History of the Ceramic Collection
The Veste Coburg Art Collections first began exhibiting and collecting modern ceramics in the 1970s. In 1975, the Richard Bampi Prize was created to promote young ceramic artists; this was followed in 1976, 1980 and 1984 by the exhibition cycle entitled “Ceramics in Bavaria today”, which showed contemporary works by ceramic artists living and working in Bavaria. From each of these exhibitions, permanent acquisitions of important works were made. Consequently, the collection focuses heavily on German ceramics; however, it also includes a large number of high-quality works from all over the world, especially the UK, France, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, the US, Korea and Japan.