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In de periode 1993 - 2013 verscheen het bulletin tweejaarlijks door en voor een breed, internationaal netwerk. In de jaren daarna is de publicatie van bulletins door gebrek aan mankracht stil komen te liggen. Vanaf augustus 2018 is de tweejaarlijkse publicatie weer hervat.

Hieronder kunt u deze bulletins inzien. Het bovenste nummer is het nummer in opbouw en bevat de meest recente informatie.



Last update ( August 10th, 2020)

The Netherlands

Arcen. Antieke schouw Kasteel Arcen weer compleet door 3D. De antieke schouw in Kasteel Arcen in Noord-Limburg is weer compleet. Met hedendaagse 3D printtechniek zijn de historische haardtegels in ere hersteld. Die opening, gepland op 1 april, is vanwege het coronavirus echter uitgesteld. Maar de schouw is alvast te bekijken op een filmpje op deze YouTube pagina.


Book: Dutch tiles of the 20th century with images of the Far East

English version, ISBN: 9789059973114,

By Jan PluisMin Chen

Primaverapers. https://www.primaverapers.nl/p/nederlandse-tegels-20ste-eeuw-chinese-japanse-voorstellingen/


Otterlo, Nederlands Tegelmuseum, Chinezen uit Makkum”. 7-9-2019 –  July 2020. The story behind the "chinese" tiles made in Makkum for the British market between 1935 and 1980.

"Exotic, luxury, hygienic". 7-9-2019 - July 2020. Tiles of the era of the tiled shops, In the period between 1900 and 1940 tiles were populars as shop decoration. The Dutch tile museum has a nice collection with nice representatives of butchers, bakeries, fishmongers and grocery shops with some of De Gruyter.  In the exhibition are also some tins on loan from colleague museums. 

Coming soon : "Oogappels" 7 Stories of tile lovers with their favourite tiles. Partially from the collection of the museum and partially from collectors. Themes are: Animal alphabet, Lighthouses and fires, Japonism and Aesthetic Movement, Biblical stories and tiles for Schools.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Aesthetic2

 Nederlands Tegelmuseum, Eikenzoom 12, 6731 BH Otterlo. Tel. +31-318-591.519.Open: Tue – Sun, 13 – 17 hr. www.nederlandstegelmuseum.nl

Den Haag, Kunstmuseum,  Exhibition: Royal Blue, William and Mary's finest Delftware. To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Delftware, and as an ode to the friendship between Britain and the Netherlands, this spring Kunstmuseum Den Haag will present a story of Orange in blue and white, a tale of fragile diplomacy and breathtaking grandeur. Royal Blue will show how a 17th-century English queen continues to colour the Netherlands’ identity today. Period 01 June 2020 till 22 November 2020

Delftware Wonderware,  SHOWCASE OF DUTCH DELFTWARE.   Delftware is the paragon of Dutch prosperity in the Golden age. Permanent exhibition.

Kunstmuseum, Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag Open: Tue – Sun: 10 – 17hr.  www.kunstmuseum.nl

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Museum van Meerten

The former house Lambert van Meerten is open again. This house, build in neorenaissance style in 1893,  contains a lot of old fragments of th e17th century, including tiles.

Tickets are available from  www.tickets.museumhuizen.nl   

Oude Delft 199, 2611 HD Delft. Open: Wed – Sun, 10 – 16 hr.







Innsbruck. Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum. Handcraft of Tirol and many tile stoves of the 15th – 19th century. Volkskunstmuseum, Universitätsstraße 2, 6020 Innsbruck. Open: Mon – Sun: 9 – 17. www.tiroler-landesmuseen.at



Salzburg. The Residenz.

The episcopal palace with a lot of tile stoves is now a museum with a lot of art of the 18th century. A must to see !

Residenz zu Salzburg,  Residenzplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg. Openingstijden: Wo – Ma: 10 – 17 uur.




Palais Beaux-Arts Lille, general art, paintings, decorative arts with ceramics and tiles.

Place de la République, Lille. Open: Mon 14 – 18 hr. Wed – Sun 10 – 18 hr.





Münster, BibelmuseumIn einer Sonderschau werden zum Thema “Wasser in der Bibel” einige ausgesuchte Motive aus dem Bestand des  Norder Bibelfliesenteams zu sehen sein.        


Bibelmuseum, Pferdegasse 1,  48143 Münster.   Ab 17.07.20         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dormagen, Kreis Museum Zons. Museum with a large collection of jugendstil tiles.

