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Worcester Museum to explore porcelain collections through food histories

Worcester Editorial 8th Apr, 2024   0

WORCESTER museum lovers will be able to get a taste of the city’s porcelain’s role in the history of food and drink thanks to an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant.

Along with food historian, chef and author Dr Neil Buttery, the Museum of Royal Worcester will put together a new dessert cabinet and Georgian dining table display.

The display will feature Worcester porcelain, table decorations, and modelled food, to illuminate the surprising ways in which city ceramics were used in formal 18th-century dining experiences.

These displays will offer insight into how food has been prepared, shared, and enjoyed over time, as well as increase understanding of Worcester’s place in the history of global exchange.

The grant will also allow the Museum to host community-focused workshops, talks and events around these themes.

A project with Worcester Litfest will also be developed, and food-themed paint-a-pot sessions will be offered at the Museum’s pottery studio.

Dr Neil Buttery said: “I am really excited about bringing the museum’s beautiful Worcester porcelain to life, with the table setting and historical foods.

“Seeing how porcelain was used, and who was handling it helps to build a real picture of its importance in daily life.”


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