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Middlesbrough Collection Tour

2 – 2.45pm

MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art)

Join MIMA Gallery Assistant and ceramic practitioner Chris Suttie on this special tour as he explores the alchemy of glazing through the Middlesbrough Collection’s ceramic holdings. Glaze is a fundamental process of ceramics, providing the clay surface with protection from pollutants and a huge range of colour and depth.

The Middlesbrough Collection comprises over 2,350 works of art and craft made by British and international artists from the mid-1800s to today. The ceramics collection is made up of over 500 pieces made between the 1920s to 2020. The works show various making techniques, decorations, glazes and finishes.

The tour takes place in MIMA’s Open Access Collection Store, which offers a unique behind-the-scenes view of the ceramic and jewellery strands of the collection. These objects illuminate cultural life and artist practices locally, nationally, and globally.

Part of The Association for Art History’s Festival (19-24 September) 2023.