Event: Presentation of the digital platform “The Royal Dresden Porcelain Collection” (SKD)

Date of event:   23/01/2024 − 23/01/2024

Format: Online over Zoom [LINK]
Date: Tuesday, 23 January 2024
Time: 10 am CET
Organized by: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD), Dresden, Germany

From 2014 to 2024, the Porzellansammlung Dresden worked with an international team of experts to research and catalogue the comprehensive, extant royal holdings of Augustus the Strong (1670–1733) comprising around 8200 East Asian porcelain objects in conjunction with the historical documentation. On January 23, the results will be published on The Royal Dresden Porcelain Collection, an innovative digital platform that showcases the objects as much as the history of the collection.

We cordially invite you to join the Zoom presentation of the digital platform The Royal Dresden Porcelain Collection at 10 am CET on Tuesday, 23 January 2024.

The Porzellansammlung (porcelain collection) of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) is regarded as one of the world’s highest-quality and largest collections devoted to ceramics. The wealth of treasures in the former royal collection include Chinese and Japanese porcelain as well as unique masterpieces from the early days of the Meissen manufactory. Around 8,200 of the originally more than 29,000 East Asian ceramics in the collection are still preserved today. Of these, the most beautiful and important pieces are exhibited in the Dresden Zwinger. The majority are stored in depots, away from the public eye.

All the surviving East Asian porcelain objects from Augustus the Strong’s collection have been digitally catalogued for the first time as part of the Dresden Porcelain Project, an international research collaboration that began in 2014 and has lasted a decade. From now on, all the objects will be freely accessible to everyone on ‘The Royal Dresden Porcelain Collection’ platform. This flagship project offers a unique insight into the fascinating world of porcelain and sets new standards in digital publishing.

The English-language platform is aimed not only at a specialist audience but also at the general public, inviting them to interact with this important cultural heritage.

To join, please use the link provided on this site.

High-resolution press images can be downloaded free of charge from that page. Shortly after the event, a recording of the press conference will also be made available.

More about the project
Access the platform (from 23 January)