Just gilded

In the workshop of the gilding company Kratochwill around 2,500 leaves and over 342 berries of the Secession dome were gilded with gold leaf.
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Gilding of the leaves

In the workshop of gilding company Kratochwill and the restorers Ulrike Rossmeissl and Wolfgang Schwarzkogler, around 2,500 leaves and over 342 berries of the Secession dome were painted and then gilded with gold leaf.
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The Secession without its dome

It was an unusual sight to see the Secession without its characteristic “Krauthappel”. The dome was dismantled for renovations between November 2017 and May 2018.
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Images of the construction site

The basement of the Secession has been redesigned. A room for events, new sanitary facilities and new elevators have been installed. In the room with the Beethoven Frieze a new LED light ceiling was installed. Photos: Secession
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The leaves are falling…

At the beginning of November 2017, the dismantling of the dome started. All leaves and the support structure were removed to be restored for several months.
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Federal Minister for Arts and Culture Thomas Drozda and City Councilor for Culture Andreas Mailath-Pokorny visiting the Secession

On February 22, 2017, Federal Minister for Arts and Culture Thomas Drozda and City Councilor for Culture Andreas Mailath-Pokorny visited the Secession. Together with Herwig Kempinger, president of the Secession, and Sylvie Liska of the Friends of the Secession, the press was presented with details on the renovations works and funding of the restoration of […]
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Doris Uhlich, Seismic Session

ImPulsTanz performed on August 10 and 13, 2017, on the Secession’s façade. Choreographer and that year’s danceWEB mentor Doris Uhlich developed – together with DJ Boris Kopeinig – a Seismic Session during ImPulsTanz festival 2017: a visual, acoustic and fleshy setting for the scaffolding constructed for renovation works at the Secession. A choreography of building, […]
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