Sclossstrasse 1, 41541 Dormagen. Open: Tue-Fri, 14 – 18 hr. Sat/Sun, 11- 18 hr. 




INAX Museum, Aichi, The Tile Museum, The Tile Museum is a unique museum in Japan that specializes in the history and development of decorative tiles, providing visitors with an opportunity to discover how tiles have influenced and enriched people's lives over centuries.                                                                                                                                                                                   1-130 Okuei-cho, Tokoname-shi, Aichi Prefecture 479-8586 Japan. https://www.livingculture.lixil/en/ilm/museum/



Museu Berardo Estremoz, 800 year tiles. A new museum in an old town "palace" showing tiles from about 1250 to now. Including tiles from Persia, Marocco, Spain and Holland.

Largo Dragões de Olivença, 100, Estremoz. Open: daily 9 – 19 hr, except holidays.




Valencia, Museo Nacional de CerámicaPalacio Marqués de Dos Aguas, Ceramics and tiles.
Calle Poeta Querol 2, 46002 Valencia, Open: Tue - Sat: 10 –14 hr and 16 – 20 hr, Sun- and holidays: 10.00–14.00 hr, keep 2 meter distance.




New York University. Insitute for the Study of the Ancient World. ISAW is pleased to present A Wonder to Behold, an exhibition exploring ancient ideas about craftsmanship and the power of clay, glass, and stone through the display of the surviving fragments of Babylon's iconic Ishtar Gate and Processional Way. Featuring close to 150 brightly-colored large and small scale artworks from across the ancient Near East, together with raw materials in a variety of stages of workmanship, the exhibition considers the creation of sacred spaces and objects, including monuments, divine statues, items of personal adornment, and more. ISAW's exhibition demonstrates how seemingly mundane materials were actually potent substances further transformed by expert craftspeople into a propitious and protective monument.                                                                   NYU/ISAW 15 East 84th St. New York, NY 10028, tel. 12-992-7800, https://isaw.nyu.edu/exhibitions/ishtar-gate



Jan Pluis and Min Chen. Dutch tiles with Chinese pictures, made by Tichelaar in Makkum after 1930 for the British market. Over 250 pictures in Dutch and English. 96 Pages. Publisher: Primavera Pers. ISBN 978-90-5997-294-0




 Dr. Bernd Röder,  Die Servais-Werke. Künstlerisch anspruchsvolle Keramik aus Ehrang, an overview of the production of the Servais facatory in Ehrang near Trier, famous for jugendstil tiles. German, p.p.60, € 6,50. To order: Stadtmuseum Trier, http://m.museum-trier.de/shop/  

Buch zur Ausstellung über die „Ransbacher Mosaik- und Plattenfabrik“, Es ist für den Preis von € 15,- erhältlich in der Kannenbäcker Bücherkiste in Ransbach-Baumbach, dem Keramikmuseum Höhr-Grenzhausen, dem Tonbergbaumuseum Siershahn sowie im Buchladen „Mein Buchhaus“ in Wirges. http://keramikerleben.de/

Günther Kallen , wissenschaftlichen Bestandskatalog der Sammlung „Fliesen im Jugendstil: Die Sammlung Beatrix und Axel Vater“, Kreismuseum Zons, € 16,-. Bestellen: per E-Mail unter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. oder per Telefon unter (0049) (0)2133/53020.


Japan-made Majolica Tiles: Trail of Inspiration, LIXIL Publishing, 2018 , ISBN 978-4-86480-915-3, catalogue of 64 pages with many illustrations in Japanese (978-4-86480-915-3) with a contribution in Japanese of  Aki TOYOYAMA on A Passage to Independence: Japanese Majolica Tiles in India, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar, accompanying an exhibition at the INAX Tile Museum.


Susan J. Montgomery. “The Endless Possibilities”: American Arts and Crafts Tiles from the Two Red Roses Foundation. Palm Harbor, Fla.: Two Red Roses Foundation, 2016. 360 pp.; 329 color, 350 b/w illus., introductory essay, appendix, notes, selected bibliography, index. $75.00.

