Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte - Geschichte des Kunstgewerbes

Franz Kirchweger
Conservation and Restoration, Conservation and Restoration
2022W, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S01126


Overview of the development of the so-called arts and crafts (applied arts/technical arts) from the Middle Ages to the 19th century based on major works in various materials (metal, ivory, glyptic, wood, ceramics, glass). The students should gain an understanding of the relevant artistic and technical factors, the historical classification, the function and meaning of objects as well as the scientific approach to the object itself (correct terminology and descriptions, etc.). Participation and discussion is expressly asked.
For dates see below "Anmerkungen".

Examination Modalities

Oral exams ; first date : 26.01.2023, 4:30pm (Salzgries, HS, 3rd floor) 


The course is held Thursdays, partly as a lecture, partly as an exercise on site in museum collections. There are dates as double-units for joint visits to the Treasury and the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Kunstkammer). Please note changing hours:
13.10.2022, 4:30pm-6pm, Salzgries, HS, 3rd floor
20.10.2022, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Schatzkammer/Treasury (Hofburg, Schweizerhof; meeting point: entrance hall)
03.11.2022, 4:30pm-6:00pm, Salzgries, HS, 3.Stock
10.11.2022, 4:00pm-5:30pm, Schatzkammer (as 20.10.22)
17.11.2022, 4:30pm-6:00pm, Salzgries, HS, 3.Stock
24.11.2022, double unit, 4:00pm-7:00pm, KHM (meeting point: Seiteneingang, Burgring 5)
01.12.2022, 4:30pm-6pm, Salzgries, HS, 3rd floor
15.12.2022, 4:30pm-6pm, Salzgries, HS, 3rd floor
12.01.2023,double unit, 4:00pm-7:00pm, KHM (meeting point as 24.11.22)
19.01.2023, 4:30pm-6pm, Salzgries, HS, 3rd floor

For each unit, the students receive a "handout" with illustrations and information on the objects discussed. There will also be a list of relevant literature on the topics discussed in the lecture.  

Key Words

Kunstgewerbe; Angewandte Künste; Technische Künste

Course Enrolment

Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Expanded Museum Studies (Master): Electives: Conservation and Restoration

Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (Master): Electives Area 2: Art History

Conservation and Restoration (2. Section): Geisteswissenschaften: Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte

Individual courses: possible