The Kyushu Ceramic Museum


Notice on the Opening of the Special Exhibition: The Tragedy of Loosdorf Castle -The Destruction and Rebirth of Exported Old-Imari -

May 28, 2022

b42bdfcfb1a9c2eb1a4ffd95215f4af5-thumb-autox424-9162.pngLoosdorf Castle, located in the suburbs of Vienna, Austria was once decorated with a number of Old-Imari porcelain (Ko-Imari). However, most of the collection was destroyed during the Second World War. Although the Piatti Family, owner of the Loosdorf castle, was overwhelmed by this incident, they decided not to discard the porcelain shards. The family has instead exhibited the remnants for many years as mementos to convey the tragedy of war and their desire for peace.

This is the first time the Loosdorf Castle Collection is being displayed outside of Austria. The exhibition includes the remnants of porcelain ceramic works from Japan, China and Europe and are exhibited along with masterpieces of Old-Imari wares from Kyushu Ceramic Museum.

The exhibition also focuses on 'Rebirth' as a theme, introducing works fully restored from the shards and broken pieces using the latest Japanese restoration technologies.

(Exhibition Details)
Exhibition Period: Saturday, May 28 to Monday (public holiday), July 18, 2022
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm (Entrance until 4:30pm)
Admission: Adults, ¥600 (¥500*); university students, ¥300 (¥200*)
Free for children under high-school students, and people with a disability card/proof of disability and their caregivers.
*Price per person for groups of 20 or more

(Related Events)
Gallery Talks by Curators
Date: Every Saturday during the exhibition period (except June 18)
Duration: 1 hour
Time: 2pm
*Admission fee is required for viewing the special exhibition