Catalogue of : A Wonder to Behold  ( see museums USA ) Published by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and distributed by Princeton University Press, it is available at the ISAW Gallery Shop and on the Princeton University Press website. Hardcover | 2019 | 9" x 10 ½” | 186 pp. | $49.95 | ISBN 9780691200156

Journal - Tile Heritage. A Review of American Tile History, Volume X, Number 2  (Spring 2020), contains:

  • Michael S. Sims, Unsung. Columbia Encaustic Tile Company - National Tile Company, Anderson, Indiana in which the author describes the start, development and closure of the least know of the four larger tile concerns in America.
  • Victoria Jenssen, Rediscovering Janeway’s Mid-Century Tiles. Part II: 1945-1989 which presents the post-war production of the independent tile artist Carol Janeway (1912-1989)

Both articles are well illustrated.

On the internet:



De website over Nederlandse antieke tegels en (Goudse) kleipijpen,   https://www.spijkertegels.nl/

recente aanvullingen: https://www.spijkertegels.nl/mensen/plassers-kakkers-kotsers  





Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum. Veel tegels op haar website.


Den Haag, Kunstmuseum. Tegels uit de collectie online:


Rotterdam, Museum Boymans. Op haar website veel tegels uit de collectie.




Rotterdam tiles in Onze-Lieve-Vrouwehospitaal in Kortrijk




Deutsche und niederländische Fliesen des 18. Jahrhunderts
aus dem Gartenpavillon des Schlosses Seußlitz


 Landschafts- und Bibelfliesen an einem offenen Kamin im Wasserschloss Assen


Mettlacher Mosaikplatten in de Sint-Anna-Kapel, Haltern am See


Amsterdamse tegels uit de 18e eeuw in een barokhuis, Markt 23, Grimma / Sachsen



The collection of Beatrix and Axel Vater in Kreismuseum Zons, over 600 jugendstil tiles.




De pracht van de Azulejos in het klooster van São Vicente de Fora in Lissabon
Deel 2: 'Galeria dos Patriarcas'



Museo Berardo has many of her tiles online:



United kingdom


London, British Museum. They have a large collection of various tiles, also online. Not easy to select just square tiles. Here e.g. the collection of Minton Tiles. You can select on various keywords. 



London, Victoria and Albert Museum. Delft tiles in their collection:



The Netherlands


Otterlo, Nederlands Tegelmuseum, Chinezen uit Makkum”. 7-9-2019 –  January 2020. The story behind the "chinese" tiles made in Makkum for the British market between 1935 and 1980.

"Exotic, luxury, hygienic". 7-9-2019 - January 2020. Tiles of the era of the tiled shops, In the period between 1900 and 1940 tiles were populars as shop decoration. The Dutch tile museum has a nice collection with nice representatives of butchers, bakeries, fishmongers and grocery shops with some of De Gruyter.  In the exhibition are also some tins on loan from colleague museums.  Nederlands Tegelmuseum, Eikenzoom 12, 6731 BH Otterlo. Tel. +31-318-591.519.Open: Tue – Sun, 13 – 17 hr. www.nederlandstegelmuseum.nl

Delft, Museum Prinsenhof,  PIETER DE HOOCH IN DELFT, FROM THE SHADOW OF VERMEER.  Paintings of the 17th century with some Dutch interiors where tiles are visible.  October 11, 2019 through February 16, 2020. Sint Agathaplein 1, 2611 HR Delft.  Open:  seven days a week from 9 to 17.    https://prinsenhof-delft.nl/en

Den Haag, Gemeente museum, THE LAVINO COLLECTION,  SHOWCASE OF DUTCH DELFTWARE.     The Lavino Collection was built by steel magnate Meijer Lavino, who died in 2005. This unique collection, never before shown to the public, includes almost the entire range of wares produced by Delft potters between 1660 and 1820.  31-8-2019 to 3-3-2019. Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag Open: Tue – Sun: 10 – 17  www.gemeentemuseum.nl

                                                           T0068 copyT0132 ijspret copy            

Hindeloopen, Schaatsmuseum, Winter op aardewerk, 13-12-2018 - 26-11-2019. Winter scenes on ceramics in 13 display cases including tiles with skaters. Kleine Weide 1-3, 8713 KZ, Hindeloopen. Open: Mon-Sat 10 - 18. Sun 13 - 17.  http://www.schaatsmuseum.nl/home/


Baarn, Historische Kring Baerne,  Tegels, Verleden en Heden, 21-9-2019  -  8-1-2020 . Tiles, Past and Present,   private collections,  Bibliotheek, Hoofdstraat 1A, Baarn. Open: Wed 14 - 16, Sat 11 - 13.  https://historischekringbaerne.nl/ 




