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3rd Creative Mackintosh Festival in Glasgow – from 1st to 31 October 2014 


Throughout October 2014, the third annual Creative Mackintosh festival celebrates the creative achievements of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow’s most famous architect, designer and artist.

October becomes ‘Mackintosh month’ as visitors and locals alike are invited to enjoy a programme of events with a focus on architecture, design, visual arts and crafts in the city where he lived and worked.

From Wednesday 1st to Friday 31st of October, over 30 different events and exhibitions will take place across the main Mackintosh attractions, buildings and collections in and around Glasgow.

From walks, workshops and exhibitions to performances and talks, events are designed for all ages, to appeal to those who know nothing about Mackintosh, as well as established aficionados.

The programme will feature a range of formats with free exhibitions and workshops, ticketed tours and sociable evenings with food and drink.

Discover the full programme

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Photo: Cover of the festival programme

Visits Mackintosh's journey from student to master architect at GSA - from 1 July to 30 September 2014


During the Summer, and after, discover Mackintosh's story at the GSA, from student to master architect, on an hour long tour with our award-winning guides.

Explore Mackintosh's inspiration, education and the relationships he formed at the School.

Uncover architectural gems in the local area and examine the exterior of Mackintosh's Masterwork, The Glasgow School of Art.

More information and Online booking


Photo: A visit at the GSA, source: www.gsa.ac.uk

Call for public subscription chandelier decorated with seaweed of L. Majorelle for the Ecole de Nancy Museum – from 20 September 2014 to 4 January 2015


A chandelier decorated with seaweed of L. Majorelle, a new work for the Ecole de Nancy Museum
A subscription by the Association of Friends of the Ecole de Nancy Museum (AAMEN)

To mark the 50th anniversary of the museum in 2014, the Association of Friends of the Ecole de Nancy Museum (AAMEN) launched a public subscription for the purchase and restoration of the chandelier decorated with seaweed, ordered to Louis Majorelle in 1904. The Association wishes to acquire in favour of the collections of the Ecole de Nancy Museum, which does not possess this model.

Dismantled after World War II, the chandelier requires an intervention before it can be presented in the permanent collections. It will be thus entrust after the acquisition, to restorers of metal and fire Art. They will carry out cleaning, dusting, realize the missing parts, will review the assembly of the various components as well as electrical installation. This intervention should enable to present it again, functions to the exhibition rooms.

For the acquisition and restoration of this lamp, an amount of € 30,000 would be required for the Friends of the Ecole de Nancy Museum (AAMEN) to complete this operation. To finance this amount, the association appeals to the generosity of everyone, individuals and businesses, in order to buy and restore this work in the framework of the law on patronage. This support to a work of general interest, or patronage, entitles the donors to certain tax advantages. Thus, companies benefit from a tax reduction of 60% of the donation amount, and individuals from a 66% reduction.

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Photo: Louis Majorelle, Chandelier decorated with seaweed, 1904, Ecole de Nancy Museum

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

31st European Heritage Days – from 20 to 21 September 2014


The next European Heritage Days in the Brussels-Capital Region will take place on 20 and 21 September 2014 and will be dedicated to “History and memory”. This theme will enable to present buildings which were witness of major historical events, destination venues of remarkable persons, known artists, writers or philosophers and welcome places of historical associations.
Museum institutions dedicated to history as well as monuments or commemorative public spaces, of which those erected in remembrance of First and Second World Wars, will be also highlighted.

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Place where Nature is everywhere present, the Ecole de Nancy Museum is particularly close of the thematic of these European Heritage Days, “Cultural heritage – natural heritage”!
To go into this subject in depth, the museum invites its visitors to linger at the garden to discover the essences carefully cultivated by the service of parks and gardens of the City of Nancy, and to play at the little game of connections with the works of the museum with the help of a booklet specially published.

The horticulture and landscape School of Roville-aux-Chênes will also exhibit in the garden a selection of anemone.
And also:
Jamble sale of exhibition catalogues
Free visit of the permanent collections

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Have a nice heritage week-end!


Photo: Poster of the Heritage Days 2014 in Brussels

Symposium Mackintosh Architecture at the Hunterian in Glasgow – on 19 September 2014


In July 2014, The Hunterian, University of Glasgow, has launched a major new online resource: Mackintosh Architecture: Context, Making and Meaning. This website is the culmination of a four-year project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, which has developed the first catalogue raisonné of Mackintosh’s architecture and that of the practice of John Honeyman & Keppie / Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh.

This one-day symposium will explore the development of the project and its research outcomes.

Speakers include the project team: Professor Pamela Robertson, Joseph Sharples, Dr Nicky Imrie; and Roger Billcliffe; Ranald MacInnes, Historic Scotland; and Dr William Kilbride, Digital Preservation Coalition. Organised by The Hunterian in association with the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society.

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Programme and registration


Photo: Flyer of the symposium

Exhibition And yet there was Art! at the Leopold Museum in Vienna – from 9 May to 15 September 2014


Austria 1914–1918

The assassination of the Austrian heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, on the 28th of June 1914 in Sarajevo was the fatal trigger of World War I. One hundred years on, the Leopold Museum is dedicating a comprehensive exhibition to the fate of Austrian artists (Egon Schiele, Albin Egger-Lienz, Anton Kolig, Kolo Moser, Gustav Klimt...) who were active between 1914 and 1918.

