During the closure of the museum due to the Corona crisis, we shot short films in the exhibition, depot and library. Since some of our visitors expressed themselves positively about it, we simply continued filming. Here are the latest films - with the curator Wolfgang Schilling you will visit the Selb site of Porzellanikon to see the porcelain production and technical ceramics.
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Stories from the museum’s collection storage with chief curator Petra Werner
There is not a single piece of porcelain from the 280,000 objects in the collection that Petra Werner does not know anything about!
She has selected a small selection of special exhibits and informs about exciting details in short stories.
You will find more entertaining stories from the collection storage
Stories from the exhibition with curator Thomas Miltschus
Stories from the exhibition with chief curator Wolfgang Schilling
In the exhibition "On the life and work of porcelain makers in Europe", everything revolves around the people in the factories. How long were the working hours? What did the workers earn? What illnesses did they have to deal with. What role did factory owners play? Wolfgang Schilling answers these and other questions.
More entertaining stories from the exhibition can be found
Advanced Ceramics - a largely unknown but highly exciting material. It is impossible to imagine modern life without medical technology, steel production, automotive engineering or electronics. Porzellanikon has dedicated a separate section of the exhibition to this fascinating material. Chief Curator Wolfgang Schilling takes you on a journey into a world of ceramics that promises surprises and new things.
More interesting stories from the exhibition can be found
A tour of the library with the librarian and archivist Dr. Rüdiger Barth and Dr. Bernd von Chiari
Any comprehensive study of the subject of "porcelain" also requires a corresponding theoretical background knowledge. This is provided by our library with more than 23,000 titles on various porcelain topics such as art, economy and history. This makes it the largest porcelain library in Germany. The librarian and archivist Dr. Rüdiger Barth reports on the history, structure and contents of this important institution.
More about our library can be found
Explore Museum Education from home
On the air: Christoph Uhlig and Regine Leineweber. Listen, learn and marvel with us at porcelain objects from the 3D printer or freshly casted hieroglyphics with a little translation assistance.
The videos are in German, but also easy to understand by watching. Enjoy!
You can find more videos
Experience the museum live
Visit Porzellanikon at its two locations - Hohenberg an der Eger and Selb. In an ideal way, they embody the tradition of the porcelain industry in what is still the most important porcelain region in Europe today - in North-Eastern Bavaria. For a visit with children, we recommend the Porzellanikon in Selb (Factory & Technology). For porcelain lovers, we recommend the Porzellanikon in Hohenberg (Villa & Collection). There you will experience the beauty and diversity of 300 years of European porcelain culture.
Demonstrations & Activities
Day of Expertise
with the curatorial team
July 30th, 2020 from 10:00 to 17:00 at the Porzellanikon Hohenberg an der Eger.
RESTAURANT IN THE PORZELLANIKON
Our museum restaurant is open for you on the terrace as well as inside. Please note the pre-booking by phone +49 9287 998959, which can also be made shortly before your visit to the restaurant.