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Wedgwood 250
Extended through August 29, 2010 - Royal Ontario Museum - Toronto, Canada
The Royal Ontario Museum has an outstanding collection of Wedgwood including items from Catherine the Great's table, copies of the "Portland Vase" and an enormous black basalt relief weighing in at over 800 pounds among other fine examples from Wedgwood. www.rom.on.ca
Opened November 19, 2009 - 2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd - Birmingham, AL
The new Wedgwood Gallery features objects from the Buten Wedgwood Collection that came to the BMA in October, 2008. The combination of the existing Beeson Wedgwood Collection and the Buten Wedgwood Collection marks the establishment of the only collection of its kind in the United States and is the largest and most comprehensive collection outside of England. The collection is installed in a new gallery adjacent to the Beeson Wedgwood Collection on the Museum's third floor. The BMA is also home to the Chellis collection, the largest Wedgwood library and also is now the official archive for the Wedgwood International Seminar.
October 24, 2009-February 21, 2010. Philadelphia Museum Of Art - Philadelphia, PA
An exhibition featuring objects from the museum's collection. Celebrating 250 years from this vastly influential factory and its extraordinary founder. Also on view is a copy of the publication "Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Honourable William Hamilton". Wedgwood was influenced by the catalogue, and it served as a source of inspiration at the Wedgwood factory for decades.
A major exhibition celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Wedgwood.
October 2, 2009-February 27, 2010. DAR Museum 1776 D Street - Washington, DC.
This is an exceptional exhibition of more than 200 objects representing a wide variety of clay bodies and designs and periods of production from North American private, museum, and celebrity collections. For more information you can visit the websites: www.wedgwood250usa.org or www.DAR.org.
A Good Time Was Had By All!
The Birmingham Museum of Art celebrated its acquisition of the Buten Wedgwood Collection and Wedgwood's 250th anniversary with a lecture and reception on Thursday, November 19.  More than 300 people attended the event, including many members of the WIS.  A highlight of the evening was the presentation of a piece by Lord Wedgwood to the Museum on behalf of the Wedgwood company.
Selected guests were invited the following evening to enjoy wine and cheese in the new Buten galleries and to hear thoughts about the collection and their parents by the four Buten siblings: Max, David, Beatrice, and Iris.

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