied Arts organised a large-scale exhibition displaying almost 100 objects in the Musei Capitolini in Rome, which exhibition can now be seen in the Üllői street building.

It represents the technological and artistic innovations of the heyday of Secessionism with outstanding artefacts from the period between the Paris Universal Exposition 1889 and the Turin Universal Exposition of Decorative Art 1911 and shows the influences among the different artistic fields and among the artists from different nationalities.
The glass and ceramic objects –masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Émile Gallé, the Daum brothers and the Zsolnay factory- which form the main part of the exhibition are enriched by jewels (René Lalique) and tapestries (József Rippl-Rónai, Otto Eckmann).

More information about the exhibition, the Museum and discover the amazing 360 degree virtual tour of the exhibition!


Picture: János Buch, Architectural ceramics for façade decoration, manufactured by the Zsolnay factoryPécs, 1911

Exhibition The Bigot Pavilion – Art Nouveau Architectural Ceramics from Paris at the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest – from 26 April 2013 to 31 August 2014


In 2013, the Budapest ensemble of Alexandre Bigot’s monumental architectural ceramics can be seen for the first time since the Paris World's Fair of 1900. The ensemble was acquired with government funds by the director Jenő Radisics at the Paris Universal Exposition 1900 and has never been on display so far.

Alexander Bigot’s pavilion constructed of Art Nouveau architectural sample pieces –wall revetments, fireplace frames, columns with plastic decorations, brackets, friezes- was bought entirely by the museum and was transported to Budapest after the exposition. The objects were deposited in the huge basement of the Museum of Applied Arts.
The designers of the architectural ceramics were such outstanding French architects and sculptors of the period like Jules Lavirotte (1864-1924) or Paul Jouve (1878-1973). Similar pieces of architectural ceramics displayed at the exhibition can be found on facades of several Art Nouveau apartment buildings and palaces in Paris even today.

The present exhibition hints at the future of the museum, expressing the desire that many hidden artworks in the collection, such as these, should be displayed – something which will only be possible after the reconstruction of the building designed by Ödön Lechner.

More information


Picture: Musem of Applied Arts, Budapest

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

Responsible publisher: Arlette Verkruyssen, General Director,
Brussels Regional Public Service - Bruxelles Développement urbain (Brussels Urban Development),
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