Thursday, 12 January 2012 6:00 PM
A series of special events will take place in Vienna this year to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the artist Gustav Klimt, one of the city's most famous sons.
There will be more works by the modernist painter on display in Austria's capital than ever before.
Institutions taking part in the initiative include the Museum of Applied Art/Contemporary Arts, which will showcase Klimt's designs for a mosaic that was installed in the Stoclet palace in Brussels.
A total of nine blueprints measuring about one by two metres will feature in the exhibition, which will run from March 21st to July 15th.
People visiting Vienna between May 10th and October 29th this year can head to the Theater Museum to see a new display featuring Klimt's famous painting Nuda Veritas as its centrepiece.
The Wien Museum, meanwhile, will present a public showcase of its entire Klimt collection for the first time this year, comprising about 400 sketches, paintings, studies and other works.
Set to run from May 16th to September 16th, the exhibition is being designed to provide new and interesting angles on the artist's creative development.
Other shows and events will be taking place at venues such as the Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, the Upper Belvedere and the Kunstlerhaus.
Travellers can find out more about the works of Gustav Klimt by watching this video:
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