Kitchen utensils and storage containers have never conformed to fashion, as they serve a utilitarian purpose, after all. Mostly made of copper, bronze, or lead, or finished in some form of ceramic material, decorated with secular and religious motifs, containers from both Europe and elsewhere were also eye-catchers in the kitchens, cellars, and pantries concerned.
Curator Elisabeth Schmuttermeier, MAK Curator Metal and Wiener Werkstätte Archive
MAK Study Collection The MAK exhibits part of its extensive collection on a permanent basis in the Study Collection. The arrangement by materials corresponds to the specializations of the collection's curators, while the selection of objects is based on major lines of development. Temporary exhibitions offer an opportunity to cast a spotlight on various aspects of the collection and to consider objects in the collection between the poles of applied and contemporary art.