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This pages shows you our most recent releases on our exhibitions, offers and projects at Porzellanikon – Staatliches Museum für Porzellan.

In 2022, people will finally get married! Many couples have had to postpone their celebrations and can hardly wait to plan and celebrate their dream wedding. Those who want to choose the right event helpers for the most beautiful day in their lives should not miss the wedding fair on Sunday, 23 January 2022, at Porzellanikon - State Museum of Porcelain, Selb. The fair offers a large number of attractive exhibitors from the region who will be on hand to offer advice and assistance and make the wedding day the day that wedding couples will never forget. From 1pm to 5pm, couples looking to get married can be inspired by decoration and floristry designs, gateway arts, wedding jewellery, bridal...read more …

Selb, 19.01.2022

On Wednesday, 19 January 2022, there will be an afternoon for senior citizens at Porzellanikon - Staatliches Museum für Porzellan, Hohenberg a.d. Eger, from 14:00 to 16:00. The focus is on porcelain animal figures, which were already very popular with porcelain lovers in the 18th century. Curator Thomas Miltschus will take the participants on a search for clues under the motto "Fantastic Beasts" to trace the development of animal figures over time, whose design has changed again and again since the 18th century. Afterwards, the participants can give free rein to their imagination and creativity in a joint workshop and model their own animal figure. Whether a real animal or a...read more …

Hohenberg a.d. Eger, 13.01.2022

Am Sonntag, den 16. Januar 2022, findet um 14:30 Uhr im Porzellanikon – Staatliches Museum für Porzellan, Selb, ein Familiennachmittag unter dem Motto „Top in Form“ statt. Kleine und große BesucherInnen können gemeinsam die Entscheidungen eines Gestalters treffen! Den TeilnehmerInnen ist nur eine noch ungebrannte Vase als Grundform vorgegeben. Mit ausgefallenen Hilfsmitteln wie Zahnrädern, Besteck, Schnüren, Stempel oder Perlen erhalten die Oberflächen feine Details. Zuvor wird mit Skizzen und Tests auf Knete ein Muster gestaltet, das dann auf die Vase geprägt wird. Jedes Objekt wird so ein unverwechselbares Erinnerungsstück. Im Programm ist auch ein Erlebnis-Rundgang durch die...read more …

Selb, 12.01.2022

If you want to do something special with your family, friends or relatives over the holidays, you will find plenty of variety at Porzellanikon - State Museum of Porcelain, Selb and Hohenberg a.d. Eger. For its visitors, the museum is open daily from 10:00 to 17:00 on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Both museums are closed on 24 December and 31 December 2021. The Porzellanikon is currently operating the 2G-Plus scheme. You can take a quick test at our museum ticket offices for a fee of €4.50.read more …

Selb, Hohenberg a.d. Eger, 15.12.2021

On Wednesday, 15 December 2021, at 2 p.m., there will once again be an afternoon for senior citizens at the Porzellanikon - State Museum of Porcelain, Hohenberg a.d. Eger. The focus is on porcelain animal figures, which were already very popular with porcelain lovers in the 18th century. Curator Thomas Miltschus will take the participants on a search for clues under the motto "Fantastic Beasts" to trace the development of animal figures over time, whose design has changed again and again since the 18th century. Afterwards, the participants can give free rein to their imagination and creativity in a joint workshop and model their own animal figure. Whether a real animal or a...read more …

Hohenberg, 08.12.2021

The Christmas factory at Porzellanikon - Staatliches Museum für Porzellan, Selb, is in full swing. On Sunday, 5 December 2021, all those interested can already plan their Christmas tree decorations under the title "Tree decorations". Different porcelain pieces such as angels, snowmen, bells and many other motifs can be selected and decorated with bright colours. Great fun for the whole family. On Sunday, 12 December 2021, things will get really exciting! The Whites from Tomorrowland are on their way and what have they not experienced? The mascots of the Porzellanikon, the Selblings, have fought their way through snow and ice, have been on summer holiday and have had many other...read more …

