Ceramics Museum

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146 Gogol Street, Myrhorod, Ukraine
http://mhpk.edu.poltava.ua - +38 05355 4 64 29, +38 098 527 86 67
Ceramics Museum  - Memorial plaque on the front wall of the Art and Industrial School
Ceramics Museum  - A part of the old majolica iconostasis on the second floor of the Art and Industrial School
Ceramics Museum  - Gogol bust on the front wall of the Art and Industrial School
Ceramics Museum  - Ceramics at the Art and Industrial School
Ceramics Museum  - Ceramics on the front wall the Art and Industrial School
Ceramics Museum  - Gogol bust on the front wall of the Art and Industrial School
Ceramics Museum  - The Art and Industrial School

Ceramics Museum Myrhorod Reviews

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Ceramics Museum Jul 26, 2017
Walking around the city, you can notice that the city is adorned with a lot of ceramic works and majolica. Those wonderful works of art were created here in Myrhorod by local students and their teachers at the local ceramic college.

The Ceramics Museum is located on the second floor of the old building (built in 1892) of the Art and Industrial School.The building is in the style of French Renaissance. The old building is one of the buildings of Gogol Art and Industry College that belongs to Yuriy Kondratyuk National Technical University of Poltava. There are a lot of famous artists among the graduates of this college. Today painters and ceramics craftsmen and artists are the pride of Myrhorod.

The museum exhibition has existed at the art school since the first years of its foundation. Numerous unique values were collected here: Chinese, Iranian, Italian, Japanese and French ceramics, porcelain from Wedgwood, Meissen, and Copenhagen (the 18th - early 20th century), as well as the Ukrainian pottery from Stone Ford and Mizhyhirya Land. Twenty great works of such sculptors as E. Falcone, A. Adamson and F. Gordeyev, which had been transferred to this museum from the Imperial Porcelain Factory on the order of Nickolas II, became the basis of the exhibition.

The museum has preserved the works of college teachers and its students – a lot of their works since 1896. Seven museum rooms are filled with numerous graduation works of students, including: dishes, vases, jewelry and various household items made of ceramics, decorative panels, dishes, small plastic, etc. The wonderful Ukrainian ceramic works and majolica made by college students are kept in Western Europe, in the United States and in Latin America.

Today the ceramics museum of Myrhorod is one of the most interesting museums in Ukraine. It is not an open museum, as it were. You can only visit it on a reservation in advance. In addition, it is usually very difficult to get a tour of this museum. However, when you are accompanied by Nikolay Gogol himself, nothing is more simple. I mean there are special city tours conducted by a man who resembles the great writer and is dressed in the 19th century attire.

One of the seven museum halls is devoted to a collection of sculptures donated to the technical school by Russian Tsar Nicholas II. Other halls display samples of pottery from around the world, as well as diploma and term papers of college graduates of different years.

Everybody agrees that the highlight of the collection is the central part of majolica iconostasis - the only one in Ukraine. We were lucky to see it. This part of iconostasis is located in the lobby of the Ceramic College, so we were allowed to go in and even to take pictures. The entire iconostasis was ordered by the Russian Embassy in Argentina more than a hundred years ago. According to the legend, after it was over, the masters thought they would like to manufacture its replica and to keep it for themselves. So they did it, and we can admire their work today!
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odiseya says:
Great museum and collection! I like it!
Posted on: Aug 31, 2017
AdamR3723 says:
The majolica iconostasis is most unusual - most attractive.
Posted on: Mar 10, 2017
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