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Mackintosh Church from another view

From 3 December 2011 to  30 January 2012

A photographic exhibition by Gabriel Taylor
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Photo: Queen's Cross Interior

Launch of the first issue of the review Bruxelles Patrimoines 

Published by the Direction des Monuments et des Sites-Région de Bruxelles-Capitale.

Bruxelles Patrimoines is bound to a curious public about Brussels, who's invited to discover this city's heritage and to know more about restorations, heritage sites listing, studies, excavations, management...
The first free issue is dedicated to the scholastic architecture in Brussels.

Photo: Couverture Bruxelles Patrimoines 001

"Mackintosh: Building the Future" Symposium at the Lighthouse in Glasgow-3rd February 2012

The buildings of Charles Rennie Mackintosh form a major component in Glasgow’s cultural heritage and are celebrated internationally. Concern however is growing about the condition and long-term future of a number of the Mackintosh buildings. A one-day symposium is being organised by the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society in partnership with the Mackintosh Heritage Group to assess what has been achieved to date and what is required for the future.
Confirmed speakers include:
John McAslan | Executive Chair + Founder John McAslan + Partners
Roger Billcliffe | Managing Director, Billcliffe GalleryAlex Adamson | Buildings at Risk Register
David McLaughlin | Conservation architect and building historian
3rd February 2012, from 9.30 am.
To register interest in the Symposium:
Tel: 0141 946 6600

Photo: Mackintosh Center, source: CRMS

Victor Horta revisited! Symposium at the Belgian Comic Strip Center - 3 December 2011

 While Horta has acquired an international reputation in the 1900s and is responsible for the spread of Art Nouveau in Europe, it is only long after the demolition of the People's House in 1965 and the creation of the Maison Horta in 1969 that the art of building and living was highlighted. Since then, various organizations, authors, private owners, curators and architects have done a remarkable job of fighting for the preservation, disclosure, restoration, reconstruction, and especially the partial redeployment of his unique work. Important actors will speak at the symposium, which will conclude with a discussion. Are involved in this issue, among others (to be confirmed): Jos Vandenbreeden (Archives of Architecture Sint-Lukas), Arlette Clauwers (Korei), Françoise Aubry (Horta Museum), Michael Gilbert (owner of Horta houses), Arno Weltens (Stichting behoud Nederlandse architectuur Jugendstil), Barbara Van der Wee (architect), Jeanine Lambrecht (VUB), Dirk Van de Vijver (Utrecht University) and Jan van Kasteren, Jasmijn Mooren, Teun Bonenkamp (Junior League of Utrecht University).
Organized by Erfgoedcel Brussel-VGC


Aladár Körösfoi-Kriesch (1863-1920) exhibition at the Molnar-C.Pal Museum

An exhibition of Aladár Körösfoi-Kriesch (1863-1920), founder of the Gödöllõ artists' colony of the Hungarian Art nouveau is opened since the 16th November 2011 until the 25th February 2012 at the studio-museum MCP. The exhibition is curated by István Bizzer.
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Photo: Aladár Kőrösfői-Kriesch self-portrait,1915

Guided Tour of Architect Enric Sagnier´s Works (1858-1931)


Organised by l'Institut Municipal del Paisatge Urbà i la Qualitat de Vida

From Saturday, 1 October 2011 to Sunday, 8 January 2012, a guided route is being offered to get to know Enric Sagnier´s architecture. This is the architect with the largest number of buildings in Barcelona. This itinerary, which coincides with the exhibition that CaixaForum is holding on the architect, aims to reveal the different archaeological styles of this prolific artist by visiting buildings such as the Arnús Bank, the Miquel Fargas House, the Church of Pompeii, or a single-family home situated on the Avinguda Diagonal.
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Photo: Enric Sagnier. Casa Rupert Garriga, 1909-1912.

Exhibition Between lights at the Fernando Pinos Art Gallery 

Organised by the Fernando Pinos Art Gallery

From the 1st December 2011 to the 30th January 2012.
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Photo: H. Guimard, Lampada de Saubretaula, (c) Fernando Pinos

International Symposium in Brussels : Brussels as the convergence of arts (1880-1914) - from 24 to 26 November 2011

Multiple relationships that develop between art, music and literature is one of the main features of modernity across Europe in the late nineteenth century. The symbolism is, in this regard, the movement whose representatives in all disciplines, have shown the most enthusiasm to cross the arts. Social transformations of Belgium and the economic success of enlightened bourgeoisie allowed Brussels to establish itself as one of the most dynamic European capitals that will, in this process, around 1900, link symbolism and Art Nouveau. It is in this context that this conference has been created. Brussels as the convergence of arts (1880-1914) gathers specialists of litterature, music and art of the end of the 19th century. Researchers, PhD students, teachers are invited to present their research in an interdisciplinary perspective that crosses the methods and approaches for deepening the knowledge of the artistic culture which built Brussels as a Capital of Art Nouveau.

Programme (in French and Dutch)


Historical Lab 3: Nature, Creativity and Production at the time of Art Nouveau in Milano - 19 November 2011

Through the Historical labs, we hope to create an 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 third Historical Lab of the project "Art Nouveau & Ecology" will take place in Milano on 19 November and will explore the following topic: "Nature, Creativity and Production in Art Nouveau". The event is open to the public. Free entrance. 

