Handle with Care
The Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics in Leeuwarden will present the new exhibition Handle with Care from 26 November 2022 to 29 October 2023. This exhibition revolves around the hand and gestures – expressions of intimacy, compassion, serenity, authority, labour and celebration. The ceramics that will be displayed capture the universal role hands and fingers play in the lives of humans and animals. Curator Dr. Wendy Gers selected 37 works relating to this theme for Handle with Care. They range from archaeological finds to the latest contemporary acquisitions, loans from up-and-coming artists, and treasures from the Princessehof’s depot. Sometimes the known and unknown makers of this eclectic collection of objects from different times and regions have literally left their impressions in the clay.