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Re-opening of the Trinkkuranlage in Bad Nauheim


After three years of construction and renovation, the Trinkkuranlage is open again to the public. The grounds were remodelled and in the former gargling-rooms a new kitchen has been installed for the adjoining café. The hall for meetings and events has got a modern annex with wardrobes and toilets.The historic dispensing fountain and the Kurbrunnen have not been touched.
The horsehoe-shaped Trinkkuranlage is part of the spa facilities. The balneotherapy of the Sprudelhof would consist in drinking the healing waters from three mineral springs in Bad Nauheim. In the Belle Epoque, there were concerts several times a day and the place with its colonnades was a popular meeting point for the international visitors.
Now concerts, exhibitions and all kind of events will put new life into the Trinkkuranlage and make it attractive again for the inhabitants of Bad Nauheim.


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A new guidebook to Secessional Architecture of Rijeka


Rijeka was for a long time a very important port and industrial town, but from 2000 its production diminished. Now the city is trying to convert itself into a touristic centre with emphasis on local historical and architectural values. Within the city territory, the main criteria regarding the selection of buildings and their inclusion into the guide framework are determined by the need to show to the citizens and tourists the existing Secessional buildings within the longer or shorter walk through the city centre. The buildings are chosen because of their importance, complete shape, composition of volume, the manner in which the interior space was constituted and because of the typical elements of the façade ornamentation suggesting the Secession decorative nature in its outer morphological configuration. The historical criterion embraces the early 20th century, i.e. the first two decades including also proto-rationalist architecture which announced more recent modern styles(1900-1925). During this period, Rijeka was ruled by Budapest governor while the architects were educated either in Budapest or in Vienna, so the architecture of Rijeka demonstrates a specific shape under various European influences of Secession style. 
Daina Glavocic – Julija Lozzi-Barkovic –Jasna Rotim-Malvic, Guidebook - Secessional Architecture of Rijeka (Croatia). DPU, Rijeka, 2011. In Croatian.


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Release of the 16th issue of the CoupDefouet magazine, Barcelona


CoupDefouet is published by the Urban Landscape Institute of the Barcelona City Council , which has the common commitment to find useful and efficient mechanisms for the protection and promotion of Europe’s Art Nouveau heritage. 
Coup de Fouet n°16 cover  and table of contents


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Women, Hand wowen Rugs, Home Industry at the Museum of Ethnology, Budapest - June 24, 2011 - August 26, 2012


The exhibition in the Museum of Ethnography in Budapest presents hand-woven wool rugs made in 19th century peasant households together with applied art objects produced by the turn-of-the-century home industry workshops of the country.
 
In some peasant communities woven wool rugs were major items in a woman’s trousseau, they played a part in the important occasions in human life. In the last decades of the 19th century, together with other creations of folk art, scholars and politicians became aware of woven rugs, discovering their aesthetic value and also seeing in them the possibility for integrating peasant work and women’s work, thus helping women to rise out of poverty. Amongst the newly created home-industry workshops, especially those in Torontál County (today part of Vojvodina, Serbia) played an important role the history of Hungarian applied arts, producing rugs and tapestries based on local “archaic” patterns, as well as on the designs of major art nouveau designers. (Pál Horti, János Vaszary).

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Multilateral Exchange 2: "New Technologies and Social Networks in the Diffusion of Heritage: Challenges and Opportunities", on 6 June 2011 at the Conservatory of Barcelona


One of the actions of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network is a number of multilateral exchanges, based on the specific needs of the participating partners. The exchanges will provide the opportunity for those working in the cultural heritage, education and academic sector to exchange their knowledge and experience across Europe, addressing themes relevant to the contemporary promotion of Art Nouveau. The first in the series, Art Nouveau and Listed buildings is planned to be held in Barcelona on 6 June 2011 and will deal with new technologies and social networks in the diffusion of heritage. For extra information on this event, please contact the Coordination Office (info@artnouveau-net.eu). 
Provisional programme  (Catalan-English-French version)


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Historical Lab 2: "Tourism and the Preservation of Art Nouveau Heritage: a source for funding…a source of problems?", on 4 June 2011 at La Pedrera in Barcelona


Through the Historical labs, we hope to create a exchange platform of knowledge at a European scale. The content of Historical Labs gathers research, experience and know-how so that the programme could interest the general public and professionals. The second Historical Lab of the project "Art Nouveau & Ecology" will take place in Barcelona on 4 June and will explore the following topic: "Tourism and the Preservation of Art Nouveau Heritage: a source for funding…a source of problems?". The event is open to the public. Free entrance. (Photo : (C) Arxiu Obra Social CatalunyaCaixa. Fotògraf: Xavi Padrós).
Provisional programme  (in Catalan, French, English)
Know more about our Historical Labs


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7th Barcelona Modernista Fair - 3, 4 & 5 June 2011


On 3, 4 and 5 June 2011, Cor Eixample—Trade and Professional Association for the Right Side of the Eixample—and the Institut Municipal del Paisatge Urbŕ—Barcelona City Council—are organising the seventh Barcelona Modernista Fair.
As in other years, the fair will be located on carrer Girona—between av. Diagonal and carrer d’Aragó—with leisure and cultural activities for young people, adults and the little ones. Among other activities, visitors can enjoy kids’ games, shows, workshops, a museum displaying period cars, a conference on Modernisme, guided tours, street entertainment and many other surprises. Other towns and organisations which also share a relationship with Modernisme will be attending, as well as a stand offering information and selling products related to Barcelona’s Ruta del Modernisme.
Furthermore, whoever comes dressed in an Art Nouveau period style will receive a gift photo of themselves and go into the draw for a trip, among other prizes.
For more information, you can contact the Centre del Modernisme, tel. +34 933 177 652, or webwww.rutadelmodernisme.com , or Cor Eixample tel. +34 934 871 243.