Innsbruck. Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum. Handcraft of Tirol and many tile stoves of the 15th – 19th century. Volkskunstmuseum, Universitätsstraße 2, 6020 Innsbruck. Open: Mon – Sun: 9 – 17. http://www.tiroler-landesmuseen.at



Immenhausen, GlasmuseumKunst im Quadrat „Jugendstilfliesen“. Die Ausstellung zeigt Fliesen aus verschiedenen Werkstätten im In- und Ausland, neben Deutschland vor allem aus Belgien, den Niederlanden und Frankreich. Die Motive sind vielfältig: neben üppigen Pflanzendarstellungen, vor allem Seerosen, tauchen Tierdarstellungen auf, verschlungene Girlanden, grafische Muster und Bordüren.

Durch die über 150 Ausstellungsstücke sollen die Vielfalt und das Dekorationsspektrum der Wandfliesen zum Ausdruck kommen und die Besucher vor allem durch die Farb- und Motivfülle beeindruckt werden.

Over 150 Art Nouveau Tiles from Germany, Belgium, France and Holland with a wide range of decor motifs from the collection of Helmut Schmidt aus Marburg.

31. August – 17. November 2019. Am Bahnhof 3, 34376 Immenhausen. Tue - Thu: 10 - 17 , Fri - Sun: 13 - 17.         https://www.immenhausen.de/seite/287220/aktuelle-ausstellungen.html



St. Petersburg. Menshikov Palace Museum. Palace built near the Newa in the period of Peter the Great between 1710 and 1720. Rooms decorated with Dutch tiles. Now part of the Hermitage museum.               15, Universitetskaya Naberezhnaya. St Petersburg. Open: Tue – Sun : 10.30 – 17.30.   www.hermitagemuseum.org


United Kingdom


Wolverhampton, Wightwick Manor, Malthouse Gallery, Discover the Malthouse gallery and its exhibition in partnership with the De Morgan Foundation. The Gallery is open to the public since September 2019 with a new, colourful display of ceramics and paintings from the De Morgan FOundation’s collection, Wightwick’s own collection and loans from the V&A. Wightwick Manor, Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV6 8EE. Open: Mon  – Sun : 10.30 – 17.00.  https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wightwick-manor-and-gardens



Expected in november 2019

Jan Pluis and Min Chen. Dutch tiles with Chinese pictures, made by Tichelaar in Makkum after 1930 for the British market. Over 250 pictures in Dutch and English. Publisher: Primavera Pers.   https://www.primaverapers.nl/

On the internet

Wilhelm Joliet , Kartusche- und Ornamentfliesen des 19. Jahrhunderts
aus der Rotterdamer Fliesenwerkstatt Schiedamsedijk  http://www.tegels-uit-rotterdam.com/krimpenerwaard2.html

Freek Mayenburg, Systematic overview of old Dutch tiles    https://www.spijkertegels.nl     latest: the toucan (very rare) on bird tiles    https://www.spijkertegels.nl/thema-s/vogels/toekan


Mario Baeck. Glanzende wanden. Belgische keramische wandtegels in neostijlen voor het interieur tijdens de 19e eeuw. Monument en Landschappen. 2019 nr. 1,p.7.                                                                          Nog te weinig bekend en zelden wettelijk beschermd, breekt Mario Baeck een lans voor een betere kennis, behoud en restauratie van Belgische keramische wandtegels in neostijlen, die dienden als versiering van interieurs. Toch blijkt uit enkele recente beschermingen en de groeiende interesse dat er toch hoop is op een betere toekomst voor dit bijzondere tegelerfgoed dat ooit met grote creativiteit en financiële inspanningen 'glans' gaf aan de 19de-eeuwse interieurs


Arthur Fontaine. Der englische Coade-Stein – die Villery & Boch-„Terrakotta“. 2019.  214 pp.  Publisher: Books on demand.  ISBN 978-3-7347-1515-0   https://www.bod.de/buchshop

Dr. Marlis Andres. Die Fliesenvielfalt im Kloster Lüne: Eine Bestandsaufnahme.  2017. Description of tiles from 1600 – 1850in a monastery near Lüneburg. Local production and import from Rotterdam and Friesland. 96 pp.   ISBN 13 978-3981727494  For sale by Amazon.de

Dr. Marlis Andres. Gerettete Fliesen aus Schüttorf im Kloster Frenswegen. 2019. Description of tiles saved during the demolition of a house in Schüttorf. The tiles of the 18th century were produced in Holland. 68 pp. ISBN 13  978-1793379238 . For Sale by Amazon.de



Sébastien Quéquet, ‘Pour une “polychromie monumentale”. De quelques grands décors de Théodore Deck dansles années 1880’, in Sèvres, Revue de la Société des Amis du musée national de Céramique, 28 (2019) 96-107                                                                                                                                           Abstract: When it was inaugurated in 1905, within the walls of Le Louvre palace, the Museum of Decorative Arts bought two sets of architectural ceramics made by Théodore Deck and his collaborators. These works date back to the 1880s and each one, in its own way, illustrates the audacious experimentations carried by Deck throughout his carreer and reveals the challenges of 19th century ceramics.