Selb, 02.12.2021

On Wednesday, 17 November 2021, Porzellanikon - Staatliches Museum für Porzellan, Hohenberg a.d. Eger will host an afternoon for senior citizens entitled "Bunte Trinkkultur" (Colourful Drinking Culture). It starts at 2 p.m.: Curator Thomas Miltschus will take participants on a tour of the permanent exhibition, during which they will learn interesting facts about the development of the drinking culture of tea, coffee and chocolate since the 18th century. Why do cups and pots for the respective drinks look different and how can you tell which drink belongs to which tableware? The tour is followed by a creative programme. Paints and brushes are available and everyone can paint a...read more …

Hohenberg a.d. Eger, 10.11.2021

Attention porcelain enthusiasts and porcelain collectors: On Thursday, November 11, 2021, the legendary expert day will take place for the last time this year at Porzellanikon - State Museum for Porcelain, Hohenberg a.d. Eger! Visitors from near and far can bring up to three porcelain objects each to the expert day. From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., chief curator Petra Werner and curator Thomas Miltschus, Porzellanikon's porcelain experts, will be on hand to share their expertise on porcelain from Germany and all the renowned European manufactories. In an entertaining way, they tell everything there is to say about the heirlooms or favourite pieces, curiosities or collectors' items that have...read more …

Hohenberg a.d. Eger, 03.11.2021

Bric-a-brac or art in porcelain? Very often porcelain figures are dismissed somewhat disdainfully as kitschy - sometimes rightly so. But there is a great deal of artistic power in most figures - be they people, animals or a combination of both. Moreover, the figures tell about their time, are mirrors of everyday culture and art history. Those interested have the opportunity to take part in a curator's tour on Wednesday, 3 November 2021, at 2:00 pm, at Porzellanikon - State Museum of Porcelain, Hohenberg a.d. Eger. Together with curator Thomas Miltschus, visitors can explore the special features and appeal of selected porcelain figures and their backgrounds during a guided tour of the...read more …

Hohenberg a.d. Eger, 28.10.2021

Soon it's that time again: Halloween is just around the corner - the festival of ghosts and ghouls! What would a Halloween party be without the right spooky decorations? Pretty boring! So if you still need fancy accessories for a successful party, you can create them at the creative programme "Scary Sunday" on October 24, 2021, from 2:30 to 5:00 pm at Porzellanikon - State Museum of Porcelain, Selb. With the support of the museum team, chattering teeth, nasty pumpkin faces, scary skulls and much more will be created. But that's not all! Finally, it's off to the porcelain ghost's lair - in the darkest, farthest corner of the museum, where a very special moonlight falls. Not for the...read more …

Selb, 21.10.2021

Colourful wind chimes not only bring colour and sound to the garden or over the front door, they also make lovely gift ideas. How about creating a wind chime together with the family? The family afternoon at Porzellanikon - Staatliches Museum für Porzellan, Selb, on Sunday 17 October 2021 offers the opportunity to do just that. It begins at 2:30 pm with an exciting adventure tour through the permanent exhibition on porcelain production, during which the museum team will vividly explain how porcelain tableware is made - from the preparation of the mass and the construction of plaster moulds to white production and decoration. After the tour, the workshop begins. Different, prefabricated...read more …

Selb, 26.10.2021

Once again this year, the popular "tree decorating campaign" for the coming Christmas season will be carried out by several players from the region. The Bavarian State Representation in Berlin could be won as a prominent delivery address for the approx. 3-metre-high fir tree from the Fichtelgebirge, which will be donated by the Bavarian State Forests for the campaign. It is expected that on 26 November 2021, all participating actors will travel to Berlin and decorate the tree there. On Thursday, 7 October 2021, 15 boys and girls from the Luitpold Primary School in Selb took part in the annual tree decorating campaign at the Porzellanikon - State Museum of Porcelain, Selb, from...read more …

