Victoria & Albert Ceramics Galleries are open!

Italian pottery - Ceramic inkstand from Bologna or Ferrara (Italy) - made ca. 1480 to 1500 - Making of Ceramics gallery at Victoria & Albert Museum - Photo credits: Victoria and Albert Museum, LondonA major redevelopment of V&A Ceramics Galleries has been under way since 2005, with the ambitious objective to “create the most important national and international centre for the enjoyment, understanding and study of ceramics and a collection that is unrivalled anywhere in the world”, as reported by V&A’s website.

The galleries are located on the top floor of the museum, where a beautiful domed ceiling hosts an astounding site-specific installation made by the London-based ceramicist Edmund de Waal. Entitled ‘Signs and Wonders’, the art work consists of some 300 porcelain vessels on a ‘floating’ red shelf encircling the dome.

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