Ceramics museum Information

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A Sèvres dinner-service on display at the Museo delle porcellane di Firenze.

A ceramics museum is a museum wholly or largely devoted to ceramics, usually ceramic art. Its collections may also include glass and enamel, but typically concentrate on pottery, including porcelain. Most national collections are in a more general museum covering all of the arts, or just the decorative arts. However, there are a number of specialized ceramics museums, with some focusing on the ceramics of just one country, region or manufacturer. Others have international collections, which may be centered on ceramics from Europe or East Asia or have a more global emphasis.

Outstanding major ceramics collections in general museums include The Palace Museum, Beijing, with 340,000 pieces, [1] and the National Palace Museum in Taipei city, Taiwan (25,000 pieces); [2] both are mostly derived from the Chinese Imperial collection, and are almost entirely of pieces from China. In London, the Victoria and Albert Museum (over 75,000 pieces, mostly after 1400 CE) and British Museum (mostly before 1400 CE) have very strong international collections. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Freer Gallery of Art in Washington DC (12,000, all East Asian [3]) have perhaps the best of the many fine collections in the large city museums of the United States. The Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning, New York, has more than 45,000 glass objects.

Specialist museums

Porcelain miners at the Meissen Porcelain Museum
The Terracotta Army on display; view from visitor's gallery.
The Musée nationale de la porcelaine Adrien Dubouché in Limoges concentrates on the local Limoges porcelain.
The 19th-century building (formerly the Egyptian embassy) of the Tehran The Glassware and Ceramic Museum of Iran.
The State Ceramics Museum, Moscow: A dinner service presented by Napoleon to Alexander I of Russia upon signing the Treaties of Tilsit.
A bottle kiln at the Coalport China Museum.

Many of the historic ceramics manufacturers have museums at or very near their factories, sometimes owned by the company, sometimes independent institutions. Among the more important ones, with large collections, covered in the articles on the concern, are: Meissen porcelain, [4] Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory, Doccia porcelain, Royal Worcester, [5] Wedgwood (now independent), [6] Royal Crown Derby and Herend Porcelain.

Some other specialist ceramics museums are (number of pieces are approximate):

in Australia
in Belgium
  • Musée de la Céramique, Andenne, Wallonia – tells you all about the famous ceramic from the city of Andenne [8]
in Brazil
  • Museu A CASA, São Paulo, São Paulo.
  • Oficina de Cerâmica Francisco Brennand, Recife, Pernambuco. 2000 pieces
  • Museu Udo Knoff de Azulejaria e Cerâmica, Salvador, Bahia. [9] 1200 pieces
in Canada
  • Gardiner Museum, Toronto, with 3,000 pieces. [10]
  • Medalta in the Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat, Alberta, 53,000. [11]
in China
in the Czech Republic
  • Museum of Czech Porcelain, Prague
In Denmark
in France [15]
in Germany
in Iran
in Italy
in South Korea
  • Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum, Gwanggju
  • Icheon World Ceramic Center, [28] [29] [30]
in the Netherlands
in Portugal
in Russia
in Spain.
  • Museu de Ceràmica, in the Museu de les Arts Aplicades, Barcelona.
  • Museo Nacional de Cerámica y de las Artes Suntuarias González Martí, Valencia, with over 5,000 pieces, mostly produced in the region. [35]
in Sweden
in Taiwan
in Thailand
in Ukraine
in the United Kingdom
in the United States

See also


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  5. ^ "Museum of Royal Worcester".
  6. ^ "The Wedgwood Museum − Home". www.wedgwoodmuseum.org.uk.
  7. ^ "National Museum Of Australian Pottery - Visit the Museum". www.australianpottery.net.au.
  8. ^ "Musée de la céramique |". www.ceramandenne.be.
  9. ^ "Museu Udo Knoff de Azulejaria e Cerâmica" (in Portuguese). Diretoria de Museus do Estado da Bahia (DIMUS). 28 March 2012. Retrieved 2019-02-16.
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  11. ^ "Medalta Website". Retrieved 2019-03-12.
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  16. ^ "usurped title". www.rouen-musees.com. Archived from the original on March 17, 2004. {{ cite web}}: Cite uses generic title ( help)CS1 maint: unfit URL ( link)
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  18. ^ "Limoges Porcelain - [Musée national Adrien Dubouché]". Archived from the original on 2008-12-29. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  19. ^ "Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden - Museums". Archived from the original on 2007-10-19. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  20. ^ "City of Dresden - Tourism - Zwinger". Archived from the original on 2009-05-03. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
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  23. ^ Hetjens-Museum Archived 2009-05-10 at the Wayback Machine website (in German)
  24. ^ Lonely Planet Iran Guide
  25. ^ "Museo della Ceramica di Savona". musa.savona.it.
  26. ^ "Faenza museum website". Archived from the original on April 12, 2009.
  27. ^ Daruma Magazine by Robert Yellin, (#40, Fall 2003)
  28. ^ http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=268225
  29. ^ "World Ceramic Exposition Foundation". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  30. ^ "Incheon Museums,The Incheon Museums". October 15, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-10-15.
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  32. ^ "КУСКОВО "Музей-усадьба «Кусково"". kuskovo.ru.
  33. ^ "The State Hermitage Museum: Collection Highlights". Archived from the original on 2011-08-05. Retrieved 2011-08-09.
  34. ^ "The State Hermitage Museum: Collection Highlights". Archived from the original on 2009-03-22. Retrieved 2009-05-05.
  35. ^ "Valencia Museum website".[ permanent dead link]
  36. ^ "Värmdö kommun | Gustavsbergs Porslinsmuseum". Archived from the original on 2013-11-14. Retrieved 2013-12-06.
  37. ^ "Historic and Ethnographic Monuments of Vinnytsya Region". 5 July 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  38. ^ "American Museum of Ceramic Art". Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  39. ^ Peterson, 409


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