Porcelain Art from China, Japan and Meissen

im Zwinger

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Besucher in einem Raum mit Porzellan an den Wänden und in Vitrinen
© SKD / Juergen Loesel
Starting 12 June 2020 the Porzellansammlung is open Friday to Sunday 11 to 17.

Coronavirus: The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden remain closed until 20 April 2020.

From 4 May some of the museums of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden will be open again - subject to strict hygiene precautions. We look forward to welcoming you!

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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.

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Redesign of the Böttger Room

The legendary beginnings of the Porcelain Manufactory Meissen

From 12 June 2020: The light-flooded pavilion on the level of the Zwinger corridor, dedicated to the famous porcelain inventor Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682-1719), can be considered the heart of the Porzellansammlung Dresden. It presents the earliest products of the Porcelain Manufactory Meissen, which were a real sensation more than 300 years ago. Now the world's most beautiful and important collection of early works by the Manufactory Meissen shines in a new light in a contemporary museum presentation.

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© Porzellansammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Adrian Sauer
In the Böttger Hall

Edmund de Waal's installation „im Goldhaus“

In the 300th anniversary of Johann Friedrich Böttger's death, the ceramic artist and author Edmund de Waal has intensively studied the origins of the Porzellansammlung Dresden and the early years of the Manufactory Meissen. In memory of the so-called "Goldhaus am Zwinger", the work "im Goldhaus" was created, an examination of the reinvention of porcelain at its place of origin.

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© Edmund de Waal, Foto: Mike Bruce
Edmund de Waal, im Goldhaus, 2019

Dr. Julia Weber, Director of the Porzellansammlung, presents selected masterpieces

The Glow of Porcelain

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The Glow of Porcelain

Vases of a Feather

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Vases of a Feather

A Porcelain Zoo for the King

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A Porcelain Zoo for the King
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

Masterpieces of the Collection

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