The imperial privilege for porcelain production in Vienna was granted to Claudius Innocentius Du Paquier in May 1718. Three
hundred years later, the MAK has taken this as an opportunity to dedicate a large exhibition to Viennese porcelain, highlighting
the founding and history of the second-oldest porcelain manufactory in Europe. International loans that have never before
been displayed in Vienna are joined by unique pieces from the holdings of the MAK and other Austrian collections.
Curator Rainald Franz, Curator, MAK Glass and Ceramics Collection Research Associate Michael Macek, MAK Glass and Ceramics Collection
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.