RUDOLF VON EITELBERGER:
Networker in Art History
Thu, 27.04.2017–Sat, 29.04.2017
MAK Lecture Hall
The Department of History of Art of the University of Vienna, the MAK, and the University of Applied Arts Vienna are organizing
a joint conference on the occasion of the 200th birthday of Rudolf von Eitelberger.
As the first director of the Imperial Royal Museum of Art and Industry (ÖMKI), the present day MAK, Rudolf von Eitelberger
(1817–1885) represents the starting point for many innovations and initiatives that influenced not only artistic life in Vienna:
he held the first professorship for art history at the University of Vienna (1852), was a decisive initiator and founding
director of the first museum of applied arts outside of England (1863) with the realization of the ÖMKI, as well as of the
school of applied arts linked with the ÖMKI (1867, the present day University of Applied Arts).
Eitelberger founded the Quellenschriften für Kunstgeschichte und Kunsttechnik des Mittelalters und der Neuzeit (1871) and was closely linked with the early movement for monument preservation Central-Commission zur Erforschung und Erhaltung der Baudenkmale. His diverse areas of activity make clear that Rudolf von Eitelberger played a central role in the linking of art history,
applied arts, and cultural policy in the Vienna of the Ringstraße period, whereby his impulses were able to spread in terms
of their influence well beyond Vienna itself.
A joint event of the Department of History of Art of the University of Vienna, the MAK, and the University of Applied Arts
Organisation: Tanja Jenni, Eva Kernbauer, Kathrin Pokorny-Nagel, Raphael Rosenberg, Julia Rüdiger, Patrick WerknerThe conference is public and admission is free.Download Program >>Please register:For further questions please contact: email@example.com
Conference27.–29.4.2017The conference is public and admission is free.MAK Lecture Hall, Weiskirchnerstraße 3, 1010 ViennaDownload Program >>Please register:For further questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org