At the invitation of Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Director, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, Martin Roth, Director, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and Olivier Gabet, Director, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, the first meeting of the initiative of the Network of
the Applied Arts Museums will take place on 12 June 2015 in Vienna. The event will reflect the shared opportunities and challenges the Museums of Decorative and Applied Arts face today and explore the ways of capitalising fully on the synergies between institutions in the future. The meeting will also
discuss the relationships between Applied Arts Museums and creative industries and examine the social impact of the museums in a broader context.
Keynote speeches by John Kampfner, Director/CEO of the Creative Industries Federation in the UK, and Simonetta Carbonaro, Professor of Humanistic Marketing and Design Management at the University of Borås in Sweden, followed by discussion.
MAK Lecture Hall
FRI, 12.06. / 13:002015