Annette Ahrens SAMMLUNG FALTUS Wiener Porzellanfiguren des Rokoko Album Verlag, Vienna
The porcelain specialist Annette Ahrens, i. a. founding curator of the Augarten Porcelain Museum in Vienna, has rewritten
the history of small sculpture in Viennese porcelain on the basis of what is probably the most significant established collection:
that of Mr. and Mrs. Faltus. The publication contextualizes the development of porcelain sculpture in the Viennese manufactory
in terms of the cultural setting in which it was produced, while also comprehensively highlighting for the first time the
history of collecting in this area.
This event launches the wide-ranging series of activities by the MAK to celebrate the 300th year since the Vienna Porcelain
Manufactory was founded in 1718, which will culminate in the major exhibition 300 YEARS OF THE VIENNESE PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY (16 May – 23 Sep 2018).
On the publication Rainald Franz, Curator of the exhibition 300 YEARS OF THE VIENNESE PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY and Curator, MAK Glass and Ceramics Collection Hilde Faltus, Collector
Reading Annette Ahrens, Author, Art Historian, and expert in historical and contemporary art of dining
With representative holdings of ceramics from Austrian production from the sixteenth century until today, unique groups of
objects such as the legacy of the Wiener Porzellanmanufactur (Vienna Porcelain Manufactory) and the extensive collection of
tiled stoves, hafner ware, and majolica of the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. The MAKs Ceramics Collection is
one of the foremost collections of its type in the world.