The Gardiner is thrilled to announce the launch of CLAY, an original in-house restaurant offering seasonal menus of fresh, local fare in collaboration with The Food Dudes.
Ai Weiwei is one of the world’s most influential artists and human rights activists, and one of China’s most formidable critics. Ai Weiwei: Unbroken features a selection of the artist's most iconic ceramics, and marks the international debut of new work. Opens February 28!
Drawing from the Gardiner’s own collection and artist Ai Weiwei’s practice in traditional Chinese craft, Dr. Maris Boyd Gillette explores how Jingdezhen porcelain has inspired ceramists to create, copy, and counterfeit its glories.
The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally. It houses approximately 4,000 objects, including European porcelain, ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and contemporary ceramics. Search the collection online!
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Since opening in 1984, The Gardiner Museum’s collection has continued to grow and flourish, mostly thanks to the generous donations of ceramics from collectors from around the globe. If you think you may have a piece or a collection that may be of interest to us, please refer to our Guide to Donations for frequently asked questions and submit the form below.
Please note: Museum staff are not able to offer object identifications, financial appraisals or valuations of objects to the general public. This policy is in accordance with the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Code of Ethics for Museums. Please contact The Art Dealers Association of Canada or the Canadian Antique Dealers Association for assistance with your appraisal needs.
Collection Donation Form
The Gardiner Museum is happy to consider proposed donations of ceramic objects for its collection. We will also accept related books and non-ceramic materials. To find out if your objects are suitable for our collection, please complete and submit the form below. We will review your offer as quickly as we can, but please be advised it may take several weeks to receive a response. To learn more about the donation process and your options for donation, please consult the Guide to Donations.
Please do not send or drop off the materials you wish to donate until you have heard from a museum representative.
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