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Re-opening of the Palau Güell


The Palau Güell reopened its doors to the public last 26 May 2011, once the restaurtation works, that started in 2004, were concluded. 


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Terrassa Modernist Festival - 6, 7 & 8 May 2011


During these three days, Terrassa will travel back a century ago and live again the Modernist splendour of the end of the 19th century and beginning of 20th century. A programme of more that 200 activities (ancient style circus, music, ball, theatre, crafts fair, antiquities, food, visit tours, workshops and shows for children) makes the Modernist Festival one of the unmissable Modernist events in Catalonia.
Flyer  (in Catalan)


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Restoration of Hospital Sant Pau


Hospital de Sant Pau, The Modernista Complex by Lluis Domènech i Montaner, 1902, was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO in 1997. Once the hospital was moved to other premises, the Modernista complex could start the restauration works in 2009. Until now the pavilions of Santa Apol·lonia and Sant Jordi have been fully restored. 


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New catalogue of the Daum collection at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy


The Daum collection of the Fine Arts Museum in Nancy is considered as a reference by the scientific community as well as the general public. It has indeed no equivalent in another museum in France or abroad. 
In order to underline its full dimension, the museum wished to create a catalogue to illustrate its richness and variety : from Art Nouveau to the beginning of Art Déco, from the fifties to the contemporary period, the whole story of the factory is told through this new catalogue. Some hundred illustrations, fifty of which are full pages, unveil the main masterpieces, the 735 objects of the collections being presented on a DVD along with the catalogue. 
The text of the book benefits from a wide research work led by a new scientific team composed with Christophe Bardin, teacher at the Paul Verlaine University in Metz and author of a art history thesis about Daum, Mireille Mazet, art historian specialized in glass, Benoît Martin, in charge of the Decorative Arts collection of the Fine Arts Museum of Nancy, Claire Stoullig, heritage chief curator and director of the Fine Arts Museum of Nancy and Valérie Thomas, heritage curator and director of the Ecole de Nancy Museum. 
In French. Fage Editions. 2011.


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European Art Nouveau Secrets: Victor Horta's Maison Aubecq and Mackintosh's Ingram Street Tearooms - 20 April 2011 


Lectures by Guy Conde-Reis (architect, Brussels Directorate of Monuments and Sites) and Alison Brown (curator for European Decorative Art, Glasgow Museums).
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"Victor Horta, a lost world" at the Autrique House - 8 April to 31 December 2011


The exhibition dedicated to Victor Horta by the Autrique House Association offers to discover or rediscover the key moments of an architectural work that has disappeared. This initiative is part of the movement of revival Art Nouveau recollection that has already been well existing in the Brussels Region for several years. It is hard to believe that an architectural work once celebrated and built in quality materials with a brilliant know-how happened to be so fragile. Its history could be the topic of a modern fable. (Source: agenda.be)


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Suur-Merijoki manor as a total work of art in Hvitträsk - from 8 April to 22 December 2011


Exhibition presents Suur-Merijoki manor, that was built 1901-1904 in the Rural Commune of Viipuri on the Karelian Isthmus, which at the time of construction belonged to the autonomous Grand Duchy of Finland in the Russian Empire.
Designed by the architects Herman Gesellius (1874-1916), Armas Lindgren (1874-1929) and Eliel Saarinen (1873-1950), the main building of Suur-Merijoki Manor is the best-known and most complete total work of art in the history of Finnish architecture.
The collaboration of these Finnish architects still at the beginning of their careers with their client, the businessman Maximilian Othmar Neuscheller of St. Petersburg, was an opportunity for realizing even their wildest plans. Suur-Merijoki Manor was intended for the leisure use of a family with seven children.
On display are beautiful original furniture and sculptures from Suur-Merijoki manor. Manor and its' planning is presented by colorful watercolor washes by Gesellius, Lindgren and Saarinen. Maximilian Othmar Neuscheller himself photographed his leisure house and on display are also color photographs taken by Neuscheller during 1910's.


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"Boldini and the Belle Epoque" at Villa Olmo in Como - 26 March to 24 July 2011


In the series of Italian exhibitions aimed at high attendance, the Villa Olmo is a newcomer who has made itself a name with offers that are not very daring but are prepared with great professionalism. On the shores of lake Como, two steps from Villa d’Este, one of the most famous palaces in Europe, and after Magritte, Klimt and Miro, the Villa presents Boldini. A painter of society at the end of the XIXth century, an Italian successfully transplanted in Paris, Boldini is back in fashion in the art market: recently he signed a spectacular sale (5.8 million $ on 4 November 2010 at Sotheby’s for Portrait of Giovinetta Errazurriz). His large works of aristocrats in evening clothes were the major figures of Europe at the eve of World War I. The beautiful Singer, Demidoff and Concha de Ossa ladies are in some ways the portrait of a careless civilization in front of the abyss. Boldini’s work hid the work done in parallel by other Italian painters, shown here purposely. While there was a retrospective of Giuseppe de Nittis’s work just recently at the Petit Palais in Paris, Vittorio Corcos and Federico Zandomeneghi still lack «visibility» outside of the peninsula. (Source: ArtAujourd'hui.Info)


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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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