Selb, 12.10.2021

On Friday, 24 September 2021, in the presence of the Consul General of the Czech Republic in Munich, Kristina Larischová, and the District President of Upper Franconia, Heidrun Piwernetz, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Porzellanikon - State Museum of Porcelain and the Museum of Applied Arts in Prague at Porzellanikon Hohenberg a.d. Eger. In the document, both museums agree to jointly realise the special exhibition "Luxury, Wellness, High Society - Porcelain from Bohemia". It will be the Porzellanikon's contribution to the Bavarian-Czech Friendship Weeks Selb-Asch 2023. As Anna Dziwetzki, director of the Porzellanikon, emphasised, this is the first large-scale...read more …

Hohenberg a.d. Eger, 29.09.2021

This year, Porzellanikon - Staatliches Museum für Porzellan, Selb, will once again offer all ambitious hobbyists, tinkerers and explorers a large playground for all kinds of technical experiments over two days. On Sunday, 26 September 2021, families are especially welcome. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., young and old can let off steam at a wide variety of hands-on stations: whether it's building rockets, painting with light, programming robots or building a large chain reaction - at the technology days, all future master builders or engineers will find an opportunity to realise their ideas or try out new things. Crazy and creative constructions are definitely welcome! The BayernLab partners will...read more …

Selb, 21.09.2021

Children, parents and grandparents can do something creative together as a family and learn lots of interesting things at the family afternoon on Sunday, 19 September 2021 at Porzellanikon - Staatliches Museum für Porzellan Selb. It starts at 2:30 p.m. under the motto "We paint the summer (r)aus". It starts with an exciting adventure tour through the permanent exhibition on porcelain production, during which the museum team vividly explains how porcelain tableware is created - from the preparation of the mass to the construction of plaster moulds to white production and decoration. Then it's on to the workshop: Paints and brushes are ready for creative colour explosions, which the...read more …

Selb, 15.09.2021

This year's "Open Monument Day" will take place next Sunday, 12 September 2021. Porzellanikon will also be offering two guided tours behind the scenes at its Selb site - to some of the museum's stations that are not usually accessible to visitors or do not immediately catch the eye of the observer.During the 90-minute tours (starting at 11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.), participants will descend into the so-called "Maukkeller" (mewing cellar), for example, where the porcelain mass used to be stored in a dark and damp place for maturing. Another station takes the participants very close to the drum mills, which were used to grind quartz and feldspar and can only be admired from a...read more …

Selb, 08.09.2021

Der Selber Porzellandesigner und Porzellankünstler Helmut Drexler (1927-2016) hat sich zeitlebens mit neuen außergewöhnlichen Dekortechniken und Oberflächen für das Material Porzellan beschäftigt, das ihn schon immer faszinierte. Seine Werke zeichnen sich durch eine schillernde Farbenpracht, Goldglanz und ihre gestalterische Einzigartigkeit aus. Das Porzellanikon – Staatliches Museum für Porzellan zeigt an seinen Standorten Selb und Hohenberg a.d. Eger drei dauerhafte Ausstellungen mit Werken von Helmut Drexler: „Glanzlichter“ und „Weiße Oase“ in Selb und „Leidenschaft für Porzellan“ in Hohenberg a.d. Eger. Die Präsentation seiner Werke reicht nun auch bis nach Weißenstadt in das...read more …

Selb, Weißenstadt, 27.08.2021

Das Porzellanikon – Staatliches Museum für Porzellan und der Fichtelgebirgsverein e.V. (FGV) verbinden mit gemeinsamen Programmen Kultur und Natur. Bereits seit Oktober 2020 besteht die Kooperation zwischen den beiden Partnern. Am Sonntag, dem 29. August 2021, findet von 9-18 Uhr mit dem Wander- und Museumstag in Hohenberg an der Eger nun die erste Veranstaltung statt. Sie heißt alle willkommen: Wanderfreunde, Kulturbegeisterte und alle, die die Lust am Wandern mit einem Besuch im Museum kombinieren wollen. Museumsdirektorin Anna Dziwetzki sagt über die Verbindung von Kultur und Natur: „Einen besseren Auftakt als die Kombination von Museumsbesuch und Wandern kann es für die Kooperation mit...read more …

