Education is key to the mission and ideals of the Museum of American Porcelain Art. MAPA makes its art collection accessible and enjoyable to the community and serves as a valuable resource for schools and colleges, as well as adult learners with an interest in the art form.
We also promote the rich history and legacy of the 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.
The Musuem is home to a library dedicated to porcelain and other art forms. As its collection expands, it will become an increasingly important source for scholarly research. The library is in the former bedroom of William Telling and overlooks the former aviary. The aviary now houses a variety of bird porcelain figures.
The library is available to members of the Museum during normal business hours or by special appointment and may be used as a meeting space.
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 is open to the general public at listed times and welcomes requests for private or group tours. The Museum also welcomes inquiries about donations, including donations of collections. Please contact us for more information.