Klimt Studio ΠSociety

Annual general assembly, 2nd May 2018

Annual general assembly, 21st April 2017

Annual general assembly, 17th May 2016

Annual general assembly, 16th April 2015

Election of board members, auditors and honorary members, appointment of advisors; new bye-laws. Pls. see About Us.

Klimt Society celebrates at Klimt Villa in Vienna on Sunday 28th September 2014

  • The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards 2014

    The Gustav Klimt Memorial Society was Austria's winner of one of the 27 EU Prizes for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, presented during a ceremony at Vienna Burgtheater earlier in the year on 5th May.

  • European Heritage Day, Sunday 28th September at Klimt Villa

    To celebrate this prestigious award granted by the European Union and the Cultural Heritage Organisation EUROPA NOSTRA, the Klimt Society hosted a "Local Award Ceremony" on European Heritage Day with free entrance for all visitors to Gustav Klimt's last and only surviving studio at Feldmühlgasse 11, A - 1130 Vienna.

  • NEW Book Presentation: GUSTAV KLIMT- ATELIER FELDMÜHLGASSE 1911-1918

    Klimt's studio was in a garden cottage. Five years after he died the cottage was transformed into the new-baroque villa. From 1923 until 1939 the owner was Ernestina Werner-Klein. Klimt Society was especially pleased and honoured that Ernestina's grand-daughter Mrs. Joanna Beck, who lives in London,
    was with us to celebrate this memorable day.

    The new book is volume one in a series "Edition Klimt" edited by Sandra Tretter, Peter Weinhäupl (Klimt-Foundation) and Felizitas Schreier, Georg Becker
    (Klimt-Society). Produced by the Klimt-Foundation, Christian Brandstätter publisher.

    Speakers during the Ceremony on 28 th September 2014
    • Alexander Kottulinsky, President of Austrian Castle Association and Council Member of Europa Nostra
    • Eva-Maria Höhle, Chief-of-Conservation (ret.), Austrian Federal Monuments Office and President of Europa Nostra Austria
    • Wilhelm Rasinger, Managing Director of Klimt-Villa Events Ltd
    • Sandra Tretter, Managing Director of Klimt-Foundation
    • Felizitas Schreier, President of Klimt Society who had the privilege of receiving the EU Prize Trophy and Document during the ceremony in Vienna in May.


Klimt Society wins Europa Nostra Award

EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2014

Klimt's Studio open to the public

Gustav Klimt's last studio in the renovated villa at Hietzing (Feldmühlgasse 11, 1130 Wien) was opened on 30th September 2012, European Heritage Day. For more details, opening hours etc. see: www.klimtvilla.at

Restoration of Klimt's Garden

Prof. Herbert Eipeldauer, Senior Partner, Garden and Landscape Co. Ing. Eipeldauer, member of the Klimt Society for many years, supports the Klimt Society goal to restore some of Klimt's colourful garden of blooms and bushes. "Klimt Rose", the original rose-bush from Klimt's time will be enlarged to the shape of rose-bed and various plants and flowering bushes will be planted on the south-side of the building.

Appeal/Petition to the City of Vienna

The Society continues to be vigilant in maintaining its original goal of preserving Klimt’s Studio and Garden for everybody to enjoy, actively building awareness and successfully lobbying against recently proposed change of use for the beautiful garden to building plots for land development immediately next to Klimt Villa!

The Appeal to the City of Vienna (2013) and the Petition to protect the garden spaced around Klimt Villa (Dec. 2013 – March 2014) were successful ! The City passed a majority vote to retain the garden space.

33rd regular general assembly

16th April 2015, at Klimt-Foundation, Breite Gasse 4, 1070 Wien;
Election of board members, auditors and honorary members, appointment of advisors. Pls. see About Us.

2014, pls. see German page VEREIN, Archiv.

32nd regular general assembly

25.th March 2014, 18.15h
Bezirksmuseum Hietzing, Am Platz 2, 1130 Wien

Events hosted by the Klimt Society, 2013

25th June 2013, 19.00

„Salonstunde" Gustav Klimt mit allen fünf Sinnen mit Michaela Schlögl und Wilhelm Sinkovicz

18th April 2013, 18:00
31st General Assembly at District Museum Hietzing,
followed by a lecture: Dr. Margareta Vyoral-Tschapka, formerly at Federal Monuments Office "Gustav Klimt: Entwürfe zum Ausstellungsgebäude der Wiener Secession"

Studio Presentations by the Klimt Society, 2000 until 2007

First Studio Presentation, 20th Sept. 2000 - 7th Jan. 2001

Cf. Society Guest Books; more than 4.600 visitors; the exhibition area consists of only one room, Klimt's studio proper.

Second Studio Presentation, 6th April 2001 - April 2005

Cf. Society Guest Books; international visitors in large numbers; the exhibition space is enlarged and covers the studio proper, the rooms where Klimt's models used to stay and the reception room; "East Asian Influences in Klimt's Art" being added as exhibition theme. Details: cf. German homepage, VEREIN, ARCHIV, Zweite Präsentation.

Third Studio Presentation, May 2005 - June 2007

In cooperation with Leopold Museum Privatstiftung, supported by Österreichische Kulturvereinigung (Austrian Cultural Association) a. o. This third presentation, more ambitious and visibly more professionally done than ever before, was highly acclaimed by tourist guides' groups, by visitors from all over the world, esp. Japan, France, Italy, United Kingdom and USA and by numerous event organisations; cf. Society Guest Books. Details: cf. German homepage, VEREIN, ARCHIV, Dritte Präsentation.

The Third Studio Presentation included eleven exhibition panels with themes of Klimt and Klimt's studio at Feldmühlgasse, German, English, with images of Klimt's work and photo documents.

Lebensdaten / Biography; cf. KLIMT, Biography

Der Atelierraum / The Studio; cf. STUDIO, Description of Studio

Das Empfangszimmer / The Reception Room ; cf. STUDIO, Description of Studio

"Nichts sollte weggenommen werden…" / "Nothing should be removed…"; cf. STUDIO, History of Building, The Studio according to Schiele's Wish

Der Garten / The Garden; cf. STUDIO, The Garden

Ateliers und Wohnungen / Studios and Homes; cf. KLIMT, Gustav Klimt's Studios

Eine kurze Baugeschichte / A brief History of the Building; cf. STUDIO, History of Building

Anmerkungen zu Klimts künstlerischer Entwicklung / Observations on Klimt's Development as an Artist; cf. KLIMT, Gustav Klimt about his Art

Klimts Modelle / Klimt's Models, cf. exhibition panel below

Lebensmenschen um Klimt / People in Klimt's Life, cf. exhibition panel below

Ostasiatisches bei Klimt / Klimt and East Asian Art; cf. exhibition panel below

Exhibition Panels