The Victoria and Albert Museum: New Ceramics Study Galleries
The Victoria and Albert Museum has just opened its new Ceramics Study Galleries, which include more than 26,500 objects spanning almost the entire history of ceramic production from 30,000 bc to the present day. Sir Aston Webb’s bronze-framed wall cases of 1909, created for the original Ceramics Galleries, have been refurbished to highlight the exceptional pieces that explain the broad history of ceramics. Alongside them, modern glass and steel cases house the study collections. Computer terminals in the galleries allow access to cataloguing information and photographs of every piece in the collection. A special Study Centre has also been created to allow researchers and students to handle the pieces by appointment.
Ceramics Study Galleries · Victoria and Albert Museum, London · www.vam.ac.uk
Photo: Plate, Delft, Holland, 1750–1775. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. © V&A Images.