Congress of the International Confederation of Architectural Museums Vienna, September 22-26, 2002
The conference was based at the Architekturzentrum Wien, which reopened in October 2001 on the premises of the MuseumsQuartier, which unites baroque buildings, new architecture, cultural institutions of all sizes, various disciplines of art, and recreational facilities in a single spectacular location.
Conference Organizer: Dietmar Steiner (Director, Architekturzentrum Wien), Monika Platzer (Archives and Collection, Curator, Architekturzentrum Wien)
Conference Treasurer: Karin Lux (Finance and Controlling, Architekturzentrum Wien)

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ICAM11 – Vienna

Laurenz Spenning: Plan for the north tower of St Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna (detail), around 1465. ©Wien Museum

conference programme icam 11

Saturday 21 September 2002
Pre-conference Tour:
Otto Wagner`s Apartment (tour: Otto Antonia Graf), Haus Wittgenstein, Gasometer, Brenner Apartment (tour: Anna Stuhlpfarrer)

Sunday 22 September 2002
Board Meeting, Az W (Library), for Board Members only
Walking Tour: Nationalbibliothek, Looshaus, Retti Candle Shop, Zacherlhaus, American Bar, Secession, Atelierhaus der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien/Semperdepot (tour: Carl Pruscha)
Reception at the City Hall of Vienna: Cocktail and opening address: Rudolf Schicker, Executive City Councillor for Urban Development, Traffic and Transport, Michael Snodin, ICAM president, Dietmar Steiner, Az W

Monday 23 September 2002
Lecture by Hermann Czech: Introducing Austrian Architecture
Tour MuseumsQuartier Wien, Quartier 21, Mumok – Museum of Modern Art
Building visit: Postsparkasse
Archival visit: MAK -Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

Evening Session: Architecture Museums from the Baltics to Balkans (New Missions, New Models, New Activities)
chair: Karin Hallas, Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia (
Speakers: Maria Khrustaleva, Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, Russia: Architectural Heritage of Russia in Records and Archival Institutions
Morta Bauziene, Lithuanian Museum of Architecture, Vilnius, Lithuania: Changes in the Lithuanian Architecture and the Museum of Architecture
Andrej Hrausky, Architekturgalerie DESSA, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Can we put Architecture inside Museums?
Pál Ritoók, Museum of Hungarian Architecture / Marta Branczik, Architectural Archives of the Budapest Historical Museum, Budapest, Hungary: Has Time stopped?
Petr Krajãi, National Technical Museum, Dept. of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic: Report on the Damages to the Collection caused by the Recent Floodings

optional archival visit: Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Drawing Collection
Search for Traces. Recent results in the scholarship on gothic architectural drawings, Hans Böker, McGill University, Montréal

Tuesday 24 September 2002
Morning Session: Architecture of Museums.
chair: Ulrike Jehle Schulte-Strathaus, Architekturmuseum Basel (
Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, ETH Zürich, Switzerland: Content versus Event
Theodora Vischer, Schaulager Basel, Switzerland: Schaulager – a Different Space for Art?
Roger Diener, Diener & Diener, Basel, Switzerland: Museum Extensions

Archival visits: Albertina, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek/Bildarchiv
optional exhibition visit: The New Library in Alexandria, curated by The Norwegian Museum of Architecture, Oslo
Evening Session: Architectural Museums. New Buildings – New Possibilities.
chair: Ulf Grønvold, The Norwegian Museum of Architecture (
Winfried Nerdinger, Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München, Germany: Architekturmuseum in the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Jean-Louis Cohen, Institut Français d’Architecture, Paris, France: The Chaillot Project, Paris
Timo Tuomi, The Finnish Museum of Architecture, Helsinki, Finland: The ARMI Centre for Architecture, Design and Construction
Charles Hind, British Architectural Library Drawings Collection, London, Great Britain: RIBA at Victoria and Albert Museum
Terence Riley and Peter Reed, MoMA New York, USA: MoMA Moves Forward: Here and There

Wednesday 25 September 2002
Morning Session: Architecture and the Digital Picture
chair: Wim de Wit, The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA
Bernhard Franken, Architect, Frankfurt, Germany: Real as Data. Reproduction and Original in Digital Architecture
Martha Thorne, The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Architecture, Chicago, USA: Architectural Documents of the Future. What to Collect?
David Powell, Swedish Museum of Architecture, Stockholm, Sweden: ECMADE – A Virtual Museum of Architecture and Design for Europe

Bustour Vienna: Villa Primavesi (tour: Mara Reissberger), Werkbundsiedlung, Sargfabrik, Steinhofkirche

Evening Session: ICA-SAR (International Council on Archives, Section of Architectural Records): Future Perspectives.
Open General Assembly: ICA-SAR’s Participation to the next Alcaláde Henares Conference on Architectural Records, Spain, March 2003.
chair: Pierre Frey, Archives de la Construction Moderne, Lausanne, Switzerland (

Parallel informal meeting: Architectural Exhibitions of International Scope: an Exchange of Ideasand Programme News.
chair: Nicholas Olsberg, Centre Canadien d’ Architecture; Montréal, Canada (

Thursday 26 September 2002
ICAM General Assembly
Benedictine Abbey Melk, Kolomani Saal
Closing of the ICAM 11 conference
Tour of the Benedictine Abbey Melk
Lunch Melk, Stiftsrestaurant
Boat trip
Melk-Spitz / Spitz-Dürnstein
Farewell Heuriger, Nikolaihof Wachau, Mautern

Post conference tour

Brno, Zlin, Budapest 27 – 1 October, 2002

The geographical location of Vienna invites us to look beyond the borders of Austria, not to look back in a nostalgic way but to look at the similarities and the differences in three cities of central Europe, bearing in mind the question – how can architecture construct a “meaning” within urban culture in relation to cultural traditions, political conflicts and what role architecture plays today within urban societies?

Friday 27.September 2002
Brno: Villa Tugendhat, Fairgrounds, Hotel Avion

Saturday 28 September 2002
Bat’a Company Town of Zlin

Sunday 29 September 2002
Spa town Luhacovice situated in Southern Moravia, about 20 km from Zlin with a stop at buildings by Jurkovic and Fuchs, then onwards to Budapest.

Monday 30 September 2002
Budapest, Inventing a Hungarian Architecture (Lechner, Arkay, Kos, Lajta and many others)

Tuesday 1 October 2002
Second part Budapest-tour

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