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Exhibition The Cradle of Art Nouveau. Victor Horta and Brussels at Pelgrims House in Brussels – from 11 to 28 September 2014

Created by the Brussels Capital Region, richly illustrated, the exhibition highlights the most beautiful realisations of the architect Victor Horta, registered on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and plunge the visitor in the intimacy of the creation of one of the greatest Art Nouveau artists, movement which has revolutionized the European spatial and architectural conceptions at the dawn of the XXth century. The Tassel, Solvay and Van Eetvelde Hôtels, as well as the personal house of the architect mix with the dismantled magnificence of the Aubecq Hôtel, demolished during the 1950’s, but of which a part of the façades, as a giant jigsaw, was recently put back together.

Scientific curators: Isabelle de Pange, Marie Resseler
Creation : Monuments and Sites Directorate – Brussels-Capital Region / 2012

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Picture: Hotel Tassel, Victor Horta

Exhibition Silver Age at the Belvedere Museum in Vienna – until 28 September 2014

Russian Art in Vienna around 1900

The Belvedere’s exhibition Silver Age - Russian Art in Vienna around 1900, scheduled for summer 2014, is devoted to Russian art and the cultural relations between Russia and Austria at the beginning of the twentieth century. The term Silver Age refers to the cultural bloom in Russian literature and the visual arts after 1900 and is considered an equivalent to the German expression Jugendstil or Art Nouveau.

The exhibition Silver Age - Russian Art in Vienna around 1900 presents works by such Russian artists as Michail Vrubel, Valentin Serov, Nicholas Roerich, and Boris Kustodiev, whose pictures were on display in Vienna more than one hundred years ago, and illustrates the mutual influences of this cultural exchange between Russian and Austrian art.

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Picture: Léon S. Bakst, Curtain „Elyseum“, 1906, Russian Museum

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.
Art Nouveau buildings, such as the Ciamberlani hotel, will be open!

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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!

Picture: 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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Picture: Flyer of the symposium

Release of the 23th issue of the coupDefouet Magazine from 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.

This new release, which highlights the Hungarian architect Ödon Lechner, is especially interesting as it dedicates one article to the travelling exhibition "The Nature of Art Nouveau" organised by the RANN, which is actually presented in Bad Nauheim (until 26 October 2014) and will be soon in Barcelona (from the beginning of October until 6 January 2015), written by the curator of the exhibition, Teresa M. Sala.

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Picture: Cover of the coupDefouet Magazine 23

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