Renaud Serrette, ‘La salle de bains du comte de Toulouse à Rambouillet’, in: Sèvres. Revue de la Société du musée national de Céramique, 28 (2019), 34-51

Jacqueline Hocquet, Les jeux enfants sur les carreaux de faïence historiés en Europe du Nord-Ouest aux XVIIe-XVIIIe siécles. L’exemple de l’Hospice Comtesse à Lille. Ludica. Annali di storia e civiltà del gioco, year 24 (2018), p. 39-53.



Celine Ventura Teixera, L’Azulejo, la genèse d‘un art.   Regards croisés sur les ateliers de la péninsule ibérique au temps des Philippe (1556-1665)    517 pp.   ISBN : 979-10-92054-87-3

Habillant les murs d’églises, de palais et de patios, Céline Ventura Teixeira l’azulejo a transcendé les frontières et les siècles. Il constitue non seulement une pratique ornementale représentative des goûts d’une époque mais aussi l’expression d’un savoir-faire développé par des faïenciers qui n’ont eu de cesse de perfectionner le geste et l’objet. La mise en regard des ateliers de Lisbonne, Talavera de la Reina et Séville fait émerger de nouvelles problématiques liées aux processus de création issus de plusieurs savoir-faire et appartenant aussi bien à la sphère artisanale qu’artistique. Successivement mentionnés dans la documentation archivistique comme simples potiers puis comme faïenciers et enfin comme peintres d’azulejos, ces « faiseurs d’images émaillées » voient leur statut social évoluer progressivement. Les migrations d’artistes, la circulation de modèles, la valeur et le rôle politique attribués à l’azulejo ou encore l’impact de la politique religieuse sur les programmes ornementaux font partie des axes privilégiés de cette étude afin de reconstituer les relations entre les ateliers de la Péninsule.

Azulejaria na Região Centro (The Art of the Tile in the Central Region of Portugal). All texts but one in Portuguese. Published by the Council of Figueira da Foz, ed.: Maria de Lurdes Craveiro and Inês Maria Jordão Pinto, Figueira da Foz, May 2019, 192 pages, ISBN 978-989-8903-10-5

The book contains the texts, with colour illustrations, of some of the presentations given at a symposium in Figueira da Foz in 2014. The ‘authors’ are mainly Portuguese tile experts, but Johan Kamermans’ presentation is also printed here (in English) as well as a speech given by Francine Stoffels (in Portuguese) about the relations between Portugal and The Netherlands in the field of tiles, and particularly her own connection with the Portuguese tile world.

Johan Kamermans, Susana Varela Flor and Inês Maria Jordão Pinto write about Dutch tiles in Portugal. Maria Alexandra Trindade Gago da Câmara examines how Portuguese azulejos have been studied through the ages, as well as new methods of research. The presentations given by Diana Gonçalves dos Santos (our guide in Porto during the Dutch tile excursion in 2011), Alexandre Nobre Pais and Raúl Moura Mendes deal with the various types of tiles manufactured in Coimbra. With this publication new research into both Portuguese and Dutch tiles has been made available.

Susana Fonseca – Azulejos com História. (Portuguese, English, Spanish, French) objecto Anónimo, 2016, ISBN 978-989-8256-73-7. 145 pp. The first 90 pages of short texts and beautiful photographs guide you through the history of tiles in Portugal from 1500 to the present day. The next 55 pages contain mostly photographs arranged according to theme and location. Techniques of manufacture are explained, too. Indispensable for people who wish to make a tile tour of Portugal. All the addresses are given.

