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Fragile goods

A tribute to Minke A. de Visser (1898 – 1966)

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Mv 09 © Foto: Marten de Leeuw
Friday 20 March 2015 to Sunday 11 December 2016

Fragile goods. A tribute to Minke A. de Visser (1898 – 1966)

Former curator Minke A. de Visser developed the Groninger Museum’s Asian ceramics collection into one of the four most extensive collections in the Netherlands. De Visser started working for the Groninger Museum as an intern in 1921 and became curator in 1937. She was constantly searching for Chinese and Japanese export ceramics, made for the Dutch market, to add to the museum’s collection and paid for these out of her own pocket if necessary. Fragile Goods contained ceramics from this collection and was an homage to her unbridled efforts.

Curators: Caspar Martens, Denise Campbell
Book: modernised reissue of the Dutch catalogue at the time that was written by Minke A. de Visser: Toelichtende beschrijving van de verzameling Chineesch en Japansch porselein. ISBN: 9789071691768.