Friday, 20 March 2009

Wedgwood Lives On

You might be aware that at the end of last year, Wedgwood launched a £10.5m museum at Barlaston in Stoke-on-Trent, just months before the company, sadly, went into administration. The museum (which is owned by an independent charitable trust) is not affected by the company’s financial troubles, and has in fact been long-listed for the prestigious 2009 Art Fund Prize. Has anyone been there? Do I detect a little dumbing down in the virtual portrait medallions?

Above: Portland Vase by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd, circa 1790.
Source: Wiki Commons.

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