In recent years a series of interesting and beautifully illustrated tile books have been published by Centro Atlântico (www.centroatlantico.pt). This was founded by photographer Libório Manuel Silva, who focuses on cultural subjects and heritage. He takes all the photos himself and Rosário Salema de Carvalho does all the editing of the tile books discussed below. She is a researcher and executive coordinator of Az – Rede de Investigação em Azulejo from ARTIS – Instituto de História de Arte, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa. Titles follow below.                         http://redeazulejo.letras.ulisboa.pt/redeazulejaria%5Fen/

Azulejos – Maravilhas de Portugal / Wonders of Portugal (bilingual edition), various authors, ed.: Libório Manuel Silva and Rosário Salema de Carvalho, Centro Atlântico, 2017, 335 pages, ISBN 978-989-615-213-0 . 

Some twenty specialists describe 40 locations from five centuries of history and all regions of Portugal: from the palaces in Sintra with their mudéjar tiles to the metropolitan stations dating from the end of the twentieth century. On our journey we pass the tile-clad façades of Lisbon, the art nouveau in Aveiro, the sixteenth-century tile pictures in Quinta de Bacalhôa and the palace of the Marquises of Fronteira, to mention but a few attractions. The general introduction by José Meco, with a timeline, gives all locations their place in the continuous history of the Portuguese azulejo.

Azulejos à Mesa / Azulejos in Restaurants (bilingual edition), various authors, ed.: Libório Manuel Silva and Rosário Salema de Carvalho, Centro Atlantico, 2018, 112 pages, ISBN: 978-989-615-215-4   

More light-hearted information - but indispensable for the epicures among us - is provided by Azulejo à Mesa, which describes seventeen restaurants with extraordinary tiles. Often situated in former monasteries or palaces, these include the well-known Cervejaria Trindade, Casa do Alentejo and Mesa de Frades in Lisbon, and the Pousada Mosteiro de Guimarães, where the food has been relished by participants of the Dutch tile excursions to Portugal.

Azulejo– O que é / What is (bilingual edition), ed.: Libório Manuel Silva and Rosário Salema de Carvalho, Centro Atlântico, 2nd ed. 2018, 112 pages, ISBN: 978-989-615-222-2

Over fifty renowned tile specialists, ceramicists, architects, collectors and other tile buffs try to give a satisfactory - and sometimes quite humorous - answer to this question. Each left-hand page has a text in the two languages, each right-hand page shows a splendid photograph of tile pictures and panels in such varied places as Tangier, Angra (Azores), Funchal (Madeira), Olivença and Seville (Spain), and of course locations in Portugal. The Portuguese, Brazilian, Spanish, Moroccan and Dutch authors include: Dora Alcântara, José Berardo, Fábio Carvalho, Feliciano David, Johan Kamermans, José Meco, João Manuel Mimoso, Alexandre Nobre Pais, João Pedro Monteiro, Alfonso Pleguezuelo, Vítor Serrão, Hans van Lemmen, Ana Viegas and Tiago Montepegado. Beautiful photos, which provide a sense of joyful recognition.

Azulejo em/in Braga – O Largo Tempo do Barroco / The Baroque Period, (bilingual edition), Libório Manuel Silva and Rosário Salema de Carvalho, Centro Atlantico, 2016, 216 pages, ISBN: 978-989-615-211-6


Renate Petriconi, ‘Die Fliesenverkleidungen von Policarpo de Oliveira Bernardes in der Kirche São Lourenço dos Matos im süden Portugals’ in:  Keramos, Zeitschrift der Gesellschaft der Keramikfreunde e.V Düsseldorf, 239 (2019) 3-15


Wilhelm Joliet , AZULEJOS, DAS KERAMISCHE WUNDER PORTUGALS IN DER KIRCHE SÃO VICTOR IN BRAGA. http://www.geschichte-der-fliese.de/braga.html

Wilhelm Joliet,  Klooster Alcobaça, een 18e-eeuwse azulejos-cyclus op de wanden in de Sala dos Reis, koningszaal.  http://www.geschichte-der-fliese.de/alcobacaNL.html




Andreeva, Ekaterina A. Faience Tiles with Biblical Subjects in the Interiors of the Menshikov Palace in St. Petersburg ( in Russian)        http://actual-art.org/files/sb/08/Andreeva.pdf                                      abstract: https://actual-art.spbu.ru/en/publications/archive/vol-8/material-culture-applied-art-and-design/10629.html




Wilhelm Joliet, Klosterkirche Santa Paula in Sevilla, Hervorragende Azulejos und in Hochrelief ausgeführte Keramiken. http://www.geschichte-der-fliese.de/santapaula.html


United Kingdom

Charles LawrenceThe Bedford Park Tiles of Eleanor Greeves, 2019, 24 pp, ISBN 978-0-9956451-6-5    http://charleslawrencechiswick.co.uk/art-books/



Hans van Lemmen, Minton’s Prosser’s Patent tiles, 1840-1854, in TACS Journal Volume 25,  2019.  Article about very early dust pressed tiles.




