Room 139: Ceramics Study Galleries Britain and Europe

Jean Jacques Spängler, Derby Porcelain factory, about 1794. Museum no. C.9-1975

Jean Jacques Spängler, Derby Porcelain factory, about 1794. Museum no. C.9-1975


The Curtain Foundation Gallery

The Ceramic Study Galleries house the greater part of the V&A’s ceramics collection. In this room you will find British and European porcelain, and pottery made after 1800. Introductory displays in the wall cases are arranged by place of origin, technique, and date. The visible storage display in the centre of the gallery contains the bulk of the collection, arranged according to the same principles as the wall cases.

Room 139 is on Level 6 of the V&A South Kensington.

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Objects you can find in this gallery:

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Event - Edmund de Waal

Tue 20 May 2014 18:30

EVENING TALK: Edmund de Waal is one of the world’s leading ceramic artists. His work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries in the UK and Europe and he is a renowned historian of the medium.

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