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European Porcelain Lightner Tour Topic

Evie Kirschling, 13 of St. Augustine gets nose to nose with a porcelain mandrill made by Arthur Storch of Thuringia Volkstedt, Germany in 1921.

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By JENNIFER JORDAN,

communications@lightnermuseum.org

Lightner Museum Curator Barry Myers conducts monthly tours featuring unique and special treasures of the Museum.  The tours are the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. and offer guests an intimate encounter with a select few of the Lightner’s eclectic relics.

January’s Curator’s Tour will be a brief history of European porcelain and its meteoric rise to popularity. The delicacy and beautiful nature of porcelain belies some of the uglier truths in its creation and the ambitions of many men to bring this Asian art to Europe. The porcelain collection at the Lightner Museum is a unique assemblage of original Meissen productions, forgeries and later representations of the art by equally-renowned manufacturers. This tour seeks to cover the broad scope of the collection, as well as European porcelain’s vast history.

Tours are included in the price of admission and will begin in the front lobby of the Museum at 10 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month.  Admission is free for St. Johns County residents with valid identification.

This walking tour will be lead by Elizabeth Graham, Lightner Museum Educator.  Lightner Museum Curator Barry Myers will also be available to offer further insight and to answer questions.

Donations are appreciated and will be accepted after the tour.

The Lightner Museum is a non-profit cultural institution sustained by the generous support of individuals, businesses and sponsors.

For more information on programs and events happening at the Lightner Museum visit www.lightnermuseum.org

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