Tile Heritage Foundation. Latest news.    https://www.tileheritage.org/files/E-News-Fall-2019.html


Conferences :

United Kingdom

‘Terracotta: Past, Present and Future’, Midland Hotel, Manchester, 26th-27th March 2020

Organised by the Tiles & Architectural Ceramics Society, this conference aims to provide a historical context for
the use of terracotta and faïence in architectural structures and the latest information on the restoration and
refurbishment of buildings bearing these materials. It will also, importantly, promote the use of terracotta and
faïence in contemporary new-build projects. Leading practitioners in the field of architectural conservation,
manufacture of terracotta and faïence, and designers of new-build construction featuring these materials will be
among the panel of speakers. The conference will include a tour of some of the important buildings in central
Manchester as well as a visit to a major manufacturer of both conservation and new-build architectural terracotta
and faïence.







The Netherlands


OtterloTegeltoppers” November 2018 – 3. June 2019. The personal choice of 19 visitors or friends of the Dutch Tile Museum. The pictures of the tiles are on canvas with the size 60 x 60 cm. A part of the original tiles are also on exhibition. The oldest one is mediaeval floor tile and the latest is a Brazilian tile of about 2010. Nederlands Tegelmuseum, Eikenzoom 12, 6731 BH Otterlo. Tel. +31-318-591.519.Open: Tue – Sun, 13 – 17 hr. www.nederlandstegelmuseum.nl

Leeuwarden, “Glans en Geluk, kunst uit de wereld van de Islam”, Ceramics from the Islam World. 8-9-2018 to 3-3-2019 in the Haags Gemeente Museum, Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag. Open: Tue – Sun , 10 – 17 hr. www.gemeentemuseum.nl .

Catalogue : Glans en Geluk, Kunst uit de Wereld van de Islam. Splendour & Bliss. Arts from the Islamic World. Charlotte Huijgens, Luitgard Mols e.a. 24 x 28 cm, 280 pagina’s, 265 illustraties in kleur, luxe paperback, ISBN 9789462621947 (Nederlands/ English), € 24,95 (na de tentoonstelling € 27,50) Uitgever: Waanders & De Kunst.

Den Haag, “Made in Holland, 400 jaar wereldmerk” , 400 year Dutch ceramics. 2-6-2018 to 30-6-2019. In Keramiekmuseum Princessehof, Grote Kerkstraat 9, 8911 DZ Leeuwarden. Open: Tue – Sun, 10 – 17 hr. www.princessehof.nl

Catalogue: Made in Holland, Het wereldsucces van 400 jaar Nederlandse keramiek / The global succes of Dutch ceramics. Made in Holland laat zien hoe Nederland een wereldspeler op het gebied van de keramiek is geworden. 24 x 30 cm, 160 pagina’s, 103 illustraties in kleur & 26 in zwart-wit, gebonden, Nederlands/English, ISBN 9789462621848, € 24,95. Uitgever: Waanders & De Kunst.

Auctions: in February, March and April with various auction houses in Holland. More details will follow.


Pluis, Jan. Schepentegels, Amsterdam—Utrecht—Harlingen—Makkum 1660-1980, inleiding Remmelt Daalder. Paperback in Dutch 96 blz., ca. 200 ill. in kleur. Primavera Pers 2018  ISBN: 978-90-5997-264-3

Pluis, Jan. Dutch Ship Tiles, Amsterdam—Utrecht—Harlingen—Makkum 1660-1980, introduction Remmelt Daalder. Paperback in English, 2018, 96 pages., ca. 200 ill. in colour. Primavera Pers ISBN: 978-90-5997-262-9  

Each € 19,50. Order from: Nederlands Tegelmuseum, Eikenzoom 12, 6731 BH Otterlo. Tel. +31-318-591.519, Fax -592.000. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dobry, Artur. Ozcko, Piotr. Pluis, Jan. Holenderskie flizy na dawnych ziemiach polskich i ościennych = Dutch Tiles in the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth and neighbouring lands. Part. 1, Umywalnia na Zamku Wysokim w Malborku : jej historia i wystrój /  . - Malbork : Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, 2018. - 270 pages. . - ISBN 978-83-60518-97-7     (Book in Polish)

