Posted on March 23, 2020
The Special Collections Book of the Week this week is:
The World of Ceramics: Eastern and Western ceramic collections of the University of Pretoria by Gerard De Kamper and Sian Tiley-Nel.
As part of the permanent collections of the University of Pretoria Museums, the ceramic collection is by far one of the leading and most wide-ranging of its kind on public display in South Africa. This catalogue of the eastern and western ceramics showcases an important selection of ceramics from around the world, spanning from Europe, across Africa to East Asia and South America. The collections include porcelain, celadon, earthenware, stoneware and tin-glazed wares, and also much older pre-Columbian ceramics from South America, African clay figurines and some examples of ancient Roman, Egyptian and Chinese pottery. In the museum’s six galleries, with almost 1800 ceramics, are some of the finest and most spectacular ceramics that back to the Neolithic period, through all the ages to contemporary 21st century South African studio and factory ceramics.
Catalogue Access: https://UnivofPretoria.on.worldcat.org/oclc/960934590
This book is available at Special Collections, housed on level 5 of the Merensky 2 Library, and is part of our Tukkiana (TUK) Collection.
The Special Collections unit of the Department of Library Services plays a stewardship role in the acquisition and preservation of the Library's rare and valuable information resources, making them accessible to students, staff and researchers, as well as safeguarding them for future generations.
During the month of March, the Special Collections unit of UP Library and the UP Museums are collaborating to bring attention to the special collections of the University of Pretoria.
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