Hohenberg a.d. Eger, 20.08.2021

3D printing has become synonymous with high-tech in recent years. Not only plastics and metals, but also ceramics from the 3D printer have found their way into many areas with extreme requirements. The special exhibition "ART MEETS TECHNOLOGY. Ceramics from the 3D Printer" at the Porzellanikon - State Museum of Porcelain in Selb, which can be seen until October 3, 2021. Anyone who wants to know how a porcelain object is created in the 3D printer will find out all there is to know about it on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. in the 90-minute workshop "Design in the Fast Lane" and can also get creative themselves. Christoph Uhlig, the museum's technology...read more …

Selb, 09.08.2021

Porzellanikon - Staatliches Museum für Porzellan can look back on a successful first porcelain market at the Hohenberg a.d. Eger site, which took place on the weekend of July 31- August 1. The porcelain market was all about modern, young porcelain and extraordinary design. 14 porcelain artists from Germany and the Czech Republic, selected by a jury, presented and sold their current works in the atmospheric ambience of the museum garden and the staged exhibition rooms. The spectrum of the works on offer, all made of porcelain, ranged from noble table services and practical utensils to decorative items and pieces of jewellery. A total of around 1,000 visitors came to Porzellanikon on...read more …

Hohenberg a.d. Eger, 03.08.2021

Porcelain enthusiasts and porcelain collectors can rejoice: On Thursday, August 5, 2021, the legendary Expert Day will take place again for the first time this year at Porzellanikon - Staatliches Museum für Porzellan, Hohenberg an der Eger! Visitors can bring up to three porcelain objects to the expert day. From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., chief curator Petra Werner and curator Thomas Miltschus, Porzellanikon's porcelain experts, will be on hand to share their expertise on porcelain from Germany and all the renowned European manufactories. In an entertaining way, they tell everything there is to say about the heirlooms or favourite pieces, curiosities or collectors' items they have brought...read more …

Hohenberg a.d. Eger, 03.08.2021

A week full of action, love and drama: that's what this year's „Cinema summer“ with Radio Euroherz promises. In cooperation with the radio station, the Porzellanikon - State Museum of Porcelain is organising the multi-day cinema event in Selb from August 3 to August 9, 2021. On the fairground in front of the museum in Selb, a colourful mix of blockbusters, film classics and family films will flicker across the XXL screen. The classic "Pretty Woman" will kick things off on Tuesday, followed by "Inception" with Leonardo DiCaprio on Wednesday. "Knives Out" is the name of the game on Thursday. As a fitting start to a relaxed weekend, Elyas M'Barek will elicit a...read more …

Selb, 02.08.2021

The summer holidays are just around the corner and with them free time for fun and games. How about a visit to Porzellanikon? The Porzellanikon - State Museum of Porcelain in Selb has lots to offer schoolchildren during the holidays. The team at the KREATIV-Fabrik has come up with many exciting educational programs that promise to put them in a good mood. Every Tuesday during the holidays there is something special on offer. It starts on August 3, 2021 with the summer program "Selblings on summer holiday". Here the children become filmmakers, because the little mascots of the Porzellanikon, the Selblings, are ready for their summer holiday. An animated film camera is in the...read more …

Selb, 02.08.2021

The Porzellanikon - State Museum of Porcelain is currently developing new offers for the Hohenberg a. d. Eger location especially for senior citizens. The porcelain collection is the cultural memory of this region and offers many opportunities to immerse oneself in past times using creative techniques and to discover one's own creativity. The concept provides for two-and-a-half-hour events with the following components: Short guided tour, group discussion and creative workshop, in between relaxation with coffee and cake. In order to be able to optimally adapt the offers to the wishes and needs of senior citizens, the Porzellanikon is looking for interested people to test the programmes and...read more …

Hohenberg a. d. Eger, 27.07.2021