Education is key to the mission and ideals of the Museum of American Porcelain Art.
The Museum will make its art accessible and enjoyable, serving as a resource to schools and colleges. It will present its art exhibitions in historical context using materials and other media that foster a broader understanding and appreciation of art.
The Museum will also open its collection for scholarly research, documentation, and interpretation of American porcelain art, and become the primary resource on porcelain and the world’s most comprehensive collection of American porcelain art.
The Museum will especially welcome preK-12 teachers and students to its galleries and proudly introduces its extensive collection and special exhibitions through tours and joint educational programs. Friendly, knowledgeable museum staff will be on hand to lead students and teachers on tours, helping them develop their visual and analytic skills through close observation and lively conversation.
The Museum’s commitment to adult learners is equally strong. We will engage the community through programs and presentations that draw on the cultural diversity of the museum’s immediate region and that serve diverse audiences.
We will also promote the rich history and legacy of the museum’s facility – Telling Mansion – and its grounds, opening it to individual and group tours. Our goal is to inspire communities everywhere to participate in the preservation of their local community assets for future generations to enjoy.
Through these activities and our overall commitment to the community, we see the Museum as a means of enhancing educational and economic development.
The Museum of American Porcelain Art makes its resources and network among the porcelain artisans to the general public seeking information about porcelain restoration and preservation. Please use the form to contact us for more information.
The Museum of American Porcelain Art will open to the general public in 2017. In advance of its grand opening, we are offering private tours and preview presentations for anyone interested in learning about and wishing to support our mission. Please contact us for more information.