Porcelain Art from China, Japan and Meissen

in Zwinger

6€ / Buy a Ticket
Besucher in einem Raum mit Porzellan an den Wänden und in Vitrinen
© SKD / Juergen Loesel
Please note that from 19 August to 13 December 2024 not all exhibition areas of the East Asia Collection will be accessible due to the temporary closure of the Northern "Bogengalerie".


As the craze for all things Chinese swept across Europe, the continent fell in love with porcelain. August the Strong was the only person to know the secret of how to make it. In 1710, he founded the first European porcelain manufactory in Meissen and made this exotic material into its unique calling card. Of the many thousands of pieces that he amassed, the most stunning and rare are to be found in the Zwinger in Dresden today.

Discover the Exhibition

Our Digital Tours

Multimedia Guides

The Royal Dresden Porcelain Collection

From 2014 to 2024, an international team of experts researched and catalogued the comprehensive, extant royal holdings of Augustus the Strong comprising around 8000 East Asian porcelain objects. The results are published on ‘The Royal Dresden Porcelain Collection’, an innovative digital platform that not only showcases the objects but also focusses on the history of the collection.

Explore the platform

Privacy notice

When you play our YouTube or Vimeo videos, information about your use of YouTube or Vimeo is transmitted to the US operator and may be stored. In addition, external media such as videos or fonts are loaded and stored in your browser.

The Royal Dresden Porcelain Collection | East Asian Porcelain from Augustus the Strong's Collection

Winner DigAMus Award 2024

The digital platform "The Royal Dresden Porcelain Collection" has received the DigAMus audience award. The award was presented at the yearly conference of the German Museums Association and honors the best digital projects from museums in German-speaking countries.

Upcoming events

How was your visit?

Have you already visited one or more museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden? Or have you never visited us before? In both cases we are interested in your opinion! In order to make your time in our museums as pleasant as possible we have created a survey. It takes about 10 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. We look forward to your participation!

To the survey

History of the collection

Maladie de porcelain

It was the "maladie de porcelaine", the obsession of August the Strong with the "white gold" that made his legendary porcelain collection the finest and most extensive specialized collection of ceramics in the world. Up to this day, the Dresden Porzellansammlung delights its guests and connoisseurs from all over the world.

History of the Collection

zwei kleine Skulpturen
© Porzellansammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Adrian Sauer
Statuetten Augusts des Starken aus Böttgersteinzeug und Böttgerporzellan, um 1713–1715

Masterpieces of the Collection


From our Online Collection

To top