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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.


Boek: Nederlandse tegels uit de 20ste eeuw met Chinese en Japanse voorstellingen

Door Jan PluisMin Chen



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.

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.




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.



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         Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.



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.


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,



mei 2020

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.



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.


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De website over Nederlandse antieke tegels en (Goudse) kleipijpen,

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


Landschafts- und Bibelfliesen an einem offenen Kamin im Wasserschloss Assen



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