CULTURE IN SHORTS

Canadian museum exhibits ceramics from Slovakia

CERAMICS from Slovakia are on display at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, making up part of an exhibition devoted to European art.

CERAMICS from Slovakia are on display at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, making up part of an exhibition devoted to European art.

“We have here more than 180 ceramic objects from the territory of today’s Slovakia,” the communication department of the museum informed, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “The oldest artefacts come from 1500-1600.”

More than 600 ceramics exhibits were collected by Walter C. Koerner, who gave them to the museum. Among those from Slovakia are a ceramic plate from Dechtice (Trnava Region) from the late 17th century, and colourfully decorated pitchers, bowls and statuettes from the 18th and 19th centuries from Stupava (Bratislava Region) and Holíč (Trnava Region).

The Museum of Anthropology was established in 1949. Currently it is one of the biggest and most popular public educational museums in Canada. The building that has housed the museum since 1976 was designed by renowned Canadian architect Arthur Erickson, TASR wrote.

The museum’s main attraction is its collections of art, totems and architecture from the north-western American coast. Visitors, however, can also see functional objects and artworks from various parts of the world, including 15,000 artefacts from Asia, nearly 12,000 artefacts from North America, about 4,300 artefacts from South and Central America, 4,000 artefacts from islands in the Pacific Ocean and more than 2,300 artefacts from Africa.

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