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Gardiner Museum

Custom Programs

Custom Programs

Various Levels

If you have a special project in mind or a theme you would like to pursue, please let us know and together we can design a museum visit just for you and your class.

Here is a list of the permanent collections:


Ancient Americas Gallery
The culture and art of the ancient peoples of Mexico, Central and South America.


Italian Renaissance Maiolica
The 15th and 16th century earthenware, representing classical mythology, perspective, family life and other great themes.


English Delftware
The 17th and 18th century earthenware. Themes include early medicine, family life, history of the monarchy, the Great Fire of London and the plague years.


Contemporary and Modern Gallery
Canadian and international ceramics form the 20th 21st centuries.


Chinese Porcelain Gallery
The history of porcelain as it developed in Asia and its remarkable influence on the West.


Japanese Porcelain and its Influence
Porcelain was first made in Japan in the 17th century and it’s style influence on Europe.


European Porcelain
The European response to the importation of Asian porcelain. Early scientific experiments, alchemy, the Enlightenment, centralism, baroque and rococo. Collections include, Germany, Austria, Denmark, France, Italy the Netherlands and Switzerland. 


Scent bottles
A wonderful collection of tiny perfect receptacles for scent leads to a discussion of their themes, owners and reason behind perfume wearing and French kings.


English Porcelain
18th century England and the continent. Themes include the influence of France and French style, the importance of nature and its influence on embellishment.


Commedia dell’Arte
Character figures from the popular 16th century Italian theatrical productions featuring Harlequin, Columbine, and Pierrot to name a few. Themes such as theatre, dining, politics and dance.

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