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Movie time

In order to give you an insight into the world of porcelain despite the closure of the museum due to the Corona crisis, we have made videos with our curators in the exhibition and depot. As the films are knitted with hot needle, we apologize for the quality of image and sound in some places.

Stories from the depot 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.

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.

Technical Ceramics

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.

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!

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.

On the one hand, magazines convey current knowledge and current trends in the daily museum business. On the other hand, they serve as reference works for the past. In this way they are also in the service of science. The librarian and archivist Dr. Rüdiger Barth and Dr. Bernd von Chiari present the function, structure and new strategies of dissemination.