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Wedgwood 250
The Wedgwood Museum is an ongoing celebration of the life and works of Josiah Wedgwood. Since its opening in the fall of 2009, the museum has created a new excitement in the art of Wedgwood and collecting by enthusiasts from all over the world. The Museum staff have participated in several educational and fun activities through various venues to spread the word and encouragement of new and old collectors alike. The Museum offers tours of the galleries, workshops, and special events. On june 18, 2009 The Museum had a special performance of "Better Than A Dog" which examined the relationship of Charles and Emma Darwin by Andrew Bannerman. Additionally, In June, 2009, The Wedgwood Museum won the £100,000 Arts Fund Prize, the UK's largest single arts prize. The Arts Fund Prize honors the most imaginative and original museum or gallery of the year and is a huge accolade for the museum. The annual gathering of The
Wedgwood International Seminar held its seminar in june, 2009 at the New Museum, and was a huge success.
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent marked the 250 anniversary by holding an exhibit, "Josiah Wedgwood: the Man In The Making" which looked at Wedgwood's life, career and contemporaries which included the move to Etruria. The exhibition features important pieces produced by Wedgwood's peers including Thomas Whieldon, William Greatbatch, and john &Thomas Wedgwood along with items by josiah
Wedgwood. On display were items in creamware, basalt, and jasperware. www.stokemuseums.org.uk
The Wedgwood Society Of New South Wales celebrated the 250th Anniversary with a special seminar held at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Dr. Aileen Dawson of the British Museum was the keynote speaker along with Amanda Dunsmore of The National Gallery of Victoria, Eva Czernys Ryl, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Powerhouse Museum, and Zena Thomas, WIS Member Extraordinaire. Coinciding with the seminar the WSNSW held an exhibition at the Sydney Antiques Centre with the them of "Vases" which ran for six
weeks, and represented items from each of the 18th, 19, 20, & 21 st centuries. www.wedgwoodsociety.org.au
From September, 2009 to Late 2010 - The National Gallery Victoria - Australia
The NGV exhibition features more than 70 items from the Gallery's Wedgwood extensive holdings paying tribute to one of the most famous designers of decorative arts. The collection's magnitude and vastness is largely due to the generous benefaction of Keith and Norma Deutsher. The display celebrates both the superb craftsmanship of Wedgwood over 250 years and the inspiring generosity of the Deutshers. www.ngv.vic.gov.au
The Wedgwood Society Of Queensland held a "workshop" day at the Kedron Wavell
Services Club titled 'The People And Products That Saved The Company". Four speakers
focused on a century or part thereof dealing with the history of the company. Some of
the speakers presented PowerPoint presentations, and others displayed actual items
representing their topics.
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