Programme in Italian, French and English

Know more about our Historical Labs

Photo: Como, Guido Ravasi, 1922-1929 Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Museo Studio del Tessuto, cat. AS.1771

Emilio Ambrosini : architectural achievements 1884-1912

Museum of the City Rijeka
From 15 September to 20 October 2011

Izložbom i monografijom bit će predstavljeno cjelokupno poznato stvaralaštvo ovog najznačajnijeg riječkog secesijskog arhitekta u periodu od njegova dolaska u grad na Rječini 1884. pa do kraja života, odnosno 1912. godine. Nakon studija u Grazu Ambrosini je stvarao u duhu srednjoeuropskog visokog historicizma. Zbog ispolitizirane kritike javnosti, naručiteljevih zahtjeva, a možda i nostalgije za stilom koji je obilježio njegovo školovanje do kraja je karijere zadržao historicističko oblikovanje fasada i artikulacije unutarnjeg prostora, istovremeno prateći i umjetnička zbivanja u Beču. Odande su početkom 20. stoljeća počeli pristizati impulsi modernog znanstvenog urbanizma koji su ga naveli na projektiranje objekata sveobuhvatnih secesijskih obilježja (kuće Schittar, Fabich itd.). S obzirom da se secesija u nas uglavnom realizirala kroz pročelnu plastiku od neprocjenjive su nam važnosti Ambrosinijeva pročelja ukrašena figurativnom i geometrijskom dekoracijom klasične profinjenosti. Nemilosrdni zakoni tržišta primorali su ga na povratak nasljedstvu stilova prošlosti, no i u takvim ostvarenjima razvidno je njegovo zrelo poimanje arhitekture. U sklopu izložbe bit će izdana i monografija Emilio Ambrosini na hrvatskom i talijanskom jeziku. Izložba će biti otvorena 15. rujna u 20 sati i moći će se pogledati do 29. listopada 2011. U istom razdoblju u Muzeju će se organizirati edukativno-kreativne radionice za djecu i mlade. Radovi polaznika bit će izloženi na zajedničkoj izložbi radova. U sklopu izložbe bit će izdana i monografija Emilio Ambrosini na hrvatskom i talijanskom jeziku. Izložba će biti otvorena 15. rujna u 20 sati i moći će se pogledati do 29. listopada 2011. U istom razdoblju u Muzeju će se organizirati edukativno-kreativne radionice za djecu i mlade. Radovi polaznika bit će izloženi na zajedničkoj izložbi radova.

Photo: Ambrosini Exhibition, Source: Muzej-Rijeka

Suur-Merijoki Manor as a total work of art

The Hvitträsk Museum, Luoma
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.


Photo: Plan for chatting corner of the hall. Eliel Saarinen 1902. Source:

Publication: Nancy Tourisme Magazine 3rd Issue

The 3rd issue of the Nancy Tourisme Magazin is published by the Tourist of the City Nancy and the exposure of the Great Nancy.

It contains some articles about Art nouveau, like "The Brasserie Excelsior is celebrating its 100th anniversary", "Jacques Gruber, an outstanding exhibition", "2012, the year of Jean Prouvé" and "The future Congress Center Prouvé".


Photo: Nancy Tourisme Numéro 3

Victor Horta Revisited! The art of living and shopping

BELvue Museum
From 5 October to 4 December 2011

The Art of Living focuses on Horta’s innovations in the programme of civil living and the diaspora of his concepts on Brussels and Europe. Horta designed the most optimal living and residential environment. To Horta Living means an act and atmosphere at the same time. With nature as benchmark he takes stone, glass and metal to form a biomorphous architecture sprouting from the way people are and live.
the Art of Shopping reflects the times when Emile Zola wrote his novel Au bonheur des Dames in 1883 and focuses on shopping in stores and warehouses designed by Horta and the atmosphere of shopping at the turn of the century in 1900 in Brussels and Europe.
Admission free.



Photo: Victor Horta

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art acquires Key Work by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

Supported by the Art Fund

The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is delighted to announce the acquisition of The Mysterious Garde (1911) by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (1865-1933). This stunning work is a superb addition to the Gallery's holding of early twentieth-century Scottisch art. The acquisition has been made in celebration of the Gallery's 50th anniversary which took place in 2010. The Mysterious Garden was purchased for £230,000 from the Fine Art Society, London with substancial assistance of £115,000 from the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for works of art.
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Photo: The mysterious Garden, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh, source: La Tribune de l'Art.

Two cities of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network in the French broadcast "Des racines et des ailes"

Françoise Aubry (Horta Museum) and Helen Kendrick (Glasgow City Heritage Trust) spoke about Victor Horta and Charles Rennie Mackintosh during the reporting "Art Nouveau Masters" in the french TV broadcast "Des racines et des ailes, le nouvel Orsay", on the 9th November 2011.
The broadcast will be repeated on the 24. November at 21.08 and on the 28. November at 13.59 on the channel TV5 Monde.
Watch the broadcast (in French) 

Photo: Des racines et des ailes le nouvel Orsay, source:

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