Selected works by contemporary artists from Italy, Romania, Russia and Serbia – the countries that Austria-Hungary fought on the frontlines during World War I – create a connection to the present. Presented in the exhibition are 200 works, 40 of which hail from the collection of the Leopold Museum, 30 from the Leopold Collection II and 130 from public and private Austrian and international lenders. The historical objects are complemented by contemporary art interventions.

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Photo: Egon Schiele, One-Year Volunteer Lance-Corporal, 1916 (c) Leopold Museum, Vienna, Inv. 1418

Exhibition Toward the light at the Museum Künstlerkolonie, Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt – from 17 May to 14 September 2014


TOWARD THE LIGHT The Artists’ Colony Exhibition of 1914

The anniversary exhibition to Artists’ Colony Exhibition of 1914 at the Mathildenhöhe (on the day exactly 100 years after this last historic Great Exhibition after the ones in 1901, 1904 and 1908 - presents with works by Albin Müller, Bernhard Hoetger, Elizabeth Duncan, Friedrich Wilhelm Kleukens, Emanuel Josef Margold, Arnold Mendelssohn and Heinrich Jobst the whole spectrum of creative work from architecture and painting to sculpture and applied arts to music and dance. Historical documents and works of art highlight the importance of this exhibition before the great war.

To bring alive the spirit of the Artists’ Colony Exhibition of 1914, the Künstlerkolonie Museum (Artists' Colony Museum) presents both paintings, sculptures, drawings, jewelry and photographs from the Municipal Art Collection of Darmstadt as well as valuable loans from public and private collections. They bear witness to the unbroken optimism of modernity, which ruled in the Darmstadt Artists' Colony until the outbreak of the First World War and which is still noticeable on the Mathildenhöhe.

Curator of the exhibition: Dr. Philipp Gutbrod, collection curator and curator, Institute Mathildenhöhe

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Photo: Poster of the exhibition "Toward the light - The Artists’ Colony Exhibition 1914"

Antoni Gaudi, Victor Horta and l’Ecole de Nancy highlighted in the Fèvres Magazine dedicated to Art Nouveau and the ironwork


The Fèvres Magazine (specialized in the field of the transformation of the ore into metal and of metal into object) dedicates its 50th issue to Art Nouveau and the ironwork and tackles especially the work of iron of Antoni Gaudi (article written by Luis Gueilburt, one of our member of the City of Melilla) and of Victor Horta (article written by Françoise Aubry, curator of our institution member the Horta Musem), but also its importance for the Ecole de Nancy (Jacques G. Pfeiffer).

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Photo: Cover of the Fèvres Magazine

Exhibition From the Archive at the Jugendstilsenteret in Alesund – from 25 April to 14 September 2014


"FRA ARKIVET"

The Jugendstilsenteret (Art Nouveau Centre) in Ålesund has invited the artists Elsebeth Jørgensen (DK) and Helene Sommer (NO) to create new works of art based on the Art Nouveau Centre's collection and archives, as well as on Ålesund’s architecture, its surroundings and its many stories.

They have been encouraged to investigate the stories contained within this visual and historical material, and the new narratives and expressions that can be created with this in mind.

The exhibition is on the 2nd floor of the Art Nouveau Centre.

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Photo: Helene Sommer, Om måser og gråstein - About gulls and granite(2014), Jugendstilsenteret

Visits Summertime 2014 in Schaerbeek, Brussels – from 22 June to 7 September 2014


This Summer again the association Heritage of Schaerbeek (PatriS) offers, with the support of Cécile Jodogne, deputy burgomaster for the Heritage and Tourism, various guided tours of Schaerbeek town and especially the visit “on the traces of the architect Henri Jacobs”.

These walks are free but the registration is compulsory.

Information flyer


Photo: Information flyer

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)


Photo: Barcelona, Sagrada Familia, A. Gaudi.

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!


Photo: 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.

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Photo: Musem of Applied Arts, Budapest

Brussels Art nouveau. Around Gabriel Charle's houses (1868-1919) at the Halles Saint-Gery in Brussels – from 1 to 31 August 2014


Brussels is a region full of Historical buildings. In spite of a complexe history, the city has préserved buildings which are real pieces of Art around the year 1900.
The exhibition Around Gabriel Charle's houses (1868-1919) is an invitation to discover the intimacy of significant works of art from the architect and decorator Gabriel Charle in Brussels. 

Through a selection of important ornaments, detail foto's and original comments, the tour in the Halles Saint-Géry will make you appreciate a less known tendancy of Art nouveau in Brussels.

Open during August in the Halles Saint-Géry, a guided tour on request can give you more information about the exhibition.

Halles Saint-Géry
1 Place Saint-Géry, 1000 Bruxelles
Information about guided tour
Tel : 0032 498 70 11 03
E-mail : pierreanagnostopoulos@hotmail.com


Photo: Flyer of the exhibition

 

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union