Ozcko, Piotr. Pluis, Jan. Holenderskie flizy na dawnych ziemiach polskich i ościennych = Dutch tiles in the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth and neighbouring lands. Part. 2, Mody i wnętrza / . - Malbork : Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, 2018. - 287 pages. . - ISBN 978-83-60518-98-4   (Book in Polish)

Baart, Jan. Faiança de Delft / Delft Faience (bilingual edition, Portuguese and English) The former town archaeologist of Amsterdam, Jan Baart, has published the first full and well-illustrated description of the collection of Delft faience in the possession of Fundação Maria Isabel Guerra Junqueiro e Luís Pinto de Mesquita Carvalho, in Porto. The 66 pieces were found in Portugal and brought together by the politician and poet Abílio Guerra Junqueiro (1850-1923).  In an interesting introduction Jan Baart describes the production of seventeenth and eighteenth faience and the organization of the potteries in Delft. Hard cover, 200 pages, c. 80 colour illustrations, € 25. Fundação Maria Isabel Guerra Junqueiro e Luís Pinto de Mesquita Carvalho, Porto, 2018. ISBN: 978-90-76241-49-4. Also available at the Dutch Tile Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands.

Dhruv Sharma, An Essay on the Tiles of Cádiz. The purpose of this book, acting as a cohesive single essay, is to describe Cádiz through its most expressive art form: its ceramic wall tiles. The book provides an overarching review of these tiles, their history and artistry as well as delving into the influences thereof. The Author uses his own pictures taken in Cádiz to provide a first hand portrayal. ISBN 9781723934940



Spijkertegels.nl , Diverse tegelpagina’s door Freek Mayenburg verder aangevuld met diverse tegels en extra zoekfunctie: zie http://www.spijkertegels.nl

Belowthesurface.amsterdam , de ca 20.000 archelogische vondsten van de bouw van de metro Noord-zuidlijn in Amsterdam. Meer dan 200 tegels en fragmenten zijn er te zien. https://belowthesurface.amsterdam/nl/vondsten




Nordfriesische Fliesentagung.18 Mei 2019.  Studiedag in Husum van de Interessengemeinchaft Baupflege Nordfriesland und Dithmarschen. Zie hun site  http://www.igbaupflege.de/termine.html

Collectors fair:

The "annual spring international art nouveau tiles collectors fair 2019" will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 2019, 11.00 a.m. - 3.30 p.m. in Museum Zons , Schlossstr. 1, 41541 Dormagen (between Köln and Düsseldorf), tel.: 02133-53020. www.kreismuseumzons.de


Düsseldorf, Hetjens-Deutsches Keramikmuseum, Grootste privé verzameling Meissner Zwiebelmuster   (Blauw-wit porselein) 25-10-2018 tot 17-3-2019. Schulstraße 4, 40213 Düsseldorf. Openingstijden: Di – Zo , 11 – 17 uur. www.duesseldorf.de/hetjens


Geschichte der Fliese. De site van Wilhelm Joliet heeft regelmatig updates. Over Rotterdamse tegels op http://www.tegels-uit-rotterdam.com/index.html     maar ook over tegels van elders op http://www.geschichte-der-fliese.de/.



Györ,  Fruhmann House: Tile Stove Exhibition, grote verzameling tegelkachels, 9022 Győr, Kiss János utca 9, Openingstijden: Di – Zo , 10 – 18 uur, www.turizmus.gyor.hu



Palermo, Sicilië, Stanze al Genio, collectie van ruim 5000 Italiaanse tegels, Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 11, 90133 Palermo PA, Openingstijden: Di – Zo , 11 – 16 uur, www.stanzealgenio.it


St. Petersburg, Keramarch, Museum of Architectural Ceramics, situated in Peter and Paul Fortress. Opened october 5th of 2018. Open 11:00 - 18:00. Tue 11:00 - 17:00, Closed Wed.  http://www.keramarch.ru

Saba   ( Dutch Antilles) 


Dutch Museum Cottage, Saba, Tegelcollectie, Park Lane Street 12, Windwardside, Saba, Openingstijden: Ma – Zo , 13 – 17 uur, www.sabaweb.nl/collection-01/



New blogs by Michael Padwee. My blog, "Architectural Tiles, Glass and Ornamentation in New York": http://tilesinnewyork.blogspot.com/