Annual Conference 2007, Vienna (Austria)

13 years ago

»Collecting Decorative Arts and Design: Individual Approach and Responsibility for the Universal Heritage. Private Collectors and Public Institutions«

18 to 25 August 2007

MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art

Report

ICDAD - International Committee of Decorative Arts and Design has organized a meeting within the ICOM General conference 2007 in Vienna. The topic of the conference was "Collecting Decorative Arts and Design: Individual Approach and Responsibility for the Universal Heritage. Private Collectors and Public Institutions".

The conference was hosted by the MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna. The agenda of the one week meeting was focused on new research on the history of collecting in the field of Decorative Arts, new displays and restored interiors in our field in Vienna and its environs: Visits to the castle of Schloss Hof, hunting ground for Prince Eugene of Savoy, Laxenburg, former country residence of the Habsburgs and the Esterhazy fortress Forchtenstein did make part of the program. The collections of the MAK and the former Silver chamber and Imperial Furniture Collection were important points of visit.

The recently newly installed Liechtenstein museum in the 9th district was the place for a presentation and reception as well as the MAK. ICDAD took the chance to invite other committees like DEMHIST and Costume and Glass for this reception in order to foster the exchange of ideas. A focus was laid on contemporary Design, with guided tours and visits to contemporary jewellery designers workshops and the "Quartier 21", space for contemporary Design and Art within Vienna's "Museums Quarter".

Three days of lectures helped the participants to get a deep insight of the development of Decorative Arts and Design in Austria.

The post conference tour was focusing on the relations between Vienna and the Czech Republic, visiting the Moravian Gallery and Mies van der Rohes Tugendhat Villa in Brno and the birthplace of the architect and designer Josef Hoffmann in Brtnice /Moravia, which is runned since 2006 as a joint branch of the MAK, Vienna, and the Moravian Gallery, Brno. This also meant an exchange of knowledge and expertise with Czech colleagues in the field in order to broaden the view of what Collecting in the field of Decorative Art could mean nowadays.

Programme




Saturday, 18 August 2007

13.00 - 16.00 Registration
17.30 - 20.00 Welcome Reception hosted by the KHM (Arthistorical Museum) and the NHM (Museum of History of Nature) on Maria Theresienplatz

Sunday, 19 August 2007

08.30 - 17.00 Registration
10.30 - 11.30 Opening Plenary Session of the General Conference
11.30 - 12.00 Coffee break
12.00 - 13.00 Keynote Speeches
14.00 - 17.30 ICDAD Excursion to Schloss Hof, formerly in the possession of Prince Eugen, later the property of Empress Maria Theresia, reopened in May 2005 with the original furniture, tile stoves, silver etc. belonging to the castle installed in the original settings
18.30 - 21.00 Dinner in a restaurant at the river Danube






Monday, 20 August 2007

08.30 - 17.00 Registration (ICOM General Conference)
09.00 - 12.30 Lectures at the MAK
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch in the MAK




14.30 - 17.00 Visit to the MAK Branch Geymüllerschlössel and the Sobek Collection; a summer house built shortly after 1808, fully furnished in the Empire and Biedermeier style containing a superb collection of old Viennese clocks
18.00 - 22.00 Visit to the Liechtenstein Palace, private collection of the Princes of Liechtenstein, containing paintings, Viennese porcelain, Badminton Cabinet, bronzes, furniture of the 16th-18th century. Guided Tour and joint reception with the members of DEMHIST and ICFA in the museum garden or the Sala Terrena


Tuesday, 21 August 2007



09.00 - 12.30 Lectures at the MAK
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch in the MAK
14.00 - 15.30 Visit to the Imperial Silver and Porcelain Collection in the Hofburg
16.00 - 18.00 Visit to the Imperial Furniture Collection




19.00 Evening reception at the MAK with the members of DEMHIST and ICFA




Wednesday, 22 August 2007



09.00 - 12.30 Lectures, Marketplace Discussion and general assembly for ICDAD members in the MAK
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch in the MAK
14.00 - 18.00 Select one Afternoon Excursion:




  MAK Storage of Contemporary Art Depot Gefechtsturm Arenbergpark
or: Contemporary Jewellery, Ceramics, Design
or: Visit to Schönbrunn Palace and Park




