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© Kunstgewerbemuseum / Saturia Linke
© Kunstgewerbemuseum / Saturia Linke
© Kunstgewerbemuseum / Saturia Linke
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstgewerbemuseum / Fotostudio Bartsch, Berlin

The eighteenth century was the century of porcelain. Princes, aristocrats and the well-to-do bourgeoisie were absolutely addicted to this “white gold”. People would even speak of the maladie de porcelain. Those who couldn’t afford genuine porcelain turned to faience to decorate their dining tables, cabinets, mantel pieces and commodes.

The exhibition has various thematic focuses:

  • How did porcelain make its way from Asia to Europe?
  • To what extent are the aristocratic lifestyles of the Rococo period reflected in the art of porcelain and faience?
  • What were some of the compositional particularities of the medium, and what were the production techniques?

The fact that porcelain remains relevant to designers today is displayed through a feature on “Porcelain and 3D Printing”.

The Kunstgewerbemuseum is continually working to update the presentation of its holdings to reflect the diversity of its collection in a range of formats. The collection of eighteenth-century European porcelain and faience represent a focal point of the museum, and feature items of outstanding quality. Their new presentation within the chronological progression of the display is positioned beside the cabinet, which was installed in 2014, featuring fashion and accessories from the Rococo period, allowing visitors to draw parallels between the two displays.

A permanent exhibition of the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

Opening hours,

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday-Friday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday-Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
  • 1. January 12:00 - 18:00
  • 1. May 11:00 - 18:00
  • 3. October 11:00 - 18:00
  • 24. December closed
  • 25. December 11:00 - 18:00
  • 26. December 11:00 - 18:00
  • 31. December closed

Location,

Museum of Decorative Arts
Matthäikirchplatz, 10785 Berlin

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+49 (30) 266 42 42 42

Website,

www.smb.museum/en/exhibi…

Prices,

Admission price 8,00 €

Kulturforum all exhibitions: 16,00 €

Reduced price 4,00 €

Kulturforum all exhibitions: 8,00 €

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