Museum of applied art Belgrade: Ceramics and it’s dimensions

Museum of applied art Belgrade: Ceramics and it’s dimensions


Project Ceramics and its dimensions is multidisciplinary and complex European project dealing with social, technological and artistic aspects of ceramics and porcelain. The project consists of 10 modules whose pillars are different European institutions (museums, universities etc.). It began in 2014, and will have been finished by 2018.

The objective is to bridge European cultural institutions, industry, science and technology in the field of ceramics and porcelain. Two manifestations are envisaged to be held in Belgrade: Symposium Ceramics between changes and challengesbetween the past and the present since Baroque till today from 20th to 23rd May 2015 at Fresco Gallery, and travelling exhibition European cultural style in ceramics – from Baroque till today from 19th May (grand opening) to 30th June 2015. The Symposium Ceramics between changes and challenges- between the past and the present since Baroque till today represents one of the first modules among many of the aforementioned perennial project. The bearer of the module is Museum of Applied Art, Belgrade, and the chief European implementing partners are Porzellanikon, Selb and International Ceramics Museum, Faenza. National Museum in Belgrade is also taking part in the project.

The structure of model one consists of actuating symposium on ceramics as significant segment of European cultural heritage aiming to perceive different dimension of ceramics in the field of art, design, technological inventions and its role in various cultural, historical and social segments.

The programme of the symposium will connect and gather world and regional experts who will deliver their experiences, scientific accomplishments and proposals in the field of ceramics production, history, culture, technology, architecture, design and advance technologies. These presentations will lay the groundwork for further advancement in terms of science, technological development, and usage of ceramics and research of the role of ceramics in numerous aspects of contemporary society. This basis will be constantly add up to and documented during the project. The exhibition of European cultural style in ceramics- from Baroque till today is a travelling exhibition which will be held in Belgrade in 2015, and then in Tallinn in 2015, Faenza in 2015 and 2016, Valencia in 2016, Stoke on Trent in 2016 and Selb in 2016/2017.

The contents of the exhibition will include art collection, multimedia strategy, workshop and representative catalogues from the funds of six European museums of ceramics. The exhibition explores ceramics tradition aiming to incite acquainting with the present state of ceramics production that spans from the production for everyday use all the way to the grand artistic and biotechnological possibilities of modern ceramics.

The partners will be encouraged to share knowledge and rich ceramics history reinforcing the role of European ceramics in the future challenges. This exhibition carries a strong message that will capture attention of a broader international audience and it focuses on the attitude of people toward ceramics from the different perspective: historical, artistic and educational strategy as well as virtual access to the collections and heritage.

The bearer of the project is National museum Porzellanikon from Selb with the partners: International Ceramics museum (Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche), Faenza; National Ceramics Museum, Valencia (Museo Nacional de Cerámica y Artes Suntuarias, Valencia); The Pottery Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent; Aalto University School of Art and Design, Helsinki; Macromedia University Cologne / Munich; University of Ulster, Belfast; Technical University, Riga (Rigas Tehniska Universitate); Kunsthochschule BerlinWeißensee, Hochschule für Gestaltung, Berlin; National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana; Stafford Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent; Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny; Uměleckoprůmyslové museum v Praze, Prague; Eesti Tarbekunsti-ja Disainimimuuseum, Tallinn; Museum of Applied Art, Belgrade; National Museum in Belgrade as annexed partner to MAA (Museum of Applied Art).