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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


Picture: 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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Press release


Picture: 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!


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

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),
CCN - Rue du Progrès 80, B. 1, 1035 Brussels - Belgium