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Gardiner Museum | Ceramics Collections

The Gardiner Museum is Canada’s national museum of ceramics. It is one of a small number of specialized museums of ceramics in the world. The Gardiner Museum was established in 1984 by George and Helen Gardiner, whose founding collection set the pattern for the future. Rather than building an encyclopedic collection, the Gardiners focused on specific areas of ceramic excellence which they collected in depth. Their collection was divided into two principal areas:  Earthenwares, represented by ceramics from the Ancient Americas (pre-colonial America), Italian Renaissance maiolica,...

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