On view
Current exhibition

we live here, forever taking leave

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

15 June – 23 October 2022

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This exhibition brings together a curated selection of new and striking pieces. The installations explore the interconnected relations between faith, history, displacement, learning and archives – themes which feel more relevant than ever and which are woven into Waddesdon’s own fabric and existence.

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Current exhibition

Edmund de Waal and Unseen Pieces from The Feuerle Collection

The Feuerle Collection, Berlin
17 September 2022 – Easter 202

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This exhibition, the first temporary exhibition in The Feuerle Collection Silk Room, focuses on a selection of recent works by British artist and author Edmund de Waal, juxtaposed with unseen pieces from the collection.

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Current exhibition

that other world, the world of the teapot. tenderness, a model

Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover

25 June – 25 September 2022

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This group exhibition brings together works by Edmund de Waal, Käthe Kollwitz, Alice Neel, Cerith Wyn Evans and many more.

This group exhibition brings together works by Edmund de Waal, Käthe Kollwitz, Alice Neel, Cerith Wyn Evans and many more.

that other world, the world of the teapot, is the world the writer and the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature Laureate Olga Tokarczuk is longing for. In her Nobel Lecture, the author recalls Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale of a teapot, broken by the people's awkwardness and their carelessness, and immediately disposed of and rejected.

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Current exhibition

Eternally Yours

Somerset House, London
16 June – 25 September

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Three Meissen plates, with kintsugi repairs, which were first shown in the Dresden incarnation of the Library of Exile are currently on display as part of Eternally Yours, an exhibition at Somerset House, London, exploring ideas around care, repair and healing.

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Current exhibition

Sensational Books

Bodleian Library, Oxford

27 May – 4 December 2022

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Rub, stroke, chew, wear, sniff – Sensational Books explores our experiences of the book beyond reading.

Rub, stroke, chew, wear, sniff – Sensational Books explores our experiences of the book beyond reading.

Structured around six senses of sight, sound, taste, smell, touch and proprioception – the sense of self-movement and body-perception – this exhibition will unlock a world of sensory engagement with books. Edmund de Waal's artist book Breath will be installed in the show from 21 June 2022.

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Donated

the first day and the first hour

Nottingham Castle Trust

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De Waal's 2013 piece The First Day and the First Hour has been donated to the newly-renovated Art Gallery at Nottingham Castle.

De Waal's 2013 piece The First Day and the First Hour has been donated to the newly-renovated Art Gallery at Nottingham Castle.

Photography: Freddy Griffiths

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Loan

metamorphosen, I

British Ambassador's Residence, Vienna

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metamorphosen, I (2017) has been gifted to the British Ambassador's Residence in Vienna, Austria, where it is now on display.

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Loan

archiv

The Jewish Museum, Berlin
Permanent loan

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Edmund de Waal’s work, archiv (2016), is now on permanent loan to the Jewish Museum in Berlin. The work was previously exhibited as part of Irrkunst at Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, earlier this year.

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Acquisition

oir-thir

The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney
Acquisition

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The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney have acquired Edmund de Waal’s work, oir-thir (2016), for their permanent collection.

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Installation

Signs & Wonders

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Signs & Wonders (2009) is on permanent display in the ceramics galleries at the V&A Museum in London. 

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Installation

a local history

Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge

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a local history (2012) is a permanent installation for the Alison Richard Building at the University of Cambridge. 

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Installation

atlas

Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge 

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atlas (2012) was made as the partner piece to a local history and is on permanent display on the first floor of the Alison Richard Building at the University of Cambridge. 

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Loan

from the collection of a private man

The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich

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from the collection of a private man (2011) is on loan to the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich until 2020. 

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Acquisition

across the sky

The Usher Gallery, Lincoln

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across the sky (2013) was acquired by the Usher Gallery in Lincoln and now is on permanent display in their ceramic collections. 

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Acquisition

the collector (for Paul)

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Given to the V&A to celebrate the former Chairman of the V&A Museum, Paul Ruddock, this piece is now on permanent display in the ceramic galleries. 

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Past News
Exhibition

Living With Art We Love

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire

26 March – 9 October 2022

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The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire present Living With Art We Love, an exhibition of a selection of favourite pieces from their collection.

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire present Living With Art We Love, an exhibition of a selection of favourite pieces from their collection.

Contemporary artworks by Michael Craig Martin, Edmund de Waal, Natasha Daintry and Felicity Aylieff – artists actively collected and commissioned by the Duke and Duchess – are displayed alongside historic art from the Devonshire Collections rarely seen in public, including major works by Poussin, Rembrandt and Boltraffio.

Photography: Freddy Griffiths.



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Project

library of exile catalogue

Online catalogue

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The library of exile is now open at the British Museum, London. The library has its own online catalogue which is continually updated with new titles. Explore and search the holdings by language, author, category or country on its dedicated website here.

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