As the national ceramics museum of the Netherlands, the Princessehof has exceptional collections of Asian and European ceramics. Especially the Chinese porcelain is famous: the Ming collection is among the best in Europe, the Kraak porcelain collection is one of the most important in the world, and the Princessehof’s collection of Zhangzhou porcelain is unmatched anywhere. The collection of European ceramics — ranging from Delftware to Art Nouveau and Art Deco ceramics from the period 1880 to 1930 — is also exemplary. With these collections, the museum can tell the story of the world’s most important ceramic traditions and their mutual interaction. Instead of an academic arrangement of the collection, there is a more public-oriented setup that takes visitors into the world of ceramics without detracting from the beauty of the individual objects. This approachable story connects East and West, the past and present, and gives pride of place to the museum’s highlights.
Visual identity (2D) | Print communications | Signage
Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Leeuwarden, 2017
Typeface: November Std (Typotheque)
Exhibition design by Menno Landstra
All original vitrines designed by Wim Crouwel
Photos © Fries Museum, Ruben van Vliet