Thursday, 23 August 2007

08.30 - 21.00 Excursion to Forchtenstein, fortress of the 17th century containing remarkable collections and the recently reinstalled treasury of the Dukes of Esterhazy
Visit of Laxenburg and Franzensburg, former Imperial castles with garden and buildings and interiors dating from the 16th to the 19th century
Evening at a Heurigen in Baden or Soos near Vienna, short visit to Baden - Biedermeier city and spa near Vienna


Friday, 24 August 2007

09.00 - 11.00 Final Plenary Session of the General Conference
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 - 13.00 Closing of the General Conference
13.00 - 14.00 Press Conference
13.30 - 15.30 Lunch break (Working Lunch for New Exec. Council)
15.30 - 17.00 Advisory Council
19.30 Farewell Party


Saturday, 25 August 2007



18.30 - 22.00 Post Conference Excursion to Brno, Czech Republic - Moravian Gallery, Villa Tugendhat by Mies van der Rohe and Brtnice, Moravia, the birthplace of Josef Hoffmann where the Moravska galerie in Brno and MAK, Vienna, maintain a joint branch of both institutions.

Recipes

Please enjoy the Recipes by Luise

A short definition of the word Gugelhupf:

The Gugelhupf is an important icon of the viennese kitchen. The origin of the word Gugelhupf itself can be traced back to the Middle High German word "gugel" which defined a hood or a headscarf. It is also related to a variant of the word "Hefe" (=yeast), which would give the Gugelhupf the exact name "Germkapuze" (=yeast hood).

Pumpkin seed Gugelhupf

Ingredients for the pastry:

  • 120 g of butter
  • 250 g of baking sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 250 g wheat flour
  • 1/2 pack of baking soda
  • 100 g grounded hazelnuts
  • 1/4 l of milk

Butter and wheat flour for the Gugelhupf pan

  1. Stir butter, baking sugar and eggs until it is foamy.
  2. Then add the wheat flour mixed with baking soda, the grounded hazelnuts and the milk.
  3. At last you fill the pastry in an oiled and floured Gugelhupf baking pan and bake it at 150° for 1 hour.

Poppy Gugelhupf

Ingredients for the dough:

  • 180 g of butter
  • 180 g of baking sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 180 g of grounded poppy
  • 180 g of grounded almonds

Ingredients for the icing:

  • 130 g of chocolate
  • 100 g of butter
  • 1/2 bottle of almond flavour

Butter and wheat flour for the Gugelhupf pan

  1. Stir butter, 140 g of baking sugar and yolk until it is foamy.
  2. Then add grounded poppy and grounded almonds.
  3. In the meantime whip the egg-white with 40 g of baking sugar.
  4. At last mix the whipped cream with the pastry.
  5. Now fill it into the Gugelhupf pan, which should be oiled and floured and bake it at 160° for 1 hour.
  6. When it is finished you have to wait for 5 minutes until you topple the cake.
  7. Finally you can cover the Gugelhupf with the icing, made out of melted chocolate, melted butter and added almond flavour.

Red wine Gugelhupf

Ingredients for the dough:

  • 380 g of wheat flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 280 g butter
  • 300 g powdered sugar
  • 1 pack of vanilla sugar
  • 1/4 l of red wine
  • 1 tea spoon of cinnamon
  • 150 g grounded nuts
  • 1 pack of baking soda
  • 150 g of melted chocolate

Ingredients for the icing:

  • 200 g of chocolate

Ingredients for the decoration:

  • 25 g of hacked pistachios or almond slivers

Butter and wheat flour for the Gugelhupf pan

  1. Stir butter, sugar, vanilla sugar and yolk foamy.
  2. Add slowly the red wine and the cinnamon.
  3. Then add the melted chocolate and the grounded nuts.
  4. Meanwhile whip the egg-white.
  5. At last add whipped egg-white by turns with the flour mixed with baking soda.
  6. Finally fill the pastry into an oiled and floured Gugelhupf pan and bake it at 180° for 1 hour.
  7. When it is finished you have to wait for 5 minutes until you can topple the cake.
  8. Then you can cover it with the icing and decorate it with pistachios or almond slivers.