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The Victor Murphy Trust: Wemyss Ware Exhibition

From 14 September 10:00 to 30 September 16:30


We are proud to host the Victor Murphy Trust’s exhibition of Wemyss Ware, one of the most important examples of Scotland’s pottery heritage, dating as far back as 1817. The trust holds some 200 pieces of this treasured style of Scottish ceramics.

About Wemyss Ware
Originating in the 19th century in a pottery in Kirkcaldy, Fife, its original and vibrant style was the result of a meeting between Robert Heron, the pottery owner, and Karel Nekola, a decorator from Bohemia, who eventually moved permanently to Scotland to make a life for himself. Wemyss Ware ceramics, easily recognised by the skilful use of colour, interesting shapes and hand-painted details, are among the most collectable and sought-after pieces of Scottish pottery.

Full text available from the National Trust for Scotland

About the Victor Murphy Trust
Established and registered as a charity in Scotland in August 2006 (reg. no SCO37409), the Victor Murphy Trust was named after a Scottish Group Captain in the Royal Air Force who developed a love for Japan in the 1950s when he was stationed in Hong Kong. His positivity and belief in humanity lives on in the Trust, the mission of which is twofold:

  • To support public education on relations between Scotland, the wider United Kingdom, and Japan in the world of art through the deepening mutual understanding of the subject and exchanging exhibition programs of arts and crafts.
  • To encourage the rediscovery of the past heritage of Scotland, the wider United Kingdom, and Japan, and recognise the value in the hope of revitalising our present understandings in the belief that this will lead to a wider appreciation of the different cultures where we live.

Event Details

Wemyss Ware Exhibition
Presented by the Victor Murphy Trust
Saturday, 14 September 2019 to Monday, 30 September 2019
FREE | Open daily from 10:00 to 16:30

Institut français d’Ecosse
Salle Jacques Tati (ground floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Access Details
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Jacques Tati are accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

IFE Membership and Discount Rates
While this event is free and open to all, the Institut programmes many members only events and offers discounted member rates at other events. Find out more about becoming a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse.

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