january 23, 2019 - Leopold Museum

HIDDEN TREASURES II - ARTWORKS SEEK SPONSORS

HIDDEN TREASURES II 
ARTWORKS SEEK SPONSORS

06.12.2018 - 28.04.2019

“Hidden Treasures II” shines the spotlight on central works of the Leopold Museum’s Collection which could not be displayed for a long time due to their precarious state of preservation. The exhibition affords exciting insights into the many facets of the collection – showing paintings by Tina Blau, Kolo Moser and Anton Kolig, graphic works by Lovis Corinth, Bertold Löffler and Maria Likarz-Strauss, as well as important arts-and-crafts objects and items of furniture by Dagobert Peche, Josef Hoffmann and Otto Wagner.

At the same time, the presentation reflects one of the key responsibilities of a museum, which, along with research, education and the presentation of artworks, resides in the preservation of art for our cultural memory. Since the first presentation of the project “Hidden Treasures” initiated by Director Hans-Peter Wipplinger in 2016, numerous patrons could be won, whose generous financial involvement will contribute to making these treasures permanently accessible to the public once more.

The comparison between objects which have already been restored and those “treasures” which have yet to be rescued illustrates the broad spectrum of today’s conservational possibilities, which range from securing the basic substance of an artwork to restoration work concerning appearance or presentation all the way to preventative maintenance.

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