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Ceramics Museum

Lithuanian porcelain

Ceramics Museum

Contacts
Address: Rotušės a. 15, LT-44279, Kaunas.
Tel. (+370 ~ 37) 20 35 72.
E-mail: keramikos.muziejus[at]gmail.com

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday 11–17; Thursday 11–19.
Closed on the National Holidays.

Admission:
Entrance fee – 1,50 €;
Tour – 8 € (in Lithuanian), 12 € (in foreign language).
50% discount – schoolchildren, students, visitors with International student card (ISIC), military service, senior citizens.
Free entrance – preschool children, residents of children’s homes, disabled of I and II group, staff of museums of Lithuania, ICOM members, artists, students of art schools, students of Fine Art department of Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts and Vytautas Magnus University, journalists, AICA members, EU citizens September 1 through June 1 on Wednesdays.

Collection
The collections contain historic and the 20th century Lithuanian ceramics.
Lithuanian porcelain is in the museum's collection, exhibit articles, displays reflecting Lithuania's ceramic history.

Exposition

Kaunas Historic Ceramics from the 15th–19th centuries
The collection of Kaunas archaeological ceramics has become the property of the museum in 1999.
The Department of Archeology of Kaunas Conservation Institute transferred a collection of around 30 000 items. This collection consists of various archaeological findings from the Old Town and surroundings of Kaunas from 1968–1997. The collection contains craftsmen-made crockery, Renaissance and Baroque tiles, tile stove ornaments as well as roof tiles of impressive size.
The exposition not only displays ceramic articles, but also reflects the lifestyle of the townsmen of the time.

Contemporary Lithuanian Ceramics
The exposition presents the works of the graduates (V. Miknevičius, V. Manomaitis and others) of Kaunas Art School.
A new tradition of porcelain manufacturing was formed in Kaunas. After the establishment of “Jiesia” ceramics factory, a rare technology of bone-porcelain was introduced and practiced. “Jiesia” now manufactures chinaware and pottery that is designed not only for everyday use, but the factory also produces experimental collections of various artistic works. The exposition features the works created by some of the most prominent masters of contemporary porcelain, such as L. Šulgaitė, A. Višinskienė, I. Petravičienė, J. Navakienė.

Exhibitions
Contemporary ceramics' exhibits are set up at the museum.

Other news
The museum was opened in 1977 in the original cellars 16th century Kaunas Town Hall.

Illustrations from the stock of the M. K. Čiurlionis National Art Museum 

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